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Late April skiing - destination recommendations

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rookiemater Fri 28-Feb-14 13:27:25

Hi, we had a nice first family ski holiday at half term, but I've got the bug and I want more ( this time without DH or DS and with some female friends so I can get a bit more skiing in).

We'd be flying to Geneva, so anywhere anyone can recommend within a couple of hours transfer from there? I've had a look at Tignes, thought that should be ok as high altitude, anywhere else that fits the bill?


meditrina Fri 28-Feb-14 13:31:51

Alpe d'Huez? It's nearer to Grenoble, but I don't think a transfer from Geneva would be too bad.

meditrina Fri 28-Feb-14 13:34:37

Just googled - its lifts are open until 26 April, and as it's a ski d'ete destination, there should be a reasonable amount in skiable condition.

Tuppenyrice Fri 28-Feb-14 13:43:16

Les Gets
Lovely family resort
Ski Famille run holidays with childcare there (among other places)

VivaLeBeaver Fri 28-Feb-14 13:45:33

PI was going to say Tignes.

rookiemater Fri 28-Feb-14 13:56:10

Ah that's interesting Alpe d'huez is in fact closer to Geneva airport than Tignes. Mind you as we would be heading out on the 25th - we'd only get one days skiing before it shuts.

Maybe I just need to face the fact that it's too late in the year to head out, sigh.

ThoraNogson Fri 28-Feb-14 14:42:56

Avoriaz is not far from Geneva and is very high - should be ok for late April

meditrina Fri 28-Feb-14 14:45:14

Avoriaz/Portes de Soleil lifts are open until 27 April.

meditrina Fri 28-Feb-14 14:48:37

This page let's you search by season end date. I was seeing if any of the higher Swiss resorts might still be open, but it looks like they're mainly over by 21st.

Of you could wait a bit longer and go to Tasmania?

rookiemater Fri 28-Feb-14 17:39:04

Avoriaz is close to Geneva, but am starting to think that the last weekend of skiing for any resort is a bit risky.
meditrina - Tasmania is a little bit out of the way for a long weekend, tempting though it is grin !

juneau Fri 28-Feb-14 17:51:23

Val Thorens is usually open until May - it's the highest resort in the Alps.

juneau Fri 28-Feb-14 17:52:40

Here you go: Val Thorens - 23rd November 2013 to 11th May 2014

BikeRunSki Fri 28-Feb-14 17:53:43

Whistler is usually open til June....wink

rookiemater Fri 28-Feb-14 17:54:13

Ahhh, thank you juneau - 2.5 hrs transfer so just about doable, let me see what I can find.

elastamum Fri 28-Feb-14 17:57:39

Val Thorens, Val d'isere or Tignes would be my shortlist

mumbaisapphirebluespruce Fri 28-Feb-14 17:59:17

Not Europe, but it's still stupid cold here inToronto, Canada. And probably will be until bloody June the way this winter has gone! You should look at Mont Tremblant and flights to Montreal if this interests you.

ElaClaw Fri 28-Feb-14 18:08:30

The amount of Snow we have at the Scottish resorts we will be skiing into May (probably...)

newgirl Fri 28-Feb-14 18:11:21

Val disere - some of the places listed above would not have good snow cover then - you need to be 3000m really

magicberry Fri 28-Feb-14 21:28:34

Some of the Austrian resorts - Obergurgl, Ischgl?

rookiemater Sat 01-Mar-14 14:49:00

Thanks - am thinking I might just leave it until next year, hoping to go to Glenshee with DS next Fri as they have a special day off school, so that might help with the ski fix.

ElaClaw Sat 01-Mar-14 17:44:59

See, I told you Scotland was the place to be ;)

Let me know how Glenshee is as we are planning a trip there soon smile

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