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Why ski at Easter in Alpe d'Huez

Make the most of your Easter holidays with a ski trip

featured in News & reviews Author Ellie Mahoney, Alpe d'Huez Editor Updated

Every year whether it's early or late, Easter can be a great time for a ski holiday.

Here are some reasons we think you should come skiing 'en famille' this year.

ski touring in tignes

Cheaper deals

Towards the end of the ski season you'll find not only find great deals on flights, rental properties, hotels, and transfers but you may also find cheaper lift passes too.

Chamonix Snow Report: 24th February 2014

More skiing time

By Easter the afternoons and evenings are much lighter, as a result you get more piste time and bang for your buck. We say hooray to that!

Each individual lift will have its own clock or information board with closing times on, so take full advantage and ski until the sun goes down. We also much prefer to après-ski in the warm sunshine.

Please note, some lower ski areas may close in April, or some linked ski areas are less accessible. You probably won't mind or notice, you'll be enjoying yourself too much anyway.

Easter egg hunt Val d'Isere

Warmer weather

Easter has got to be one of our favourite times to ski, and that's down to the weather. Who doesn't like blue skies and sunshine whilst they're skiing around, stopping for a lunch break in a deck chair soaking up the sun?

OK, it's not guaranteed to be sunny and warm every day in Alpe d'Huez, but the chances are much higher at this time of year. Don't forget to pack your SPF50+ sunscreen and lipbalm - we've seen many a raspberry red tourist in the chemist seeking advice on sunburn! Ouch!

a half drunk bottle of rose and a slice of cheese picnic

Eating outdoors

With warmer weather comes the opportunity to eat and drink outdoors, and you'll have plenty of options at this time of year, without your chips freezing instantly. Soak up the sun as you tuck into your tartiflette and beer on the terrace at one of the many mountain restaurants and bars, or enjoy a piste side picnic if you want to avoid the crowds, and savour the amazing mountain views in relative silence.

discovery on alpine roads

It's easier to self drive

If you fancy a bit more freedom on your ski holiday, then driving to Alpe d'Huez can definitely give you that.

You don't have to worry about extra baggage charges and you may not even need snow chains when you get here (although make sure you have them just in case). Then once you're here find where to park.

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So what are you waiting for? Get those suitcases dusted off and get booking! We'll see you on the slopes...