With weather playing such an important factor in any ski trip, picking the right time of year to go is always important.
The peak times of February half-term, December and New Year’s Eve can cost double as much as off-peak times. But when are these mystical off-piste times? Well, January is always a good time to look, as most people have gone back to work or school, plus the snow is guaranteed to be good.
The ends of March and April are also quieter and better value, with people assuming the warmer weather will make the snow melt. However, the snow is often fantastic in these months, and the added bonus of longer days and warmer weather actually makes the skiing even more enjoyable. If there are any issues with a lack of snow, most ski areas now have state of the art snow cannons, meaning that snow can be pretty much guaranteed. Club Med promises guests a snow guarantee condition with a reimbursement of 50% off the holiday cost if more than half the pistes are closed due to lack of snow.