Ever thought that your chance to hit the slopes is gone once spring arrives? Well think again, there is plenty of fun to be had at some of the top ski resorts overseas even in the summer months. We tell you where to go, and answer some of the most common questions about summer ski holidays.
What you need to know:
It is unlikely to snow in summer, so there is less chance of fresh snow, but there are still plenty of off-piste skiing opportunities.
It is possible to find black runs, but most places will have a mix of blue and red.
Opening times are different in summer, some parks open as early as 7am, but may be closed as early as lunch.
Passes are far more flexible, an acknowledgement of the limited area. Many places allow passes to be valid on non-consecutive days, and the passes often include free entry to most of the other fab activities on offer!
Where to go:
Where: Les 2 Alpes
When: June to August
Size: 90 Hectares
Other activities: Terrain park, tobogganing, ice skating, mountain biking, swimming.
Website in English: les2alpes.com
When: May to October
Other activities: Terrain park, Nature Ice Palace, mountain biking, hiking.
Website in English: hintertuxergletscher.at/en
When: July to October
Other activities: Terrain park, aerial trekking, wine tasting, forest walking, ice grotto, revolving restaurant.
Website in English: saas-fee.ch/en
Where: Whistler, Blackcomb Mountain
When: June 21 to July 27, 11am to 3pm *Note: due to a recent heatwave, the glacier is much smaller than usual, as a result this year passes are being sold on a day-to-day basis.
Other activities: Terrain park, hiking, bear tours, mountain top BBQs, ride the world’s longest and highest lift, helitours.
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