Where to Ski in March
Where to Ski in March
With spring approaching and days becoming warmer, snow conditions are best in ski resorts located the highest above sea level. Conditions are probably slushier at valley level. However, late skiers or those who were unable to go skiing earlier in the winter season should not be disappointed. There are still some attractive and worth enjoying skiing spots in March that they really shouldn’t miss.
Besides, skiing in March has its own advantages: pistes are less crowded, ski resorts in general are less populated and it easier to get upgrades or extra perks of some kind as ski spots are enjoying the last tourists of the season.
The alpine regions of Switzerland and France are the areas in which luxury skiing in March can still be given a try. We have come up with different alternatives in these countries that have made it to our top picks.
Luxury Skiing in France in March
Courchevel 1850 and Tignes are two resort areas that combine exquisite luxury, picturesque scenery and a well-planned resort and skiing areas. While Courchevel 1850 is an attractive ski resort in the French Alps and an icon of luxury, Tignes, located in the Tarentaise Valley, is one of the most snow-sure of all the ski resorts in France. At 2100 metres above sea level, it boasts wonderfully snow-covered pistes even at times when other resorts are only able to offer skiers sludgy runs.
In Courchevel 1850, the runs are impeccably maintained. The town centre is surrounded by a bowl of green and blue pistes, which are suitable for novice skiers who are just starting to develop a love for this
winter sport. Of course, more challenging runs can be found. There are also plenty of off-piste runs to keep experts engaged and asking for more.
Tignes, with more than 300km of pistes to explore, and with half of them marked as green and blue, is an ideal skiing destination for families and groups. It is also an exciting skiing spot due to its selection of advanced runs that are suitable only for the most experienced skiers.
Luxury Skiing in Switzerland in March
The luxurious and picturesque Swiss ski resorts of Saas Valley and Verbier are our favourite skiing areas for luxury skiing in March as they have something special to offer to both novice, experienced and intrepid skiers.
The delightful village of Saas Valley offers quite majestic and breathtaking views of the Alps as skiers can enjoy looking at 13 impressively striking mountain peaks. It offers a remarkably peaceful and alpine atmosphere due to its entirely car-free nature. Skiers are invited to enjoy its varied selection of ski runs of diverse difficulty.
Verbier attracts skiers with its sun-drenched slopes and its breathtaking high altitude setting of 1500 metres. It’s known as one of the best off piste ski resorts in the world, famous for its formidable ski runs and lively aprés ski culture. It offers as well 400km of skiing that is perfect for an intermediate skier and there are also some more challenging runs for the more experienced skiers. Novice skiers can also improve their skills and even learn to ski for the first time in any of its many outstanding ski schools.