Skiing at the bridge 25 April 2018: where to go

As we have seen, at Easter there was still a lot of snow in the mountains, both in the Alps and in the Apennines, with a great season for ski lovers, which is not over yet. Spring has arrived, but the weather is still unstable, with frequent precipitation, and the temperatures, at least the minimum, remain rigid. Some have skied like it was full winter between the end of March and early April, without needing to go to high altitudes, and if we can not yet assure if there will be snow even at the end of April, almost certainly in the places where you can ski always in late spring you can go back on the slopes for the last skiing at the end of the season. For the irreducible of the snow and the skis it is safe! Certainly we must pay close attention to the avalanches caused by the rise in temperature, preceded by the heavy snowfall of recent weeks, which has already caused massive and unfortunately deadly avalanches. Always follow the snow reports and the notices of the authorities; It is absolutely imperative this season not to venture off-piste.

We point out the places where to ski in the long weekend of the bridge of April 25, 2018. Suggestions for lovers and die-hards of skiing, for a holiday from Saturday 21 to Wednesday, April 25. The last weekend in the snow. Here’s where to go, the best locations at high altitude, between Italy and Europe.

Among the first ski resorts where to go for a holiday or a long weekend on the snow even in late spring and for the bridge of April 25, there is certainly the pretty Livigno, in Alta Valtellina, in Lombardy. Here at over 1,800 meters above sea level you will find many ski slopes, both for the descent and for the bottom. The slopes are close to the town and can be reached easily. Also from the ski lifts that start from the center of the town you can climb up to 2,800 meters of altitude and here you can find other slopes that will surely be snowed throughout April. The ski area called Carosello is the highest and most sought after by skiers in spring, also because it is in the shade and guarantees a thicker and more compact snowpack. The town of Livigno also offers a lot for fun, including restaurants, bars and clubs where you can spend your evenings. Moreover, being a free zone you can make purchases at very affordable prices. To be seen, then, the nearby Lake of Livigno, on the border with Switzerland.

Another classic spring ski destination is Breuil-Cervinia, in the Valle d’Aosta, a famous ski resort located below the Matterhorn, on the border with Switzerland. With its 2,050 meters of altitude, Cervinia is one of the highest inhabited centers in Italy and in Europe. Its ski facilities are the highest in Italy, with the lifts, in fact, you can reach up to 3,900 meters on the Little Matterhorn and from here descend along the slopes. Odds that guarantee skiing until late spring. Not only that, thanks to the lifts and the connections between the slopes, you can reach the huge ski area of ​​the Matterhorn Ski Paradise in Switzerland, in the municipality of Zermatt, one of the largest ski areas in Europe. A super equipped area, where you can almost always ski, with slopes for all levels of difficulty, possibility to practice snowboarding and many other sports. An area served by numerous accommodation facilities.

Les Deux Alpes (Photo by Wurzeller License CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons)
Moving to France, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, not far from the border with Piedmont, we find another renowned and unmissable ski resort: Les Deux Alpes. The tourist resort is located in the department of Isère and is between the municipalities of Mont-de-Lans and Vénosc. With 220 km of slopes it is one of the largest ski areas in France and in Europe. Here you can practice many sports and the clubs offer a lively nightlife. The high altitudes of the ski area of ​​the Deux Alpes allow skiing until very late spring, so much so that the winter season arrives until April 29th and the lucky ones can ski until May 1st, joining the two bridges. Then, for those who love skiing even in summer, there is the glacier with slopes from 3200 to 3600 meters.