To most of us, Half term skiing means dodging kids on the slopes with the precision and accuracy of Dave Ryding on a slalom run 다운로드. But if you’re savvy you can avoid the crowds and find some great skiing at low prices for February ski holidays when you book last-minute.
When is half term 2020 다운로드?
UK half term in 2020 will be the holiday week starting on Saturday 15th February, returning on 22nd February. Good to know for families looking to book February ski holidays, or for groups without kids looking to avoid the busy week 다운로드. Learn more about Half Term ski holidays.
February skiing conditions
In addition to avoiding the crowds, also consider altitude and weather 다운로드. February in the Alps is traditionally a stormy month. Whilst this inevitably means snow (excellent), it can also mean wind and whiteouts and maybe rain (not excellent) 브라더즈 인 암즈. Additionally, the Foehn winds can bring unusually warm temperatures into some lower altitude valleys in the Northern alps, accelerating the potential for a thaw 파워디렉터 13 다운로드.
Top tips for finding the best February ski holidays
- Look for resorts that offer access to some skiing below the treeline, often meaning you can make the most of a full day’s skiing even if the visibility isn’t ideal 다운로드.
- In general, the higher the altitude of the village/resort base, the more likely you’ll be able to ski-in/ski-out conditions and a greater chance of snow rather than rain 디테일즈 다운로드!
- If a resort is described about as ‘good for families’, it’s likely to be busier in February due to the school holidays in most European countries 다운로드.
- Consult a knowledgeable ski tour operator staffed by experienced skiers, many ex-seasonaires who really know their onions when it comes to the best ski resorts in Europe 다운로드.
4 top ski Resorts in February:
- Val Thorens – The highest resort in Europe with multiple geographical aspects. Also part of the 3 Valleys ski area so a variety of lower altitude slopes below the treeline are within skiing distance.
- Tignes – plenty of skiing at high altitude to ensure that skiing in the rain is very The sheer size of the Tarrentaise means you’ll rarely be without a skiing option.
- Val d’Isere – A vast area with long high alpine runs and also gladed tree skiing in the local area, but also connected with Tignes for high altitude snow-sure skiing on the Grand Motte glacier.
- Zermatt – High altitude skiing on the Swiss side, and usually even better conditions over the border in Cervinia which is included on the full area lift pass and well worth a visit.
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