So spring is here. While most of our minds are on Easter events and baby bunnies, the experts are heading to the slopes. Find out why they’d rather bury themselves in white flurry than engage in an Easter egg hunt this season.
The Chance to Pack Light
In the spring, snow enthusiasts can get away with lighter layers, making for a much comfier day on the slopes, and a less restrictive one, giving you the chance to brush up on those jumps and tricks you’d never attempt whilst trussed up like a turkey in winter.
What’s that bright ball of light in the sky? You may be having trouble discerning what it is if you haven’t seen it in a while. Spring weather means the days are longer and the sun is higher up in the sky. Make all your friends jealous with your awesome goggle tan, just don’t forget the suncream! When the sun reflects off the snow, the rays will be much stronger than usual.
Seasonally warm temperatures bring with them what is referred to as “hero snow”. So called because of the soft, slushy surfaces produced in spring that provide a great base for turns, with the ability to make even beginners look good.
Learning is Easier
If you’re brand new to skiing, or want to learn new skills, springtime is perfect for a ski holiday. Beginners will experience warmer, more comfortable conditions in spring, meaning they can focus on learning skills rather than how cold their toes are! Skiing on groomed snow makes for the perfect canvas upon which beginners can lean, it’s harder to slip when turning, and if you do, it’s a nicer landing for your behind.
Holidaymakers tend to end all association with skiing as soon as they see the snow disappearing from their own back gardens. It’s great to take advantage of this fact by booking a ski holiday in spring and enjoying deserted slopes and an absence of lift lines as a result. (There’s also less people to see you fall face first in the snow).
Remember those ski boots you loved but couldn’t afford? What about those skiis you walked away from? Go back for them this spring and you’ll likely find them heavily discounted as retailers aim to get rid of last year’s stuff before ski season comes back around.
Spring Festivals and Events
The whole of March, and often into April, is considered to be “Spring Break”, meaning there are a multitude of concerts and events for vacationers to take part in. Ranging from beer festivals to outdoor music festivals, nothing tops off these fun activities like gratifying warm weather.