Best Resorts for a Spring Skiing Holiday

What are the Best Ski Resorts for a Luxury Spring Skiing Holiday?

What are the Best Ski Resorts for a Luxury Spring Skiing Holiday? 1500 1125 Helen Orford

What are the Best Ski Resorts for a Luxury Spring Skiing Holiday?

Whether concerned about the cost of a peak season ski holiday or wanting to book a later trip to avoid travel restrictions, spring skiing holidays are the perfect answer. Often overlooked when planning a ski holiday, March and April feature some of the most glorious times in the French Alps.

In contrast to the chilly mid-winter weather experienced during January and February, the milder spring temperatures tend to be more inviting for families, those with younger children.

The quality of snow in high altitude domains is often at its best, and the sunny, bluebird skies are a great excuse to enjoy long lunches that extend to après-ski. Which begs the question, what are the best resorts for a Spring skiing holiday?


1.     Val d’Isère – Tignes (Espace Killy)

valdisere resort

With an altitude of 3,456 m, Val d’Isère is the third-highest resort in the French Alps, only 144m off the highest resort, La Grave. During March Val d’Isère gains an average of 41cm of fresh snow every week, with an average of 4.1days a week being snow days. Going into April, the fresh snowfall decreases a little to 33cm per week, although spread over half a day more than in March, ensuring a constant supply of fresh powder for those wanting to hit the slopes. The 300km area, shared with neighbouring Tignes, features plenty of long red and blue runs, a great range of easy greens for beginners and even two ski parks for adrenaline seekers.

Number of Pistes
Green Runs – 20
Blue Runs – 67
Run Runs – 40
Black Runs – 26
Ski Parks – 2

Consensio operates an exclusive portfolio of France’s most luxurious Catered Ski Chalets and Self-Catered Alpine Apartments in Val d’Isère, Including Chalet Marco Polo, thrice winner of ‘France’s Best Ski Chalet’ at the World Ski Awards.

Click here to see all Consensio Luxury Val d’Isère holidays.


2.     Méribel

Meribel Resort Skiing

Méribel lies at the heart of Les Trois Vallées making it an excellent base from which to explore over 600km of pistes with limitless powder opportunities. From La Chaudanne, each gondola leads into a different valley; take the Burgin Saulire for fashionable Courchevel, or Tougnète for the high-altitude skiing of Val Thorens. The area is immense and with the best lift system found anywhere, skiers of all abilities can explore each of the three valleys in one single day without ever having to remove their skis. Méribel gains an average of 25cm per week of fresh snow with 3.7 snow days per week during March. In April it gains around 17cm of snowfall over 3.3 days each week.

Number of Pistes
Green Runs – 8
Blue Runs – 25
Red Runs – 24
Black Runs – 7
Ski Parks – 2

Consensio operates the best luxury chalets and self-catered apartments in Méribel. Méribel features some of our most popular ultimate catered chalets, which feature heated pools, spas, gyms, cinema rooms, and some are ski-in/ski-out and all come complete with a concierge and chauffeur service. We also operate a Relaxed Catered Chalet for those wanting a more understated level of service, plus a range of self-catered alpine apartments.

Click here to view all Consensio luxury ski holidays in Méribel.


3.     Courchevel

Renowned for exceptional skiing and gastronomy. Courchevel has for many years attracted a fashionable crowd of the rich and famous and this trend remains unchanged today. As a resort, it has few Alpine rivals for comfort and cuisine and is home to some of the most luxurious ski chalets in the Alps. Courchevel forms a part of the renowned Trois Vallées – the largest lift connected ski area in the world. Courchevel itself has 55 ski lifts connecting a huge number of runs. It experiences a long ski season and has an exceptional snow record. Whether you prefer challenging runs like Les Suisses or wide rolling blues, there is a broad variety of terrain to appeal to skiers of all ages and abilities. What’s more, the adjoining resorts of Méribel and Val Thorens are easily accessible. Courchevel gets an average of 23cm of fresh snow over 3.7 days throughout March, and 14cm over 2.8 days throughout April.

Number of Pistes
Green Runs – 19
Red Runs – 34
Blue Runs – 35
Black Runs – 8
Ski Parks – 1

Courchevel features three of our most popular chalets which include many luxury features including spas, south-facing terraces, large, heated swimming pools, and are all ski-in/ski-out chalets. Courchevel is also home to our chalet Shemshak Lodge, which won ‘France’s Best Ski Chalet 2019’ at the World Ski Awards.

Click here to view Consensio’s luxury ski holidays in Courchevel.

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