As the snow continues to fall during one of Europe’s best winters on record, the ski season is set to last for some time yet. Head to these ski cities to get a late ski break.
Granada or Malaga (from £31 return)
Skiing? In Southern Spain? Yup. With an incredible six meters of snow now lying on the mountains of one of Europe’s most southerly ski resorts, The Sierra Nevada is a great choice for those wanting a late season ski escape. At only one hour’s drive from Granada airport and just under two from Malaga, this is one of Europe’s most underrated ski resorts.
Geneva (from £40 return)
This major Swiss ski hub has some 100 ski resorts within a two hour drive. Savvy skiers book flights to Geneva first, then select a ski resort after scrutinizing the snow reports. The choice is vast: go small with somewhere like Lelex, a family ski area served by 13 ski lifts, or go large with a ski giant like Les Portes Du Soleil, a huge area offering some 650 different pistes, served by over 200 lifts.
Innsbruck (from £45 return)
This lively Austrian city is ideal for a weekend ski break with several ski areas surrounding the city including Igls, Axamer Lizum and Mutters. There is even skiing within the city limits itself at Nordkette, which can be reached by a speedy cable car connection that takes you from city centre to ski slope in just twenty minutes.