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Lateish booking for easter- options

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Me and OH will be looking to book a week in Europe to go away weekend of 31st March.

Went that year last year and it was only the Scottish Easter holidays and was relatively quiet in Livigno- but this year it's all the UK school holidays I think (we hoped our nephews would be coming again so booked in school holidays and now my OH can't change week of annual leave).

How busy does it get at Easter in general- we usually avoid school holidays. Any suggestions of places to keep our eye on that won't be too hectic?

We'll probably try to book if about a week ahead with a package- usually works out the cheapest for the 2 of us flying from Edinburgh or Glasgow (can drive to Manchester). Last year we booked Livigno well ahead and could have got it less than half price the week before or gone somewhere with even better snow!

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Hi
What was livigno like in that week? I am considering it this year march 31st?

Ski down to resort? Full cover? Wet & heavy or good ?

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Easter is, as a rule, quieter than Xmas, New Year and Feb half-term. Lots of people switch from snow to beach!

However who knows this year, early Easter, likely good snow still and disrupted weeks for folks over Xmas period!
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@fizzer, yes it was fine for that time of year. We wanted to book that holiday in advance and thought it was a safe bet.

Great snow all week top half of the hills- yes got fairly chopped up and a bit slushy lower half as the day went on but it was 15 degrees in town in the sunshine 😄
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Just been having a look on the usual TO websites for that week- we need something cheap and cheerful (as I just quit my job to run my business) and nothing showing up quite in budget but not far off.

So any thoughts if prices of packages are likely to go down over the next few weeks as the date gets nearer or are they likely just to get booked up with it being school holidays? (Aware this may be like asking if there will be snow in a certain resort on a particular week! Very Happy )

Always booked in advance to get to go where we want so this is a new experience not knowing if/ where we'll go! Not against DIY but has nearly always worked out cheaper for the 2 of us to get a package particularly as neither of us want to drive to resort.

We'd quite like to go back to the Dolomites but don't want to commit to anything there just now as not always a great late season option- but generally up for trying anywhere new.

Beginning to wonder if we should have a UK mtb back up plan Shocked
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@MCL, I reckon you'll get something if you stick to your budget and wait it out. Never seen Easter as busy as half term.
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It should be a great week to go. Never as busy as the other holidays. We've had some great last minute Easter trips, one of which made us buy a place in Serre Chevalier. There's a ton of snow here right now.
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@kitenski, @Hells Bells, thanks for your replies, you've both calmed my not booked yet nerves! Cool

We should probably stop checking the websites and just look the week before Madeye-Smiley
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@MCL, having said that I've just booked a 4 day DIY trip, Easyjet LPL (and MAN) -GVA were reasonably priced...
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@MCL, we saw an absolute bargain for Bad Gastein the other week. On closer inspection though it seems a portion of the area shuts on 2nd April. On discovering that it wasn’t so much of a bargain!
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Just got booked up to La Thuile via Newcastle.

Never thought to go via Newcastle in the past but was a fair bit cheaper than Glasgow and only an extra 1.5 hour drive. Will be an early start!

Not done La Thuile before as usually do bigger areas- decided to try somewhere new and knew we’d have a few compromises to get something in our budget.

Quite excited to be trying somewhere new Very Happy and they’ve got loads of snow and more on the way.

We had drawn up a shortlist of about 4 places and been keeping an eye on snow reports and prices.
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Us too @MCL, arriving in La Thuile for the first time on the 28th. We've had a couple of lively weeks in Austria this season and looking forward to the contrast.

Conditions looking pretty good Very Happy
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@Valluga, yes I don’t think all that snow is going anywhere fast!

Have you been before?
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No this is our first time too @MCL. We found cheap flights to Geneva and wanted to go somewhere a bit different and relatively snow sure. Hoping to take advantage of the Cormayeur day on the lift pass too.
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