Stef Candé
Winter season

When to go to the mountains in winter?

Published August 28, 2023

If you're considering a ski vacation, the winter months offer a variety of options for making the most of your time in the mountains. Whether you're a beginner with a passion for winter sports or a seasoned skier looking for new adventures, December, January, February, March and April each present their own unique advantages. In this article, we explore why these months are perfect for a memorable vacation in the Alps with Montagnettes.

December: Magic and the beginning of the season

December kicks off the ski season with a bang. The ski resorts are freshly opened, offering immaculate pistes and a festive atmosphere. Christmas markets and other festive events add a warm touch to your experience, with twinkling lights and regional specialties to savor after a day on the slopes.

You can spend the festive season snuggled up by the fireplace in our chalet apartments, or take advantage of our services such as our relaxation areas and restaurants by staying in our premium apartment or suite establishments.

December: Magic and the beginning of the season
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January: Optimal conditions

January is synonymous with less crowded slopes, allowing you to take full advantage of the tranquility of the mountains. Snow conditions are often at their best, guaranteeing exhilarating powder runs. It's the ideal month to perfect your skiing skills in a serene environment.

If you're a beginner, we advise you to take a half-day course to avoid getting too tired. This also allows you to make the most of our facilities. Why not treat yourself to a relaxing treatment to recover from your emotions on the slopes?

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February: Lively atmosphere

February brings a lively atmosphere with activities for all tastes. Whether you're with family, friends or a couple, events such as ski competitions, open-air music festivals and themed evenings add a social dimension to your ski vacation. The resorts bend over backwards to make your stay unforgettable: fireworks, concerts, drone shows, etc.

February: Lively atmosphere
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March: Sun Days and Après-Ski

March brings longer sunny days, ideal for enjoying spectacular panoramas from the peaks. After a day's skiing, relax and enjoy après-ski in the bars, snacks and restaurants of our establishments : Le Taos and YNYCIO in Tignes;Oxalys and le Hameau du Kashmir in Val Thorens; Le Hameau de la Sapinière in Les Menuires. Milder temperatures also mean skiing in optimum comfort.

Montagnettes offers you first-minute deals for the months of March and April if you book before February 1st. Our discounts are immediately calculated and offer you up to 30% off!

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April: Season ends on a high note

April marks the end of the ski season in style. Sunny days let you ski in complete relaxation, while special events such as end-of-season competitions and end-of-season parties add a memorable finishing touch to your vacation. Less crowded slopes allow you to enjoy your holiday in complete safety.

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April: Season ends on a high note
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In conclusion, each month of the winter season offers its own advantages for an unforgettable ski vacation. Whether you're looking for immaculate slopes, a festive atmosphere or optimal snow conditions, the months from December to April have it all. Book your holiday now with to take full advantage of these unique benefits and create lasting memories in the Alps.

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