It’s mid-April, but take one guess at what’s happening in the Alps? It's still puking pow!
With 20cm of snow falling in Tignes, 10cm in Alpe d’Huez and similar amounts in Les Deux Alpes, the only sign of spring you’ll be aware of is that nagging feeling you should be revising right now. And just like those essays and exams, there’s no end in sight in the Alps either – all the big name resorts are open until the end of April at the very least. Both Tignes and VT are pulling out all the stops with options for May bank holiday weekend if you fancy swapping the pilgrimage to Kings Finals for real snow.
With more than 3 metres in most resorts, you can expect some seriously high quality turns and the potential for some fantastic off-piste skiing. If the Audi Nines has you inspired to throw yourself off some jumps, you'll be aided by soft landings if you send it a bit too big. For anyone longing for sunny days however, you’ll be as disappointed in the Alps because the cloud is well and truly here to stay. That means no goggle tans this time around, sorry. Temperature-wise, it’s going to be warming slowly over the coming days, though it’s still not likely to be t-shirt weather for the next week. On the plus side, there’s definitely the possibility of more fresh stuff over the next two days before it moves above freezing in most resorts.
After another season of top quality skiing and budget boozing, Pas de la Casa has wrapped up for another year. Time to start pestering committees to take you back next year!