I am looking for a place to ski/snow board in Europe the last week of March. I am not sure where to count on good snow that late in the season. Thanks
A couple years ago I did a trip to Innsbruck the last week of March and it turned out great. Conditions down in the city were warm and sunny. I skiied the Stubai Glacier and snow conditions were fine, spring skiing but fun. I also did a day at St Anton and that was also fine. And I skiied at a couple hills closer to Innsbruck, which were ok for a day, snow was a little thin on the lower south slopes but the upper areas were fine. Innsbruck had a very convenient shuttle bus system to all the areas.
You can ski until late May/ early June on the upper slopes of the Zugspitze in Germany. Particularly because this winter has been colder than usual, this year you find that many resorts remain open in late March.
I've never been there but I was researching a trip and I believe there's some glacier skiing near Zell-Am-See Austria, Kaprun I think is the area?
It looks like the top of the Zell-Am-See runs are about 2000m, but the Kaprun lifts are between 1800m and 3000m
Looks like Stubai Glacier (near Innsbruck) has several lifts that go above 3000m
Go for altitude to be on the save side. Keep in mind that the French alps provide huge almost US-style skiing resorts and runs but no real apres-ski atmosphere. Switzerland is great on the runs side and OK on the atmo side, Austria is OK on the runs side but world leading in apres-ski partying and Bavaria is great on atmosphere but may not be high up enough for late March...
There is a whole forum on European skiing, as well as lots of European skiers/posters, on epicski.com.
Thank you all that replied. You were very helpful. I think we have settled on the Zell am See area.