Every April, when most people decide to spend their spring break by the sea or fly away to explore a new city, my family drives up to the French Alps for a week of fun in the snow. I know what you’re thinking… Snow? In the middle of spring? Why would you do this to yourself when you could go to the beach instead?! Well, I may be a beach bum by heart, but I’m always looking forward to this trip and after spending twenty of my spring breaks hitting the slopes in the place I now call my third home, I can’t imagine it any other way. Even after all these years, I’m still getting strange looks every time I tell someone I’ll be skiing for the Early May holiday, so today, I’ll let you guys know my top three reasons for why I think it’s amazing and why you should give it a go too at least once in your life!
1) It’s warm. Ish.
I’m not too crazy about freezing temperatures, so spending the whole day outside when the thermometer shows way below zero is not exactly my idea of fun. That’s why skiing during the warmer months is way more enjoyable for me. Nothing beats the fact that you can chill in front of a chalet after a day of cruising down the slopes and soak up the sun in nothing but a top. Pure bliss, I’m telling you! And don’t worry, warmer temperatures don’t mean there isn’t any snow left. There’s still plenty up there! In fact, waking up to a thick layer of fresh snow is something completely normal even during this time of the year.
2) It’s cheaper.
Skiing in the French Alps during the winter time can be pretty darn expensive, but in low season, you can find offers for all sorts of budgets. Not only do the prices of ski passes drop, but the accommodation is considerably cheaper as well, so you can find a room even on an affordable budget or treat yourself to a stay at one of those fancy luxury ski chalets with an open fire and an outdoor hot tub for a fairly reasonable amount of money.
3) There’s less crowds.
Since most people don’t think about skiing when choosing their spring break destination, it also means that there’s a lot less crowds. No waiting in ski lift queues, no bumpiing into each other on the slopes and no snail-like service! What more could you wish for?!
So, have I convinced you to join me next year? 🙂