3 of the best snow-sure resorts for spring

The higher the better? Not always and certainly not if it means a stay on desolate mountain pass. There are a number of locations that offer great snow reliability, and a bustling, lively resort right through spring.

Zermatt | 1620-3883m

Scores well on resort elevation and boasts the highest lift in the Alps. The destination is a true icon of world skiing, with the resort and skiing located beneath the magical Matterhorn. Zermatt is lively well into the spring season with the main streets and terraces full of visitors.

Chamonix | 1035-3840m

One of the world's great Alpine destinations, Chamonix offers staggering scenery and a year-round resort that sits beneath the dramatic Aiguille du Midi. The seasons in Chamonix merge into each other and ensure that this place is rarely out of season.

Sölden | 1377-3249m

With its twin glaciers some 2km above the village connected by lift and piste, Sölden offers skiing right into summer. The place is abuzz in the spring with packed terraces and umbrella bars at the valley stations. The location for 007's Spectre, Sölden boasts a airport transfer time of around 70 minutes.

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