April Sporting Highlights
Sporting highlights around Geneva this month include;
7th International Hot Air Balloon Festival; CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS
19 – 21 April
Around 30 hot air balloons from the leading European countries and Switzerland take off from Geneva’s parks. 5 flights above the City.
Arrive early to take the best photos.
13 – 14 April; L’Aqua Cup
Piscine de Vernets
7 – 7pm
7 – 5pm
19 – 21 April; Badminton Geneva Championships
6 – 10pm
9 – 6pm
27 April; Athletics
Sports Centre Bout de Monde
12 – 7pm
27 – 28 April; Swimming
7 – 8pm
7 – 6.30
Its been an excellent ski season with consistently cold temperatures and good snowfall. Many ski resorts are open until end of April. Best to go to the higher resorts where the snow will hold up well despite higher temperatures this month.
In particular Flaine and Grands Montets in Chamonix or Verbier are recommended around Geneva. The Grand Montets in Chamonix often stays open until into May. See the Mountains section for a taste of a weekend skiing in Italy at the high resort of Champoluc in the Aosta Valley (open until April 14).