In fact, St Anton am Arlberg is well known for being an excellent place to take in a weekend's skiing or snowboarding, as it's very easy to get to. On The Snow recommends it among its top ten places in Europe to go for a long weekend of snowsports, which is perfect considering that it's a bank holiday in Britain this weekend (29th April to 1st May).
The airport is just an hour away from the resort and there is very reliable public transport that runs between there and St Anton throughout the day. You can get from the airport and to your resort by OBB train, which travels directly from Innsbruck Airport and Arlberg Railway Station. If you prefer, you also have the option of getting a taxi, of course, this will be more expensive than the train but it might be easier to transport all of your things this way.
Mountaineering in Cervinia
You'll find that just as many people come to this region for mountaineering as for skiing and snowboarding, so you might consider trying this as a different but enjoyable over your snowsports holiday. The landscape of the Aosta Valley - which houses the three peaks we mentioned previously - lends itself perfectly to mountaineering. This is a popular activity not just in winter, as it's also done by many enthusiasts in the summer, making it a perfect place to go in the late season, or when other resorts are closed.
One of the best things about mountaineering across the slopes of Cervinia is that there are plenty of certified guides and different excursions available so you'll be in completely safe hands. Of course, this also means that there is a variety of walks and climbs for you to do, so you can try a couple of different ones when you're on your holiday - or even select a few that you'd like to do on a future visit.
Ice karting in Cervinia
It is a place that's intent on surprising people who love snowsports and trying things that are a bit unusual so that you can make your holiday at the Matterhorn extra special. One thing that we recommend you try your hand at is the ice karting circuit of natural ice, to enjoy speed in a highly different way. You'll be surprised at just how fast these wagons can move and Cervinia.it says you'll feel like a champion, even if you aren't racing against anyone else!
The circuit is easy to find, as it's just by the entrance to Cervinia's town centre and the track is open every day, so you can make your way there at any point during your holiday.
Looking for skiing in May? Head to Tignes!
However, there are still some places that you'll be able to go to get some top-notch skiing, and you'll find it in Tignes, where the experts love to get in their practice. Although it's a popular resort, Tignes might not be the first place that you think of for late-season skiing, as most people tend to go further afield to stretches of America and Canada. The reality is that many find that this resort in the French Alps presents just as good snow cover, and it's much cheaper and less hassle to travel to Europe.
The last day of the season in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl
However, the time in the resort is fast-coming to a close and the lifts will be grinding to a halt on Sunday 24th April. Until then of course, you're going to be able to take advantage of all of the events that this resort runs - it's one place that is really keen on cramming in as much fun as possible in the little time there is left. Grab your skis, or your snowboard and get ready to take advantage of the area's famously dependable weather.
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