Some alpine regions simply don’t have the altitude or the snow making facilities to cater for Easter skiing, but the Jungfrau region is certainly not one of these. With lifts taking you all the way up to the top of the Schilthorn at almost 3000m, and the high-altitude Kleine Schidegg area accessible from every resort in the region, there are plenty of snow sure slopes for you to choose from. What’s more the resort has been busy upgrading its facilities so that now over 50% of the area can be supplemented with artificial snow, should it happen to be a bad snow year. It’s also a lovely time to visit the region as the weather is normally warm and sunny, which is good news for families travelling with little ones (and no more freezing your bums off as you sit on the chair lift). In fact it can get so warm that you might find yourself skiing in a t-shirt or developing a goggle tan!
Most of the region’s restaurants and mountain huts have sun-terraces, and there’s nothing nicer than sitting out in the sun while you enjoy lunch or a schnapps coffee (the local favourite). During Easter you’ll see the beginnings of spring creeping in with mountain flowers springing up in the fields of the beautiful Lauterbrunnen valley and the area’s famous waterfalls coming to life with water from the melting glaciers (a visit to the Staubbach Falls, Europe's highest free-falling waterfalls near Grindelwald is definitely recommended). Then of course there are also the excellent handmade chocolate eggs to sample in the local bakeries and chocolatiers – authentic Swiss chocolate is the real deal, and makes a lovely gift for loved ones back home.