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Best French Alps resorts to ski in April

Skiing in the French Alps is not just a winter affair. April ushers in a different kind of magic, with mild weather, reliable snow cover, and fewer crowds. Here, we unveil the best French Alps resorts for April skiing, where you can relish the thrill of the slopes under the warmth of the spring sun.

The top resorts to ski in April

Les Deux Alpes: Glacial marvels

Snowy slopes in Les Deux Alpes
Les Deux Alpes: a snow-sure resort for your winter holiday – photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

Famous for its expansive glacier ski area, Les Deux Alpes is a treasure for April skiing. Reliable snowfall and high altitude ensure excellent snow conditions, allowing you to ski amid stunning glacial marvels and sunny blue skies.

Chamonix: Year-round appeal

Chamonix mountains in winter
Chamonix is an excellent, snow-sure resort for late-season skiing – photo by Chris Biron on Unsplash

Chamonix’s reputation for offering great snow conditions in April is well-deserved. Nestled near Mont Blanc, this resort’s high-altitude skiing areas create an unforgettable skiing experience under the April sun.

Off the slopes, there are endless activities to be discovered including the QC Terme spa and the Aiguille du midi cable car.

Morzine: Sunny spring skiing

Two people ski down a slope in Morzine in the sun
Bask in the sunshine and enjoy the vast terrain of the Portes du Soleil © Vtl photography, Morzine Tourist Office

Morzine shines in April with its vibrant spring skiing. As it’s located in the Portes du Soleil, you’ll have 650km of sunny slopes to explore and endless types of terrain. Off the slopes, there’s plenty to enjoy, including great après-ski scene and activities such as bowling and ice skating.

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Val Thorens & The 3 Vallées: Late season action

A view over Val Thorens
Val Thorens is ideal for late-season skiing and great snow cover – photo by David Andre

Val Thorens, nestled in the world’s largest ski domain, The 3 Vallées, extends its ski season well into April. In fact, in some cases, visitors can ski until early May. The high altitude ensures reliable snow cover and excellent spring skiing, perfect for winter sports enthusiasts.

La Clusaz: A laid back atmosphere

A man skis through deep snow on a sunny slope
Laid back vibes and sunny slopes await in La Clusaz

La Clusaz, with its reliable snowfall and a range of sunny slopes, offers a laid back atmosphere in April. Enjoy the tranquillity of the mountains while still relishing excellent skiing conditions. Plus, there’s a fantastic choice of bars and restaurants in your spare time.

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Samoëns: Springtime tranquillity

A chairlift against a sunny backdrop
Head to Samoëns for a quieter experience on the slopes – photo by Héléna chanson on Unsplash

Samoëns comes alive in April with its springtime tranquillity. Nestled in the Grand Massif ski area, its high altitude ensures dependable snow cover, while the sunny climate creates a serene backdrop for your alpine adventure.

The choice is yours…

In April, the French Alps offer a unique skiing experience, where you can savour the thrill of the slopes in a more relaxed, sun-kissed atmosphere. These resorts, with their high altitudes, reliable snow cover, and a mix of terrains, ensure your April skiing getaway is nothing short of extraordinary.

Whether you’re a seasoned skier or looking to enjoy a more peaceful escape, the French Alps in April hold the promise of unforgettable springtime adventures.

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