Very last minute European Spring ski breaks

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Very last minute European Spring ski breaks

With Easter nearly upon us, the humidity increasing and weather looking brighter and warmer in Hong Kong, skiing is quite far from people’s minds. However, if you do have a longing for one last hurrah on the slopes at the end of the month or early May, CK Ski has put together their top five European resorts for a ski break before the season finishes.

Spring skiing has many benefits; the weather is generally warmer and sunnier, the slopes are quieter out of peak season and, with lighter evenings, lifts can stay open slightly later. With a bank holiday on 1 May, there is the opportunity for a venture to the snow, taking fewer day’s off work.

 

Hintertux, Austria

Hintertux is home to many ski team training camps throughout the year due to its high altitude and steep terrain. You’ll find some of the best snow and well-serviced lifts in Hintertux for end-of-season skiing. It is a resort open all-year with a well-maintained snow park. To celebrate the end of the season, Hintertux is offering seven night’s accommodation including breakfast, six-days Zillertal-Skipass and free skibus from € 385 (approx. HK$ 4100pp).

Open: All year-round

Travel: From Hong Kong you can fly direct to Munich and take the train or drive to Hintertux

More info: www.tux.at

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Ischgl resort view

Ischgl, Austria

Ischgl offers high slopes with reliable snow, après ski and a momentous closing party. The investment in modern lifts, excellent piste grooming with the majority of slopes facing north-west above 2000m, make Ischgl a good late-season choice. The Silvretta Arena is Austria’s largest continuous ski area with long windy runs, steep blacks, generous off-piste terrain and a ski route over to Samnaun, Switzerland.

Open: Until 1 May 2014

Getting there: From Hong Kong you can fly direct to Munich or Zurich, take the train to Landeck then a bus/ taxi to Ischgl

More info: www.ischgl.com

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© B.Longo_Office de Tourisme de Val Thorens

Val Thorens, France

Val Thorens is the highest resort in the extensive Three Valleys ski area and, at 2300m, the highest ski village in Europe. Snow is guaranteed, with links to Courchevel, Méribel and the Maurienne. On north-facing slopes, you’ll still find wintry snow into the late season.

 

Open: Until 11 May 2014

Travel: Fly to Geneva via Zurich or London, then a coach to resort or train transfer via Moûtiers

Website: www.valthorens.com

 

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©Jean-Marc Favre, Tignes, Glacier de la Grande Motte

Tignes, France

Tignes shares the Espace Killy with neighbouring Val d’Isère, giving access to over 300km of slopes and is suitable for mixed-ability groups. There is varied accommodation within the area’s five villages, including Val Claret, Le Lac and Le Lavachet. With a high altitude and access to the Grande Motte Glacier, the slopes are open all year.

Open: Until 5 May 2014, then reopens for summer skiing

Travel: Fly to Geneva via Zurich or Dubai, then take a bus transfer to resort. Or look at booking an all-inclusive package with Club Med

Website: www.tignes.net

 

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Cervinia’s groomed pistes

Cervinia, Italy

Linked with Zermatt in Switzerland, it is possible to ski between the two resorts until May. Cervinia is a sunny, snow-sure resort with smooth, groomed piste and sits above the tree line at just over 2000m with the Matterhorn dominating the scenery. It is a good resort for beginners and intermediates looking to cruise the slopes in the late season sunshine.

Open: Until 6 May 2014

Travel: Fly to Zurich and arrange a transfer to resort by train or bus          

Website: www.cervinia.it

 

Before you go, have a look at snow conditions. If you have any questions about Spring skiing in Europe or have a few photos from your trip that you’d like to share with us, please get in touch. And Happy Easter!

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