The Alps really know how to do Easter. From egg hunts to Easter bunnies roaming the slopes giving out special treats to kids, skiing over Easter can be a great way to entertain the whole family without having to get up at the crack of dawn to hide chocolate eggs all over the garden. In the mountains, Easter comes ready made with festivities for the kids and great skiing and sunshine for their parents.
In honour of the holiday then, here are our favourite resorts for an Easter break.
The highest of the Three Valleys resorts, Val Thorens is the sort of ski resort that goes all out on Easter. There are egg hunts for the children, themed parties at the Folie Douce for the grown-ups, and glacier skiing so there’s always good snow on the high slopes.
There might not be egg hunts here, but Saas Fee is home to the Nostalgic Races over Easter, so there’s always plenty of dressing up and hitting the slopes. Families can take part in puppet shows and face painting after getting off the slopes, and there’s always Swiss chocolate if you’re missing the eggs.
Lech is known as the family friendly resort in the Arlberg region for a reason. Not only does the Easter bunny hit the slopes, digging out his skis and setting off to give out treats to every kid he comes across, but there are often concerts put on to honour the occasion.
Another French ski resort with high glacier skiing and an Easter egg hunt for the kids, heading through Val Claret, Le Lac and Brevieres, Tignes is one of the best Easter options around. In the resort, there’s always plenty to do from Bun-j to trampolining, but the holiday sees street performances running throughout the village.
One of the most snow sure resorts not to have a glacier, Obergurgl is a delight at any time of year, and not just because of the sunny terraces dotted around the place, or the short transfer time. The Easter bunny is usually out and about during the celebrations, planting coloured eggs for children to find.