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Would you choose 5th Apr or 12 Apr 2020 week nr. GVA?

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I'm planning to book flights from Dublin to Geneva for Easter 2020 for myself, husband and six year old as soon as they come out (when they'll be dirt cheap). I'll then book accommodation much closer to the travel date.

I'm torn between the week beginning 4th/5th April and 11th/12th April. Most important things for us are: short shared or private transfer from the airport (2 hrs 30 max, so Espace Killy is out), as snowsure as possible, good English-speaking ski school with afternoon club for daughter, and quiet slopes as I have a serious 'other people near me on the piste' phobia. It'll be our second ski holiday of the season, so I'll be waiting till the last minute to get the cheapest accommodation deal possible; can't afford to go otherwise. Doesn't have to be a huge ski area, but want to avoid one with a lot of draglifts. I know going the earlier week gives more chance of snow and that the resort will still be open, but do you think it'll be busier and more expensive then? Would I be taking a big risk waiting until the second week? By the way, it has to be France/Switzerland, as there are no flights to SZG or INN in April from Dublin.
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@oldschool72, La Clusaz has a short transfer from Geneva airport. I went there for the first time a month ago, and it has a wide variety of ski slopes including some excellent beginner slopes and also the town itself is quite pleasant with a very good local farmers' market on the Monday. I can't comment on the ski schools, but in addition to the standard ESF one I noticed there's also ESI.
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@oldschool72, you are setting a high bar...

Maybe look at somewhere like Praz de Lys or Les Brasses? PdL is much more a nordic resort despite some good alpine skiing.
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@oldschool72,
My own experience is that the week after Easter is usually cheaper and quieter than the week before.
At this time of the year a week can make quite a difference to snow conditions, but sometimes they improve. If you are planning to book accommodation very late, you should be able to assess where the best conditions are.
Personally I would go for the second week with your requirements.
You would be risking worse snow but I don't think the risk would be a massive one.
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Thanks. Think I'll go for the second week. Then I'll have even more excuse to obsessively watch the snow forecasts!
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