If your mouth is watering for some Beaufort cheese and your legs are aching to be strapped to the skis, grab a late deal in St Sorlin. Although the resort altitude of 1600m isn’t hugely high, the higher 2620m altitude of surrounding slopes means that there is usually some good snow to be found throughout the season, especially with the option to upgrade to the ‘Sybelles area’ ski pass.
Have a gander at the snow history over the past few years in Saint Sorlin to help you choose the best time for your last minute break. A quick look at one of the resort’s webcams will have you green with snow envy in no time and the snow forecast is bound to get even the most reluctant skier excited at the prospect of a week on the slopes.
Early season breaks are great for anyone wanting to make the most of festive cheer and decent snow towards the top of the resort. Mid-season is definitely the choice of the powder addict, with extensive off-piste trails, though the Tourist Office does recommend a guide for this. Our favourite place to soak up any mid-season sun is Le Cerf au Bois d’Argent which you’ll find serving up warming cheese orientated lunches on the terrace with beautiful alpine views. Late-season is great for those wanting to strike a balance between skiing and relaxing, as warmer temperatures mean snow can get slushy on the lower slopes around the resort. Those wanting to get some decent skiing in should find good runs over 2000m, and alternative snow sports like snowshoeing and dog sleigh outings will be sure to fill any ski-free afternoon.
Last minute holidays, whilst incredibly exciting, can be a bit on the stressful side, so leave the boring stuff to us, and go for a holiday that includes flights and transfers for no stress, or a package with channel crossings for those who like the idea of driving. Once the finer details have been sorted, grab your suitcase, make sure it contains both gloves and start getting pumped for a week on the snow.