Adventuring with Breton Shirt Co: Skiing in Spring
Now that the weather’s getting cooler and crisper, you’re probably in one of two camps. Camp one: you’re well and truly fed up with the cold already and keen to jet off to sunnier climes. Camp two: wrapping up warm in your trusty winter coat, hat and gloves is giving off cosy, ski village vibes. So, which camp are you in?
While a spot of sunshine certainly never goes a miss, we must say we’re very much in camp two here at Breton Shirt Company – and we can’t help but think about relaxing in a ski chalet, glass of something warm and comforting in hand. Or getting involved in the après-ski scene and putting together a chic, capsule wardrobe.
If you’re thinking about going skiing in spring, too – let’s get Christmas out of the way first, eh? – our handy guide offers some inspiration.
Skiing in Spring Means Slightly Warmer Weather
If the thought of getting too cold on the slopes leaves you…er…shivering with dread, you’ll want to go skiing in spring.
At this time of year, you probably won’t need thermal layers or even a snood. You could, if you’re lucky, get away with just a t-shirt or lightweight sweatshirt under your ski wear – but always check the forecast before you head off to your ski destination of choice. Spring can bring a variety where temperatures are concerned. Plus, it’s far better to overpack than under-pack.
You can also make the most of longer days during the spring, giving you a chance to really soak up the activities both on and off the slopes.
In Europe specifically, there are lots of destinations worth a visit if skiing’s your thing. Tignes, in France, is open most of the year to skiers, while Austria’s Obergurgl-Hochhurgl is a good spot for some high-altitude skiing.
You’ll Get a Better Deal
It’s much quieter on the slopes during the spring months, as this is when the ski season comes to a close. You’ll benefit from some great deals on your flight and accommodation and quieter slopes mean you’ll have more space to grips with the sport if you’re new to it.
Hint: You Don’t Actually Have to Ski
If the whole family are going skiing and you don’t want to miss out – but you don’t fancy your chances on the slopes either – you can still jet off with them. After all, who said you have to ski?!
Instead, make the most of après-ski activities laid on by the resort, or simply relax with a book in the chalet while the others haul themselves out of bed far too early to head to the slopes. You could also explore the local area, securing your spot on a walking or food tour, for instance.
Many ski resorts offer spas, fitness centres or even other winter sports and activities, too, which could be more up your street.
If you are thinking of jetting off to colder climes in spring, have fun and, above all, stay warm.
Until next time…