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Choosing a Ski Holiday for Beginners

2nd November 2015

Ski holidays come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with different types of skiing available within different locations and for different levels of skiers.

Across Europe there are a range of skiing options for adults and children which encompass nursery slopes perfect for beginner skiers. We tend to find that the first ski holiday is never the last, first time skiers tend to love the variety of even the smaller resorts and regularly return to the slopes year in and year out to take on different types of skiing challenges. Here we look at the wide range of ski holidays on offer for beginners.

Choosing the Most Suitable Resorts

Getting the most from a ski holiday is essential particularly if it is your first time. Nobody wants to spend their time being unable to ski because slopes are too difficult to handle or because they are unable to find a decent lesson provider within a particular resort.

We would recommend choosing English speaking ski lesson providers as this can help build confidence in a growing ability. Further, speak to a Ski Line ski holiday adviser to discuss the best options for nursery slopes for beginners, with the ability to also move up to the next level quickly if you happen to be a natural!

Booking Checklist

A first time ski holiday will always come with a range of questions, here’s our skiing checklist to ensure you’re fully prepared for a first time skiing holiday:

  • Equipment Hire – get the most from your hire with a package deal if possible
  • Ski School/Lessons – find a highly rated ski school within the resort that can cater to your needs, we will help you with this
  • Lift Passes – don’t get caught walking up the slopes! Many resorts have a free lift for beginners
  • Insurance, never ski without good insurance

Ski Resorts for Beginners

Arinsal, Andorra

Located towards the Western border of Andorra, Arinsal has runs totalling almost 60 miles. The resort has 60 miles of runs and offers some of the best value skiing in Europe. Beginner skiers can make the most of training with ski schools and runs designed for confidence building and learning how to best utilise your skis.

Meribel, France

Meribel is at the heart of the Three Valleys ski area and also offers easy access to Val Thorens and Courchevel for skiers looking for variety. Seen as an all-round resort, Meribel has runs for everybody and these are paired with exciting nightlife, plenty of shops and wonderful restaurants as well.

Morzine, France

Morzine is also a good resort for beginners and is within very easy reach of Geneva –Morzine has many ski packages including chalets, equipment and lift passes.

For beginners looking for a high end skiing experience which offers more than just skiing – Morzine is the place to be.

Wengen, Switzerland

Wengen is a charming ski village in Switzerland with plenty to offer the beginner skier and a local area pass in the region will allow skiers to visit Grindelwald for a ski experience as well.

Skiers in Wengen are always complimentary of both the scenery and skiing atmosphere, where beginner skiers need not feel threatened as skiing in the area is a laid back, picturesque experience to get to know the basics of the slopes. Of course, there are always additional options for skiing on blue runs for those who build their confidence over the duration of a stay.

Here at Ski Line we pride ourselves on being able to provide all types of packages from luxury to cheap ski holidays. Contact our advisers to find out more.

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