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Where to ski at Easter

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Skiing anytime of the year is fun, but Easter is something different! Easter skiing is magical because the air is warmer and the sun is brighter but the snow is still just as crisp. If you’re heading on a skiing trip to a mountainous region, then Easter is the perfect time to do it. If you’re wondering where to ski at Easter, continue reading this helpful guide from Chill Factore.

What makes skiing at Easter so unique?

The first thing that jumps out about skiing at Easter is the weather. Signifying the end of winter and the beginning of spring, the air is a lot warmer, even with snow still in the mountains. Throughout winter, you’ll have braved sub-zero temperatures while slaloming down the slopes. However, at Easter, the temperature can creep to above zero.

Surprisingly, ski resorts at Easter are quiet too. You would think that with schools on a break for half term, there would be a mass influx of people on their holidays. However, generally speaking, the Easter season can be quieter than most ski seasons. So it could be the perfect time for you to perfect your skills.

Also, a little Easter skiing tip from Chill Factore: Once the sun is out, the snow is softer. So you should try and find the sweet spots before the snow gets too soft. Follow the sun around the ski resort and save the west-facing snow until last. You can truly get the best snow all day long this way.

Where to ski at Easter

So, where should you ski at Easter then? We’ve looked at some of the best ski resorts around Europe and think that you should consider taking the whole family to one (or all!) of the below three:

  • Tignes and Val d’Isère
  • Val Thorens
  • Verbier

Tignes and Val d’Isère

Head to the beautiful Tignes and Val d’Isère resort in France to experience beautiful scenery and incredible skiing. The skiing area at Tignes and Val d’’Isère goes up to 3,456m at the top of La Grande Motte glacier in the Espace Killy ski area.

Combined, it gives you around 300km of high-altitude slopes and wonderful glacier skiing. At this particular ski resort, there are plenty of practice lifts and natural links too. There is also a large children’s area here too, so it’s perfect for the whole family.

Plus, it stays open until early May. So there’s plenty of time to get there for Easter.

Val Thorens

Another incredible major ski resort in France is Val Thorens. At Easter, this place is truly magical. Sitting at 2,300m above sea level with a lift that reaches 3,200m, there is so much snow for you to enjoy here. Plus, there are many green runs across the Three Valleys ski area with plenty of savings on lift passes if you’re travelling with children.

There are magic carpet lifts and beginner slopes if you’re travelling with your little ones. There’s also an indoor fun park with bouncy inflatables, swimming pools and trampolines. There are even ski-in and ski-out apartments at the resort, allowing you to come and go as you please.

Meanwhile, if you want to head higher up the mountain and try some more challenging runs, the hotel actually offers childcare. This can give you and your partner some extra time to hit the slopes!


Verbier, in Switzerland, is another wonderful ski resort to visit during Easter. With an altitude of 3,330m, the scenery is something to behold. Admire the scenery while cross-country skiing, while you can also go sledging on trails, tobogganing, and ice karting on a Daytona-style track.

This particular ski resort is ideal for taking the kids to as well because there is an ice rink and pool for them to enjoy, as well as the slopes.

Easter skiing at Chill Factore

While waiting for Easter, why not spend a day or two at Chill Factore in Manchester? Get your practice in at the longest real indoor snow slope in the UK before hitting up one of these incredible European ski resorts.

Enjoy everything we have to offer at Chill Factore with a lift pass. Meanwhile, if you or your little ones need some ski lessons, you can get some expert help from one of our talented instructors.

If snowboarding is for you, and you need some refresher sessions, you can also get some private snowboarding lessons at Chill Factore.

Whatever you need from Chill Factore, don’t hesitate to contact us today on 0161 749 2222, email us at, or come in to speak to us. We’re right by the Trafford Centre in Manchester!

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Chill Factore to offer you the same memorable experiences you enjoy on the slopes in Manchester, just also on the freshly groomed pistes and inventive snowparks around Europe’s top ski resorts. See you in the mountains soon! Find out more here.

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