Your reward for hitting the pistes this Easter won't be a tall t-shirt tan unfortunately, because it’s STILL snowing in the Alps!
If you were aiming for the best goggle tan on the mountain this Easter, you’re going to be disappointed. On the plus side, there's no need to worry about slush because you'll be able to ride powder and lay down fresh tracks well into April. There's plenty of fresh snow across many resorts in France including 45cm in Tignes, 20cm in Val Thorens and the same in Les Arcs and Les Deux Alpes.
Not only that, we’re still looking at 3-4m of snow on the upper slopes, which is more unheard of than a manageable exam timetable! You can expect the next four days to deliver another 20-40cm of the good stuff across your favourite resorts, so don’t worry too much about that off-piste getting tracked before you’ve cleared the hangover, there’s always the next day!
But there is a catch: you’re going to have to wrap up warm. Pack away those sunglasses and dig out a balaclava, it’s going to get as low as -10C next week. It’s not going to be t-shirt table dancing weather this Easter, but snowy après is the next best thing!
If you’re hoping for sun further south in Andorra, you might be in luck. The Easter weekend is going to be snow-filled just like France, but Monday onwards is looking warm and bright. Time to get those sunnies ready after all!
In the meantime though, the snow is in pristine shape, so if you’re looking to get some Easter lines without having to dodge punters on crowded slopes all week, this one’s for you. And if you’re just itching to throw down your latest trick, get over to the newly christened Henrik Harlaut Park in Grau Roig where you can get some night laps in under the floodlights.
Probably best not to send it quite as big as the man himself though.