What better place could there be for a spot of last-minute skiing than a resort inspired by the legendary mountaineers who scaled the Matterhorn? Cervinia is nestled in prime position amidst this beautiful panorama, where fresh air, multi-skill level slopes and cross-country ski runs abound. There is even a luxurious DECLÉOR spa, ready and waiting to help you relax post-piste.
It’s been a strange old winter so far. Cold January, snow in February, then it seemed like summer had arrived three months early. We all got out our swimming costumes. No chance: March decided to be windy and cold.
Well, if it wasn’t for the weather what would we talk about? What we can say is that the chances of a really big dump of snow is receding. That means no snowmen, sledging or simply catching flakes on our tongue. And for those who love their fun winter sports it might be time to pack away the goggles.
Or is it? For those of us who invested in warm winter woolies, there is only one thing to do - head off to a wintry paradise for a last minute ski resort holiday. But where are the best places to catch the last of the season’s snow?
It would be sacrilege, or sacre-bleu, to leave the beautiful French Alps out of this list. Ski resorts in the French alps offer some of the to some of the most dramatic peaks and panoramas on the planet, not to mention some of the most exciting skiing opportunities.
Why not immerse yourself in the alpine forest of Club Med Les Arcs, a resort that touches the clouds and reaches for new heights of luxury, fun and indulgence? This kingdom of skiing is perfect for the entire family who want to relax, feel the onrushing air of magnificent slopes or simply stand back to enjoy an unmatchable view. You’ll be thrilled, chilled and completely enchanted.
Japan has fast become a popular spot when it comes to skiing. And there’s a good dose of culture to go with the impressive snowfall. Hokkaido in particular offers spectacular scenery, friendly people and unmissable food alongside its impressive slopes.
Feeling indulgent? Deserve a treat? Then the cosmopolitan Swiss ski resort of Saint-Moritz Roi Soleil is for you. Lying close to a scenic lake and with over 170km of cross-country skiing runs, guests get all the thrill of a top ski resort with the kind of charming scenery you’d find on a Christmas chocolate box.
One of the best things about Saint-Moritz Roi Soleil is the sheer number of activities available to fill up your days. It’s built on the edge of a pine forest meaning there are are Hansel and Gretel adventures for walking enthusiasts. You could also relax in the Turkish bath or take in some horse racing. In fact, who needs skiing when the resort is this good?
Let’s leave the uncertain weather behind. Whether you’re craving culture, desperate for an adrenaline rush or just want a change from your usual winter getaway in the sun, there’s no shortage of skiing destinations in April.