Passy, France, April 06, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- For most ski resorts, the month of April will see the ski season come to a close: this year thanks to the abundant snow fall, visits to ski resorts have been good. Nonetheless, despite the beautiful blanket of white, some resorts have already closed for the season: for example, Artouste and Gourette in the French Pyrenees. However, in the larger Alpine resorts, skiers can still take advantage of the slopes before the summer hiatus...
For those considering spring skiing in Flaine, it will be possible to cover the Grand Massif ski area, its 265 kilometres (165 miles) of downhills and to try out three new slopes: the Demon, a red run that offers the option of changing course at the Désert Blanc (White Desert) lift; the Quartz run, a blue trail that links the Emerald and the Turquoise trails and offers a detour around the wall of the mythical red Faust run; the blue Garnet trail links the Grands Vans summit with the Vernant valley. In Val d’Isère, skiers will be able to take advantage of the Espace Killy ski area which is open through May 5, 2013. The ski resort which combines the authenticity of a Savoy village with modern ski facilities is considered to be one of the world’s ski capitals: it welcomed the Albertville 1992 Winter Olympics, the World Skiing Championships and many other sporting events. In April, the Espace Killy ski area invites you to ski its 185 miles of runs and 6235 feet elevation, to test its freeride course and to take advantage of is quality snowpark. In the 2 Alps resort, a party atmosphere will reign with the 12th edition of the Samsung 2013 Snowjam powered by Protest and organized by the Flemish Ski and Snowboard Federation and Belgian ski and snowboard clubs: over the week, the best riders, new talents and confirmed boarders will face off to take home the title of Belgian champion in disciplines such as the Big Air, Half Pipe, Boarder and Ski-Cross. During the Snowjam, skiers can test new, 2013 ski and snowboard equipment free of charge and enjoy a superb after-ski programme every night with numerous musical artists and famous Belgian DJs. The Arc 2000 ski resort proposes a mix of winter sports and a summer activity by organizing a Ride’n Golf combining ski and golf. Adult skiers and children from age 10 will face off to score a maximum number of points by aiming for 9 targets spread along the Plagnette slope: points will be awarded based on where a golf ball falls on the target. The Ride’n Golf will be followed up with a free Snow Golf demonstration on the Olympic square.
To take advantage of the ski season up until the very last minute, skiers will book their equipment online with Skimium. As the ski hire specialist, Skimium offers a wide selection of brand name equipment for all skiing levels: skis, snowboards, helmets and dry, sterilised ski boots. Further Skimium offers services that are really practical such as the Freedom Glides option: for only 2€ a day per ski hire package, skiers can change their equipment every day to try out new types of skiing or equipment that is better adapted to changing snow conditions. Finally, Skimium offers attractive pricing with discounts of up to 50% depending on the ski hire period. Skimium is a network of 300 ski hire shops in some 220 ski resorts in France, Andorra and Italy. For more information, rendezvous on the Skimium site for online ski hire at low, low prices.