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Beginner Ski Holidays

If you’re a beginner skier and not sure where to go or confused as to how it all works then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a guide to help you choose the best beginner resorts and also understand the different elements that make up a ski holiday including ski passes, ski rental and ski passes.

Beginner Ski Resorts

If it's your first time skiing or snowboarding then the most important thing is to get the resort right. You want to choose a resort that has easily accessible nursery slopes (so you don't have to walk too far in strange ski boots) and also gentle slopes for you to graduate too.

 

Ski Lessons

You’ll also want to book ski school lessons before you go – especially if you are going at Christmas, New Year, Half Term or Easter and it’s worth having a lesson on a dry ski slope or indoor snow slope before you go. Most ski schools offer group beginner lessons that run for 2-3 hours each morning. You can then spend the afternoon practising what you learnt in the morning. Younger children may find that they don't have the energy to ski in the afternoon so it's worth keeping this in mind.

 

Going with a group of better skiers

If you are going on your first ski holiday but as part of a larger group that have mostly skied or boarded before then make sure they choose a resort that offers something for everyone. Les Arcs in France or Lech in Austria could be the perfect option for beginners. Both resorts have hotels or chalets that are close to the slopes.

Not sure where to start? Call us on 020 7471 7700 and let us do the booking for you.

Our top ski resorts for beginners are:

Alpe d'Huez
Alpe d'Huez
 
Alpe d'Huez offers such a variety and extent of skiing terrain for all standards. Beginners love it!
Cortina
Cortina
 
Named the Queen of the Dolomites, Cortina is one of the most stylish and glamorous ski resorts.
 
 
Courchevel
Courchevel
 
A very convenient ski resort in one of the world's largest ski areas.
Lech
Lech
 
Lech is one of the most exclusive ski resorts in the world with a determination to give its customers the best at all times.
 
 
Les Arcs
Les Arcs
 
Get ready to ski and sleep in style with our specialised luxury collection. We can tailor make yours for a truly unique experience.
Isola 2000
Isola 2000
 
Isola 2000 is a great choice for a long weekend: short transfers and snow-sure skiing with easy access to varied slopes

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