After a cold front dips into Obergurgl-Hochgurgl early this week, dazzling sunshine is set to bestow its warmth upon us on Wednesday and Thursday. Spring like conditions are likely to reveal themselves – so if you are on your way to The Chalet at 11º East – you are in for a treat.
April is quite possibly the best time of the year to hit the slopes. Trade the snowy storms for sunny days, shed your layers and enjoy the scenery while you ski without gloves! Did you know that that one of our favourite publications www.welove2ski.com rated Obergurgl as one of their top 10 spring skiing destinations in the world? Check out the article here: http://welove2ski.com/top-ten-ski-resorts-for-spring-skiing.
If you’re still not convinced, here are our top 5 reasons to come see us at The Chalet at 11º East for the spring skiing season!
- The weather
The days have started to heat up and those icy winter conditions are few and far between at this time of year. Enjoy skiing with your jacket open, the sun on your face and on softer snow that is much more forgiving. Enjoying après-ski outside on a patio without all your ski attire is also another treat this time of year!
2. Avoid the crowds
In April, many skiers have moved on to start their spring/summer activities so you’ll notice the lift lines are shorter (or non-existent) and the runs are less congested. This is a perfect time to enjoy skiing with the mountain to yourself!
3. The price
Skiing outside of the peak season is a great way to save money. Travel costs are less expensive, as are accommodations in many places in and around the Obergurgl area. Many restaurants and bars also start to offer specials since they are less busy this time of year.
4. Night skiing
Have you ever tried night skiing in the dead of winter? It can be quite chilly! In April, the night skiing is extremely fun and the cold is manageable. You’ll also notice there aren’t many people on the slopes so you can enjoy the full range of the runs without having to worry about bumping into any other skiers.
The end of the season means there are sales galore on all the 2015 ski gear. This is the ultimate time to purchase any ski equipment or apparel you may need for next year!
Happy spring skiing from the Chalet at 11º East!