We often get asked what the benefits are of taking a France ski holiday later on in the season. Sometimes there can be misconceptions about what to expect from a late season ski holiday. Here we will set the record straight and look at the benefits of April skiing in the French Alps.

1. Great Easter ski deals


Late season really can offer great value for money and there are some fantastic additional special offers to be had.

View our Easter Ski Deals page for more information

As well as some great special offers on Easter (March & April) accommodation, Peak Retreats also has some very competitive lift pass offers. View all ski lift pass offers

2. Longer days


Into April, the days really are getting longer. That’s more time to be spent on the pistes or taking part in non-skiing daytime activities – great for families.

3. More sunshine and warmer temperatures

There tends to be more sunshine into the latter half of the season which makes for a great atmosphere on the slopes. The climate is milder and temperatures are very pleasant for a day’s skiing. This is particularly great for families with young children who want to avoid sub-zero Alpine temperatures for their family skiing.

4. Plenty of Snow

There is still plenty of snow in April. In fact, did you know that resorts often get their heaviest snow fall in March and April? Plus Peak Retreats’ resorts have been carefully selected to ensure they have access to snowsure ski areas and pistes. Many of our resorts are satellite resorts / back door resorts, linking to much bigger ski areas and high altitude resorts. There are also lots of snow cannons to help nature along.

5. Easier Driving

If you are taking a self-drive ski holiday or even driving from the airport, the roads tend to be a lot clearer in the latter half of the season, making for a much easier drive. Of course, it is still always best to be prepared!

6. Quieter Slopes

Late season skiing in the French Alps is actually a bit of a secret! With fewer people on the slopes, there is less queuing for ski lifts and generally a quieter feel within the resort.