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.
More skiing time
By Easter the afternoons and evenings are much lighter, as a result you get more piste 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 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!
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.
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.
So what are you waiting for? Get those suitcases dusted off and get booking! We'll see you on the slopes...