Ski Holidays for Beginners 2024/2025

Learning to ski is great fun but planning ski holidays for beginners can be a confusing process. Trying to figure out the ski resorts to pick and what exactly you will need in terms of ski passes, ski rental and lessons. But don’t be disheartened! We are here to take you through each stage of planning to ensure your beginners ski holiday is a memorable and exciting experience. We’ll make sure you have all the right elements in place to suit your groups’ needs and have a hassle free first skiing holiday.

Discover our useful beginners ski holidays guide below for an overview of our top recommendations, or give us a call and let one of our ski experts provide in depth knowledge on beginner ski holiday packages. You can read more about the travelling with a novice skier and more in our blogs.

We can also help if you are looking for beginners ski holidays including lessons or cheaper learn to ski holidays. Remember, we are also ABTA and ATOL bonded so you are in safe hands.

How We Can Help

  • With over 35 years of experience, we can advise on all aspects of beginners ski holidays
  • We have partnered with ski schools across Europe so we can assist in getting your lessons booked
  • We can advise on the ideal beginners ski resorts for your holiday
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Most Popular Ski Resorts for Beginners

We know it can be difficult to decide where to make your first snowplough into the world of skiing. These resorts are all complete with excellent après-ski, a fantastic atmosphere and a variety of nice easy beginners’ and intermediate slopes.

Crèches in Cervinia

Cervinia Ski Holidays

For those strapping on their ski boots for the first time, there is a nursery slope accessible directly from the village.

Cervinia Ski Resort

Avoriaz Ski Holidays

Avoriaz is ideal for beginner skiers or snowboarders because there’s easy access to wide-open blues around the area.

Avoriaz Ski Resort
Restaurants in Les Arcs

Les Arcs Ski Holidays

A popular destination for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, Les Arcs has a free beginners’ lift.

Les Arcs Ski Resort
10 best ski resorts for beginners in the world

Best Ski Resorts for Beginners In The World

Are you looking for help deciding on the best places to ski for beginners in the world? If someone in your skiing group is new to the sport, you might need to spend a little more time choosing your ski area.

Our experts have put together this guide to the best ski resorts for beginners in the world.

What to Expect on Your Ski Holiday

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Going With Better Skiers

Don’t be discouraged if you are a beginner who is on holiday with a more experienced group. The key here is to select a ski resort which offers a good range of nursery slopes alongside more advanced options too. Also, providing an inviting progression to work towards for those who are still learning to ski. Call our ski experts for information on beginners ski holidays.

Mixed Ability Ski Resorts
Ski Lessons

Ski Lessons

It is a good idea to book ski school lessons before you go – especially if you are going during school holidays, and it’s worth having a lesson on a dry slope in advance too so you can master the basics of skiing. Most ski schools offer group beginner ski lessons that run for 2-3 hours each morning, and then the afternoon is yours to either practice or relax and enjoy some après ski.

Ski Lessons Guide
First Time Skiing Tips

First Time Skiing Tips

Are you searching for some beginner skiing tips? Going on your first ski holiday can seem a little overwhelming, but almost everyone that tries it falls in love and is hooked for life. Here are six first time skiing tips from our partners SkiBro – a booking platform that makes comparing and booking ski school classes, private instructors and mountain guides online a doddle – to get you started on the right foot.

Ski Tips for Beginners
Chairlift in Banff

How to Plan a Ski Holiday

You may be planning your first or second ski holiday and this can be daunting. However, we have compiled a step-by-step guide that explains how to get your trip perfectly tailored for you by our ski experts. The Ski Solutions team can offer expert advice on the best resorts, accommodation, and holiday extras bespoke to you and your group.

Planning a ski holiday

Beginner Ski Holidays FAQs

We are here to help! Before getting in touch with our ski experts, we’d encourage you to decide where and when you wish to travel, as well as your group size. Let our ski experts know your experience beforehand so they can tailor your trip – some ski resorts are better-suited to beginners and have more resources for learners. Booking lessons in advance is important as instructors can get booked up! Read our guide on how to plan a ski holiday.

There’s no set month that is best-suited to beginners, as the nursery slopes and easy home runs almost always have snow. The peak weeks of Christmas, New Year, Half Term and Easter tend to be a lot busier, so if you want to avoid the hubbub, we advise you ski in January or March. These weeks still have a great atmosphere and plenty of events to experience for a first-time skier.

A beginner holiday can be as long or as short as you like. To get a thorough understanding, it’s best to go for a week. This helps for consistency and skiing development. Equally, it is fine to go for a short break, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll want to stay for longer!

Ideally you want ski resorts with dedicated learning areas, nursery slopes and cruisy blue runs. Our ski experts are well-versed on the best beginner ski resorts, so let them know if you want to go anywhere in particular. Our favourite beginner ski resorts are Les GetsLa RosièreObergurgl and Cortina, but there are plenty of others! Head to our ski resorts guide to find out more.

The type of accommodation is totally up to the needs of your group. Whether you want the ultimate convenience of all-inclusive, or the flexibility of self-catered – it is your preference. To make life easier, having meals prepared for you is always a plus after a long day skiing. So, choosing chalet board in a chalet, or half board in a hotel, will give you peace of mind in the evenings.

It is always a good idea to try a dry ski slope lesson or two before your ski trip. It’s a great way to gain an understanding of the basics and learn what you need to work on. It’s by no means essential, but it will be beneficial for your first lesson on the snowy mountains.

There are several types of ski lessons, and it’s good to let our team know which you are after. Whether you are skiing or snowboarding, if you want a private or group lesson; our Client Services team are on hand to help. Specialist ski lessons and guided tours can be booked too, just let our experts know your requirements.

Before you travel, ensure you have a complete packing list. There’s nothing worse than forgetting an essential piece of clothing. Pack the basics including, a hat, gloves, ski socks, goggles, thermals, salopettes, and a ski jacket. Keep an eye on the weather beforehand and gauge how many layers to bring – including the ‘you never know’ item, as the conditions can change drastically! Find out more in our guides on what to pack and what to wear when skiing.

We Can Tailor-Make a Holiday to Suit You...

We have a team of experts on hand to help you choose the perfect holiday. From a luxury ski weekend in Val d’Isère to a big adventure in the Rockies, we’re whatever you want your holiday to be.