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When to go

The ski season

The main skiing season runs from the end of November through to Easter, with conditions varying wildly depending on the time of year. As a general rule, the earlier you go, the better the snow. However, this may mean braving some pretty cold weather. There will be less snow the closer you are to Easter, but the sun is more likely to be shining.

When is the cheapest time to go?

Skiing during the New Year tends to be the most expensive, as well as during any school holidays. If you can be flexible, avoid the last two weeks in February as that is when European half-term holidays fall and resorts become extra busy. Therefore, all things considered, January is a perfect time to go skiing. It is comparatively cheap and quiet, with many people still recovering from overspending during Christmas. Late on in the season is probably the cheapest time to go skiing, but you always risk poor skiing conditions at this time. If you choose to go late in the season, it is recommended that you select a resort that is located at a high altitude – anything above 1500m is advised.

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