When to Go

High Season (Jul, Aug & Dec–Apr)

  • In July and August walkers and cyclists hit high-altitude trails.
  • Christmas and New Year see serious snow-sports action on the slopes.
  • In ski resorts only, late December to early April is their high season.

Shoulder (Apr–Jun & Sep)

  • Look for accommodation deals in ski resorts and traveller hot spots.
  • Spring is idyllic, with warm temperatures, flowers and local produce.
  • Watch the grape harvest in autumn.

Low Season (Oct–Mar)

  • Mountain resorts go into snooze mode from mid-October to early December.
  • Prices are up to 50% lower than in high season.
  • Sights and restaurants are open fewer days and shorter hours.