THE SHORT ANSWER IS YES!
Late season skiing is a great time to hit the slopes in many of the ski resorts across the Alps. It’s time to get together and celebrate the end of the winter, as the snow gradually starts to melt as it makes way for the warmth of the spring.
GOOD SNOW, GOOD WEATHER : PERFECT CONDITIONS FOR FIRST-TIMERS
This season, the snow has been here to stay. This week our resorts will receive their last snow fall of the season, up to 30 cms, just the right amount to ensure the slopes remain perfectly snowy and great to ride on. And after the last snowfall the sun is forecast to shine, producing perfect conditions. Hit the sunny terraces and slopes, swap your ski goggles for sunglasses, down-filled jackets with light-weight jackets, and make the most of the longer days. Let’s go, shall we? If you are not lucky enough to see the mountains that often, or if you have never been skiing, this is the perfect time for you to discover the mountains at their best. Cold and snowy weather is not an option in April, spring ski holidays are all about “ski, dance and sun”. Book yourself a great holiday, at a discounted end of season price and make the most of the snowy, sunny mountains in April.
MUS(K)ICAL VIBES FOR EVERYONE
Concerts, festivals and other events are in full swing, mixing together to create the most colourful cocktail of fun you can sample in the mountains. Here are some late season skiing holidays options to check out:
- Val d’isère : closing week, yoga festival, concerts, Adventure movie festival, and of course the eternal apres-ski parties for everyone from teens to kids to adults. From April 27th to May 1st, make the most of the all-inclusive offers and get a liftpass for €1. If this is still too expensive (really?!), try and get this all Spring Ski Holiday for free by participating in our game on Facebook for a chance to win a All-Inclusive stay in Val d’isère for the closing weekend. If Val d’isère doesn’t appeal to you, its sister resort is waiting for you at the Free Music Festival Live in Tignes by Francofolies from 17th to 19th April.
- La Plagne : SubliCimes festival is making its way back to La Plagne this spring. Reach the top in La Plagne, 5 to be precise. 5 summits over 2000m will become alive with an incredible fun-filled atmosphere. 11th to 19th April 2018.
- The 3 Vallées : Festi Val Tho welcomes you from 27th to 29th March with some renowned DJs and Bands for some groovy dancehall and deephouse vibes, featuring NRJ Extravadance. In Méribel, from March 31st to April 13th, it’s more of a calm and soothing atmosphere you will encounter at the Zen A(l)titude event. Jacuzzi or spring ski session, rest and make the most of the mountain’s silence to energise yourself. For families, La Tania has its Family Day on the 9th of April : facepainting by Oxygène, games and music, BBQ and goodies will liven up the heart of the Three Valley’s best kept secret. And don’t forget to visit Courchevel’s best apres-ski spots in order to live the mountains’ best experience.
Looking for family-friendly après-ski? La Folie Douce is your best bet. Find these aprés-ski bars with free daily cabaret show on the slopes in Val d’Isère and Méribel-Courchevel.
ON MARCH 21ST, FIRST DAY OF SPRING, THE DEDERN BY OXYGENE WAS ON
This year marked the 15th Dedern by Oxygène (previously known as Magic D Day) where Oxygene welcomed all mountain lovers to the Oxygène Magic Garden on the slopes, for an afternoon party to celebrate the arrival of Spring : freestyle for everyone, waterslide, games, BBQ and drinks. We planned everything to bring to you the best vibes of the late season skiing experience. Families, seasonnaires, and holiday-makers joined the Oxygène team for this great day. Thank you all for coming and thank you to the staff who organised this fantastic afternoon in Méribel. Will you come next year?
SKI TOURING AT THE TOP
Why not enjoy the mountain at its best and sign up for a ski touring session? It provides the perfect excuse to wake up early, hike up before the first sunbeams touch the summits, and enjoy the peace and true beauty of the mountains away from the crowds.