Fancy a Late Season Ski Trip to the Alps?
18th March 2022
Last modified on March 22nd, 2022
If so you are not the only one as Intersport Rentals is seeing bookings surge for Easter. Skiers & Snowboarders can finally hit the slopes with few Covid-19 restrictions in place. With a late Easter the season is set to go out with a bang. UPDATED
“It’s the moment British skiers and snowboarders have been dreaming of – after two long and frustrating years, travel restrictions have finally been eased with those irritating and expensive Covid tests axed,” said Chris Moran from Intersport.
This means that ski and snowboard holidays are very much back on the agenda.
We recently reported on PlanetSKI on the almost total easing of restrictions in France and the abolition of UK return travel rules.
Intersport Rental is now reporting a surge in bookings for the Easter holidays in April.
“Easter is the perfect time to go skiing or snowboarding in the Alps,” says BBC Ski Sunday and Olympic commentator Ed Leigh.
“Especially for families and those new to the sport, as it’s typically warm and sunny. Think outdoor picnics beside the slopes and lunches on sunny terraces.
“The snow is likely to be soft and slushy, which makes for fun times on the mountain, with none of the ice or freezing blizzards on chairlifts that might characterise an early season trip.”
Easter is late this year, but historical data for late season compiled by Snow-Forecast.com, show that some resorts have their highest snow levels at the end of March.
That means that even by Easter-time there should be plenty of snow on the slopes.
It should though be pointed out that it has been a poor winter for snowfall across large parts of the Alps this winter, and we haven’t seen any snow for a while.
The PlanetSKI editor, James Cove, reported from the Tirol in Austria on current conditions on Saturday 19th March.
Check out the full PlanetSKI Snow Report
However even at the end of April a resort like Tignes in France averages 2.2 powder days a week, again according to Snow-Forecast.com.
At the end of this article we have the closing dates for the most popular resorts in Austria, France and Switzerland.
Note that some of the areas are open until the beginning of May 2022.
Easter trips can offer far better value for money than travelling at the peak holiday times of Christmas/New Year or the February half term period.
Especially this year when some accommodation providers plus airlines and train operators are offering great deals to entice us to travel again.
Intersport Rental in a promotional partner of PlanetSKI and has some fantastic discounts on ski and snowboard hire – book in advance online and use the discount code SPRING22.
Their shops will be offering the same great service as always, ride the latest kit, swap your skis or snowboard as conditions demand, and save on costly airline baggage fees.
Intersport also offers a free cancellation policy for any unforeseen changes in holiday plans.
To book now just follow this link to Intersport Ski Hire
As promised here are the closing dates for resorts across Austria, France and Switzerland: