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Posted on Monday 26th February 2024 | Lesley Thomas

Looking ahead to Easter in the French Alps

The French Alps are beautiful at any time of year, but Easter often falls towards the end of the skiing season, offering the perfect opportunity to make the most of the last of the snow. School holidays mean it can be a busy time of year, but that’s no bad thing - you’ll find bars and restaurants have a fun, buzzy atmosphere full of people enjoying apres ski.

Another great thing about skiing in the French Alps at Easter is that the days are starting to get longer. If spending your days on the slopes is your number one priority, skiing later in the season means you can spend more of the day on the slopes, really making the most of your trip.

Spring is also a great time for a ski trip if you’re a beginner, or travelling with children learning to ski or snowboard. Learning snowsports can involve a lot of standing around as you take instruction or learn positions, which can get pretty nippy in the height of winter. As the winter draws to a close, there’s a better chance of feeling some warm sun on your face as you’re mastering your snowsport of choice.

And if you visit over the Easter weekend itself, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in French Easter traditions. Although you’ll recognise many things including egg hunts and roast lamb on Easter Sunday, les cloches de Pâques or Easter Bells are one local tradition you may not have heard of. Traditionally the church bells are silenced on Maundy Thursday before flying to Rome to be blessed by the Pope. On the way back to their French churches, they pick up eggs and scatter them in French gardens as they pass by - so in France, Easter eggs are delivered by bells and not the Easter Bunny.

Finally, remember that Easter this year falls on March 31st, which is coming towards the end of the ski season in many resorts. If good snow and plenty of skiing is your top priority, it might be worth thinking about a higher-up ski resort, where you’ll be guaranteed off piste snow even later in the season.

If you’d value the chance to enjoy the French Alps all year round by investing in property in this beautiful region, we can help. Get in touch today to start your Alpine investment journey.







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