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Spring travel destinations | Head to the slopes

With spring fast approaching many people will be starting to map out their travel plans for the new season. Spring officially begins on the 20th March and until then we’ll be bringing you great spring travel destinations each week on our blog.

It’s not too late in the season to fit in a ski or snowboarding holiday. There are several snow destinations that still offer skiing and snowboarding in late March, April and early May.

Staying at a ski resort during the late season means you’ll enjoy more sunshine, longer days and lengthier lift opening hours, meaning you can take advantage of more time on the slopes.

Solden, Austria

Solden, Austria

Solden is one of Europe’s most renowned ski and snowboarding resorts. There are slopes and ski trails suitable for all abilities and there is an ‘absolute snow guarantee’ from October right through to May. In Solden you’ll find more than 140 kilometres of slopes and 33 ski lifts and gondolas to ensure you don’t spend most of your time queueing to get back to the top.

Solden is less well-known than many other European ski resorts, meaning you’ll get to enjoy blissfully quiet slopes, especially in spring.

Fly into Innsbruck Airport, around 60 minutes drive from Solden, in true style by charting a private jet with Chapman Freeborn.

Tignes, France

Tignes, France

Located in the Rhone-Alpes region of south-east France, Tignes ski slopes are open until the 8th May 2017, offering plenty of spring skiing and snowboarding. There are around 300 kilometres of pistes and 90 ski lifts and funicular railways, with slopes to suit all abilities.

There are many great places to stay in Tignes, with something to suit everyone. Choose from Tignes Les Boisses, Tignes Le Lac, Tignes Val Claret, Tignes Le Lavachet and Tignes Les Brevieres, with some offering a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere and others with buzzing nightlife and endless fun.

Get your snow fix in Tignes by flying into Chambery Airport, which is located around two hours from Tignes. Let us provide you with a personalised private jet charter quote for your dates and requirements.

Val Thorens, France

Val Thorens, France

Located in the Tarentaise Valley of the French Alps, Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in the whole of Europe, at around 2,300 metres high. Val Thorens is open until the 1st May 2017 and has the largest ski area in the world, with an incredible 600 kilometres of runs to choose from.

The resort is perfect for those who want to socialise and relax both on and off the slopes. There are more than 40 bars and 60 restaurants in the resort that can cater to all tastes.

Val Thorens is one of the most well-connected ski resorts in Europe, with four international airports all within a couple of hours drive. Choose to fly into or out of Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport, Geneva Cointrin Airport, Chambery Voglans Airport or Grenoble Airport by private jet with Chapman Freeborn.