We’ve already looked at the benefits of skiing in March (check it out here), but what resorts are best when we’re looking at snow levels? Below we look at some of the resorts we head to when we are looking for excellent snow conditions whether it’s early on or towards the end of season.
Standing as the tallest ski resort in Europe, and with excellent links across the huge Three Valleys Ski Area, 99% of Val Thorens ski area is above the magic 2000 metre mark. Even if the weather conditions were to let you down, Val Thorens is equipped with snow making facilities and cannons over 40% of its ski area. The average yearly snowfall in Val Thorens is 6.4 metres, and there are excellent North facing ski runs which simply don’t get icy or slushy, even late in the season.
What Tignes may lack in Alpine charm, it certainly makes up for with excellent snow conditions. The resort itself sits at 2100 metres, and its ski area (Espace Killy which covers Val d’Isere as well) extends upwards to 3000 metres and above. The Grand Motte Glacier can even be skied during the summer months. As Tignes is close to the Italian border, snow can also arrive from the South East – a luxury which other ski resorts simply cannot compete with.
Although Chamonix itself sits at just 1000 metres, the ski area – which benefits from six glaciers, rises up to 3300 metres. Like Tignes, it benefits from its close proximity to Mont Blanc, which helps keep the surrounding areas both cold, and snowy. The Glacier areas of Chamonix and the North West facing slopes remain open until around May.
Les Deux Alpes
Les Deux Alpes is another great option when looking for good snow levels. With the resort sitting at 1650m-1800m, the glacier rises as high as 3600m, making it a safe option in terms of snow. There are also 224 snow cannons and 15% of the slopes also have snow-making capabilities should nature not be on our side.
Les Arcs provides excellent snow conditions throughout the season, with resorts at 1800m/1950m/2000m it breaks the magical 2000 metre barrier. With slopes running up to an altitude of 3225 metres on the Aiguille Rouge Summit, good snow levels are maintained right down to its tree lined pistes at 1200 metres. 25% of Les Arcs is also covered by snow cannons. Les Arcs sit in the Paradiski ski area, which includes La Plagne. We recommend purchasing the whole area lift pass, which provides access to the ski area of La Plagne, which has its own Glacier.
How can Get me to the Alps help?
At Get me to the Alps, we have a strong understanding of which resorts to recommend at certain times of the season, matching great snow conditions with lowest possible prices. Val Thorens is one of our most popular resorts for early and late season ski deals as it’s so consistent with its snow, and we send a large number of customers to Val Thorens every season.
If you have any questions about where to go to help with snow level on your ski trip, please do just get in touch and we will be happy to help.