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Is this the season for Easter skiing? Oxygene Ski and Snowboard School prepares for busy end of season with a range of activities

Now that France has opened up again for travel, skiers and snowboarders are looking at taking advantage of the end of season conditions and considering Easter in the mountains.

With the holiday season falling late in 2022 (Easter Sunday is April 17), many ski resorts are extending the season to ensure lifts and ski runs remain open. For many, they consider it the best time to experience the slopes.

General Manager of Oxygene Ski and Snowboard School, Emma Morison, says: “Many people don’t realise that it’s possible to ski right the way through into April, but actually snow depths on the higher slopes are often better than at Christmas and normally it’s possible to ski down to resort level too. The sun is higher in the sky and normally the temperatures are warmer – everyone enjoys sitting outside at lunch and at après ski time, for many it’s the best time to go skiing and we think this year will be no exception”.

Oxygene is also celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022 and on the 30th of every month, free lessons and activities are being offered by every one of the 14 ski schools across the French Alps. These activities can be booked throughout the season, but here’s the detail of the free offers now available in March and April:

March 30th

La Plagne and Belle Plagne: 4 hours guiding – discover the area with guided skiing and snowboarding
The Oxygene team is offering an afternoon guided session around La Plagne, from 1p.m. to 5p.m, with a professional guide.

Val d’Isère, Val Thorens, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville & Megeve: Snowboard taster
Designed for anyone that has always wanted to try snowboarding but hasn’t had the chance. Fully qualified Oxygene snowboard instructors will lead the way.

Tignes: Kids snowboard taster
Designed for children from 3 to 5 years old, it’s an ideal way for young kids to learn how to snowboard, looked after by a professional Oxygene instructor.

Meribel, Courchevel & La Tania: Freestyle initiation
Learn and perform 180s, 360s, jumps off kickers, grabs, landing technique and more, all with an Oxygene instructor in these three resorts.

Le Grand Bornand: Speed riding initiation
Speed riding involves having skis on your feet and a wing overhead. Give speed-riding a go with Oxygene’s fully qualified instructors on dedicated slopes in the resort of Le Grand Bornand.

Ubaye Valley (Sainte Anne, Pra-Loup et le Sauze): Ski-touring initiation
Try out ski touring for the first time in the Ubaye Valley with a team of professional instructors from Oxygene Ski School.

Serre Chevalier: off-piste excursion
Aimed at confident skiers looking to explore terrain away from the marked runs. The Oxygène instructors will guide the way around the huge expanse of off-piste terrain in Serre Chevalier.

April 30th

La Plagne and Belle Plagne: 4 hours guiding – discover the area with guided skiing and snowboarding
The Oxygene team is offering an afternoon guided session around La Plagne, from 1p.m. to 5p.m, with a professional guide.

Val d’Isère: Ski area discovery session
Group of 30 skiers between 9h-12h, discovering the large ski area of Val d’Isère, including aperitif lunch.

Tignes: Ski touring with aperitif
Small group of 8 people on a sunset ski tour, with an aperitif and regional products. 5.30pm to 8pm for skiers confident on red runs.

Serre Chevalier: Ski touring
A full day ski touring session in a group of up to 6 skiers

Booking: www.oxygene.ski

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