An Easter skiing holiday has got to be one of the best winter vacations imaginable – where longer sun-filled afternoons, cruisey spring snow conditions and peaceful pistes collide. And the best news? With Easter Sunday falling earlier than usual on the 31st of March 2024, the snow conditions will be even more ideal! So, mark the date in your calendar, and let’s make the most of the last few months of winter.
You can expect all of the usual joys of a great family ski trip; slow mornings in your cosy chalet, long lazy lunches where the Aperol is flowing, and breathtaking scenery as you explore with your favourite people. But the insiders know Easter’s bonuses are quieter pistes, a laid-back vibe in the resort and the chance to soak up that gorgeous spring sunshine.
Discover our beautiful array of Easter ski chalets in Verbier & Méribel, and experience the attentive service of our team – waiting in the wings to create your perfect family ski holiday this Easter! Indulge in the finest chocolate in the Swiss Alps, or head to Les Trois Vallées to discover ideal children’s ski areas. We are here to help you weigh up the difficult decision of where to go for a family ski holiday this Easter, and have all the tools at our disposal to make it happen!
Top 5 Easter Family Activities in Verbier & Méribel
We are experts in perfectly balancing family ski holidays to entertain everyone (even your most discerning relatives). Let us help you bring your vision to life, with our on-the-ground knowledge and contacts facilitating your most memorable moments.
When you book your Easter skiing holiday with us, your dedicated concierge will take the reigns on the nitty gritty planning & reservation making – so that you can put your feet up and spend quality time with your loved ones in the mountains. To ensure you make the most out of your family’s getaway, here’s some inspiration for exciting Easter activities in the Alps catering to all ages:
1. Explore the slopes:
Our partner ski schools are the best of the best – whether challenging you to try new itineraries or taking the kids for their first turns while you enjoy a leisurely lunch – we’ll pair you with the perfect instructor for your needs.
2. Indulge in chocolatey treats:
Become a hot chocolate connoisseur, and warm up with a pit stop at Verbier’s chocolaterie (you can’t miss out on Swiss chocolate when in the Swiss Alps!), or enjoy an Easter egg hunt put on by your chalet hosts, at the likes of Chalet Pousse Caillou in Méribel (complete with an enchanting garden with a little stream running through it).
3. Take a ride:
Take a break from skiing and embark on a horse sleigh ride through Méribel’s picturesque winter landscape, or try husky sledding in Verbier! These unique and memorable activities will add that extra touch of magic to family ski trips.
4. There’s more to the Alps than skiing:
5. Eat, drink & be merry:
Whether your family are local fare-feasters or prefer international or gourmet flavours, our little black book of the best spots both in town and on the slopes is at your disposal. We’ll take the hassle out of lunch and dinner reservations for you, or why not opt for a catered ski chalet and indulge in your favourite cuisines whipped up by a private chef at home?
Events in Méribel & Verbier this Easter
With the Easter holidays spilling over into April, visitors will enjoy a unique atmosphere fuelled by end-of-season parties, celebratory events and the start of spring.
In Verbier, from the end of March, you’ll find plenty of fun on-mountain events. First, the long-awaited Freeride World Tour final takes place, followed in April by Red Bull’s ‘Home Run’, the ‘Ultime Session’, and the culmination of the gruelling Patrouille des Glaciers race. With most of these events’ viewpoints accessible to both skiers & pedestrians, why not bring the whole family along for a day out as spectators, accompanied by a buzzing atmosphere and sunshine?
Meanwhile, family activities and events in Méribel also include fun end-of-season races like the ‘3 Vallées Enduro’ for those seeking thrills, and the ‘Zen Altitude’ yoga & relaxation week from the 9th – 12th of April, for those seeking to welcome spring at a calmer pace. Adults or families with older children might find their Easter ski trip colliding with Méribel’s largest winter street party, ‘SoundClash’ at La Taverne (5th of April), where local DJs soundtrack the transition from day to night and visitors don their dancing shoes.
Essential Packing Tips for Family Easter Skiing Holidays
Packing efficiently is key to ensuring a smooth and stress-free Easter family ski holiday. Here are some essential items to include on the packing list for you and the family:
1. Apparel Essentials:
Invest in quality base layers and outerwear, ensuring comfort and protection on the slopes. In general, prioritise hats, neck warmers, and buffs to keep the kids warm post-skiing and prevent discomfort from jacket rubbing. In the warmer months, layer up so you can peel them off when you park yourself in a sunny spot for a well-earned break!
2. On-mountain Basics:
Accidents can happen, and – especially during the sunny Easter break – there’s a risk of goggle-shaped sunburn! Remember to bring a small first aid kit, sun protection, sunglasses, and goggles for both yourself and your little ones.
3. Comfort is key:
Equip children with appropriate handwear and footwear, such as mittens or gloves and snow boots with removable liners, to keep them warm and dry throughout the day.
4. Organization and Snacks:
Utilize packing cubes for efficient organization and always pack snacks to keep kids energized on the slopes, along with spare gloves and water. Runner’s bottles and hydration packs take up minimal space and make staying hydrated while skiing easy.
5. Consider Rental Options:
Explore premium skiwear rental with our partner rental shops in Verbier and Méribel. You’ll save on space and costs, especially for growing children, and don’t have to lug around your equipment. Your concierge will gladly advise on the best options in resort.
A family Easter skiing holiday is the perfect opportunity to create special memories, enjoy some fresh air and sunshine and experience the joys of winter in a breathtaking setting.