Skiing and snowboarding may be winter sports, but when spring arrives in the mountains, you’ll find yourself blessed with that magical combination of snow and sunshine – a.k.a. incredible skiing weather.

What does it mean? It means the chance to hit the slopes and catch some rays. Picture the scene – you’ve skied hard all morning, the legs are aching, and now you’re kicking back in a comfy deckchair basking in the sun, fresh air in your lungs, and jaw-dropping views wherever you look. Throw in a cheeky beer and some delicious food and life really doesn’t get any better.

France has to be one of our favourite places for spring skiing, and if you’re heading to the Three Valleys, you’re in for a real treat. This iconic high-altitude ski area boasts some of the best sun terraces around.

Here’s a roundup of our top five…