Your Best Options for Late Season Ski Deals in Europe

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If you want to grab your last chance to hit the slopes this season, now is the time to book your late season skiing holiday. So get your sunglasses and poles ready as we help you pick the best late season ski resorts!

Zermatt, Switzerland

The famous Swiss ski resort hosts Europe's highest lifts from the Klein Matterhorn, taking you up to 3899m where snow retains its high quality until late in the season. It is also one of the few truly year-round ski destinations in the world, as 70 per cent of the pistes are either situated on the glacier or have snow-making facilities. What is more, the iconic Matterhorn is probably an even more awe inspiring sight during spring than in winter.

Riksgransen, Sweden

If you are not heading high in search for snow, you definitely have to head north! Situated 250km inside the Arctic Circle, Riksgransen is one of the world's most northern ski resorts. It offers the best skiing conditions late in the season and the lifts don't stop running until the end of June. In fact, it is too dark to open until February but, from late May, the 24-hour daylight allows you to ski under the midnight sun into the small hours!

Skiing and snowboarding late in the season not only means fewer people on the slopes and shorter lift queues, but you often can also enjoy much more pleasant weather conditions. Late season is also low season, meaning lift passes and accommodation costs are considerably less than during mid-winter. If you have never been skiing late season before, this could encourage you to become an even more avid, regular skier than before.

Val Thorens, France

The general rule when choosing one of the late season ski deals is to head high. Sitting on the top of the huge Three Valleys ski area, Val Thorens is Europe's highest resort and a sound choice for late-season skiing! With most of the skiing over 2,000m, the resort offers excellent snow conditions and the lifts keep running until early May.

With almost 640km of ski runs, 183 ski lifts carrying more than 250,000 people an hour and over 1,900 snow cannons, Val Thorens has got everything to ensure its visitors a great time. While you're there, make sure to take a ride on the recently opened ‘La Tyrolienne'; the world's highest zip line, which connects the Maurienne and Tarentaise valleys.

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