As any experienced skier will tell you: “spring skiing” is the ideal season for your first introduction to skiing. Warm temperatures, radiant sun, clear blue skies and fresh snow: the perfect mix for putting a smile on your face and a first star on your ski jacket! Off to the slopes we go!
Weather forecast: sunshine at its peak
It’s always easier to learn how to ski in nice weather! Because of March’s higher temperatures, you can enjoy discovering your first skiing thrills in the warmth of the sun’s rays. In terms of equipment, in spring it’s best to wear breathable, technical fabrics (thermal top and leggings + fleece + waterproof jacket and trousers) instead of thick woollen fabrics and hand warmers. That means you’ll be much freer in your movements on a longer day out on the slopes. By the end of the day, instead of a mug of hot chocolate, you’ll be thirsting for a glass of cool lemonade: energised by the sun and spring temperatures, you’ll be unstoppable!
Snow: as soft as cotton wool
Gently warmed by the sun’s rays throughout the day, in spring, the slopes feel cotton-wool soft under your skis. At this time of year, the mountains enjoy fantastic depth of snow and ideal run coverage. They’re the perfect playground for skiers of all abilities and best of all, offer beautifully cotton-soft snow on the dedicated beginners’ zones. Worried about falling over in the early stages of learning to ski? This should put your mind at rest! In spring, the abundant snow mantle stays soft for most of the day, cushioning you if you fail to negotiate a turn or lose your balance, making it risk-free. Plough ahead fearlessly - a soft cushion will protect you even if the art of stopping has so far eluded you!
Sunshine: with flying colours
What could be better than learning while getting a tan at the same time? Only spring skiing allows you to grasp the basics of snow-ploughing under an azure-blue sky while the sun puts some colour on your happy little cheeks. During your first few hours of skiing, entrust yourself to a teaching professional so you’re not drained of colour with fear before you get started. If your cheeks are reddened by all the exertion, the whiteness of the summits will make you forget all about it; nope, there’s no chance of feeling blue in the mountains! Be careful that you don’t finish the day having turned scarlet though: remember to put your sunglasses and sunscreen on before leaving for your lesson. If not, you risk looking like a red tomato even if you’re on the green beginners’ run! Spring skiing makes life rosy!