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Easter - Val Thorens or Solden?

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We are skiing at Easter due to school holidays and I am trying to work out the 'best' place.

We have skied:

Tignes - fair amount of slopes above the melt line - we've been a couple of times and fancy a change.
Cervinia - again good snow above the melt line, but limited challenging terrain.

I think above 2500m tends to stay as snow and not just ice to slush and so it's resorts that have piste above that level.

Val Thorens - is it just a barren ice cube? What are the higher slopes like? (I can't believe I've never managed to ski the 3 valleys)
Solden - it doesn't seem to offer as much up high, but it's further east so perhaps keeps its' snow stays in better nick.

Any views.... am I after the impossible? Should I just abandon the kids?!

Thanks
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Val Thorens. There is a high probabilty of good snow and you will be able to ski back to the resort instead of a lengthy queue for the lift down.

Do not abandon the kids, social services will be onto you in an instant
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Some of my happiest holidays were skiing at Easter in Val Thorens with my nephews. It's a great place to ski anyway, and the slopes are in good condition generally (the resort is open to May). Plus if you get lucky with weather and snow, you may still be able to ski over to Meribel.

Plus when the sun is out, it can be t-shirt weather sitting outside the cafes/bars.

Barren ice cube? Definitely not in my opinion!!
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I wouldn't really abandon the kids... despite my ski addiction! The school holiday dilemma is just a pain.

Handy Turnip - when it was sunny, did the pistes hold up well? I hate the slush Sad
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My choice in the past was VT for Easter if I booked ahead.

Yes it probably will get slushy on the lower south facing slopes so stay high and North facing later in the day.

VT is not a picture postcard alpine village but there are worse examples of French concrete car parks in the snow around eg Les Menuires.

One option if you can face the uncertainty is to wait until the last moment, watch the snow reports and forecasts and book where the conditions look to be best. I had several amazing Easter weeks doing this, skiing in places that I would not normally have considered.
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@ginster99, the slopes generally hold up well. They'll start to soften up on the lower slopes late in the day but I'd by no means call it slush. Obviously it depends on the weather but I've experienced more slush in Meribel in March than Val Thorens in April.
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