One of the best things about finding a vacation rental near the slopes is being able to step right out the door and hit the lift immediately. Many vacation rentals are ski-in, ski-out, so you can get skiing with no delay. There's a lot of natural beauty to be found, but one of the coolest things about finding the best skiing in March is the rush of having a big part of a mountain all to yourself. Other than during spring break, most of the following places don't have a lot of people on them.
1. Igis, Austria
Igis has lower slopes for beginning skiers, and plenty of slopes for intermediate and advanced skiers to tackle. The area is known as the Capital of the Alps. Look out the window of your Austria rental
and see peaks rising majestically from the fog.
2. Borovets, Bulgaria
One great advantage to this solid ski destination
is that it's budget-friendly. After a day of fun skiing down the mountainside, the area has a host of inexpensive wine tastings and barbecues to attend.
3. Banff, Canada
Some of the best skiing in March happens in this little town where elk and even moose occasionally wander down the streets. If you're into a less frilly experience with great hills to ski down all through March, Banff
has you covered.
4. Courchevel, France
is an interesting place composed of four villages named for their elevations in meters. Part of the Trois Valees region, Courchevel has over 370 miles of piste ski trails for you to tackle. Once you head out of your rental you'd better bring some skills because there isn't much here for a beginner skier. These hills are meant for intermediate and advanced skiers.
5. Squaw Valley, California
is great for the winter's end because it's located near population centers. While the skiing here is best attempted by advanced skiers, the beauty of Lake Tahoe and the relatively long season makes this some awesome March skiing.
6. Wengen, Switzerland
is a great intermediate skiing destination. The slopes have roughly 112 kilometers over 53 pistes. The classical architecture and natural beauty of the area are great backdrops to a thrilling day on the slopes.
7. Mount Bachelor, Oregon
During the high winter, Mt. Bachelor
is closed a lot. So the relatively calm times in March are actually the most active period for skiing here. The temperatures stay cold longer because of the high elevations.
8. Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado
Another area you can find some of the best skiing in March is this massive area, including Beaver Creek
and Vail. Vail
is a little crowded during the peak of the season, so going in March is great for dodging the crowds but not the great conditions. A lot of the slopes face north, making the conditions nice and powdery well into March.
9. Tignes, France
is a part of the same area as Val d'Isere, but is a more posh place. If you want to step out of your rental and into a hipper space, this is the better of the two options. From up on the slopes, you won't be able to tell the difference, since the towns are within 100 kilometers of one another and both boast long winter seasons.
10. Big Sky, Montana
If you're looking for a getaway, Big Sky
is a great place to be. Pop outside and marvel at how little human development there is in the area. The spring, March in particular, is the best time to get your ski on here because the spring can still have temperatures in the teens. With few people around and idyllic slope weather, you might feel like you own the entire mountain.
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