Many see Spain as a beach destination when it comes to the Easter school holidays – and it is, but it’s also an incredible mountain destination too…
High altitude ski areas hold their own under glorious springtime sunshine, letting you begin the day on wide groomers and snow parks, then kick back for long, late lunches with spectacular surroundings.
Our hotels in the Spanish ski resorts come in a range of ratings, from 3-star properties offering simple bed and board for a cheap Easter ski trip, to luxurious 5-star lodges which’ll treat you to some springtime pampering.
A half-board hotel makes holiday budgeting easy – breakfasts and suppers are included with the cost of your stay, and served on-site, moments from your room. If you’d prefer a variety of dining experiences, B&B will set you up for the day with a hearty breakfast, then let you choose where and when to spend lunch and suppertime.
Though the coastal resorts are balmy this time of year, Spain’s mountains stay cool. Sierra Nevada has the longest ski season on Spanish soil, thanks to a high resort base at 2100m and pistes reaching a heady 3300m. The slopes here face north and north east, with the snow shaded from the spring sun.
Even if the ski area reaches too slushy a state in the afternoons, the opportunity to put your feet up and soak up the rays can be what makes Easter skiing in Spain fabulous.
There’s usually plenty of skiing and snowboarding to be had in Spain’s highest ski areas over Eastertime, whether you want pistes, parks or spring off-piste.
And if conditions do peter out as afternoon approaches, the good news is there are plenty of things to keep you occupied. Spas and bars come with sweeping views of the surrounding mountains (and oh so tempting massage/drinks menus…), ski-doing whizzes you over the landscape while snowshoeing offers a slower pace. Some resorts are even positioned to allow day trips to the beach…