When people go to book a skiing holiday, most would pick the most obvious and popular time to book it, in the prime of Winter. In this blog, we will highlight some of the benefits of booking a skiing holiday at the very end of the ski season just as Spring begins, and why many people prefer the quieter months of March and April. Morzine has everything you could want and need for skiing in later months like March. We are a year-round holiday destination and a social hub with tons to do and explore, and skiing is available all the way up till the end of April.
So what are the top 8 advantages of Skiing in Spring?
1. High Altitude Skiing
The reason that skiing in Morzine is still available coming into Spring is due to its surrounding high-altitude mountains. You can always find plenty of snow right at the top of and through to the end of the slopes on the mountains up and above Avoriaz – with altitudes going up to 3000 meters! You wouldn’t think so, but many resorts get their heaviest snowfall at the beginning of spring, which means there’s tons of fresh snow in March. Just grab a lift, head for the summits and hit the slopes.
A huge advantage of late-season skiing is that the weather is much better and the days are longer, which allows for more time to be out skiing, and a better and brighter atmosphere. Morzine is well known for its wide-open valley with tons of sunshine –so not only can you ski amongst the sunny terrain, but if you want to explore the mountains in another way, why not take a day out and have a go at paragliding? Morzine is infamous for its paragliding facilities and there are a variety of excellent organisations offering them. We’d like to highlight some of the benefits of booking a skiing holiday at the very end of the ski season just as Spring begins, why many people prefer the quieter months of March and April and there are tons of other activities to check out in Morzine if you’re here for a summer holiday, read about mountain biking, horse riding, hot air balloon flights and so much more on our website.
3. Great Prices
Since the peak skiing season is over, the price of flights and accommodation often takes a cut. In the months of Spring, you can enjoy a skiing holiday just as well (if not better since it’s not as busy) as in peak months, for a fraction of the usual price. This means more money can be spent on going out to nice restaurants and bars and treating yourself to some well-deserved food and drink after a hard day’s skiing.
4. Quieter Slopes
No one particularly enjoys it when the slopes are packed with people and you’re trying to avoid bumping into each other, or when long queues for ski lifts waste valuable skiing time. Why not simply avoid the hustle and bustle of peak skiing periods and come out in spring when there are not as many fellow tourists? While skiing in March and April, there are fewer people on the slopes and you can enjoy having the mountains to yourself.
5. Festivities & End Of Season Parties
After a heavy season of skiing, there are always tons of end-of-season festivities and parties going on. Morzine is buzzing with local workers who have been flat out all winter, and who just want to let loose and party! Check out the legendary Folie Douce, and some of the other great apres skis after a day on the slopes and enjoy the music!
6. Self-Catered Accommodation
Self-catered accommodation provides a great option for those looking to get the most out of their Spring ski trip. You can choose from fully equipped kitchens, spacious bedrooms, balconies with views over Morzine or nearby mountains, plus amenities such as private parking spaces and saunas. Plus having your own space means you can be flexible regarding meal times and entertainment.
7. Ice Diving
Ice diving in Spring is an adventure that many experienced divers explore. During March and April, the water temperatures are lower than in other months, so proper preparation and safety precautions must be taken to ensure a safe dive experience. This includes extra layers of protective clothing, hats and gloves, plus additional weight belts to help stabilise the diver in the water below.
8. Nocturnal Sledging
Nocturnal sledging in Spring is a unique experience that can be found in Morzine. It’s the perfect way to spend an evening with friends, enjoying the beautiful star-filled night sky as you zip down icy slopes. As you take each curve and descent, you’ll feel like you’re sliding down the slope without any worries or concerns. The thrill of sledging under the stars makes for a magical experience that will stay with you long after you’ve gone home. March is a great time to enjoy this activity because of its cooler temperatures – ideal for a fun night out!
Make sure to check out our incredible accommodation options on aiglonmorzine.com before booking your late season skiing holiday in Morzine!
Originally published March 5th 2020