Ski Resorts for Beginners

If you are new to skiing or snowboarding its vital you pick a ski resort that will suit your ability. All of the ski resort pages listed below will suit beginner skiers and offer a good choice of easy confidence building ski runs that even total beginners will enjoy. Read more ...

Every ski resort will offer some easy runs, but choosing the wrong ski resort could mean you are skiing on just one ski run all week or face sections of steep terrain getting from one easy ski run to the next. Pick your ski resort well and you could be skiing around the whole of the mountain on easy ski runs without any frightening sections to shatter your confidence.

A ski resort such as La Rosiere in France is perfect for beginners, the ski runs are wide and gentle which allows beginner skiers to quickly build up their confidence, and as it’s not a ski resort that attracts advanced skiers not many skiers will be passing you at high speed as you pick up the basics.

Ski Resorts for beginner skiersWith good instruction from a qualified ski school most skiers will quickly leave the nursery slopes within a few days and move on from the green ski runs to the easy blue runs. A few fast learners may even tackle an easy red run before the week is over.

Good instruction is vital! don’t let your husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend teach you, he/she may be a good skier, but they will more than likely be wanting to move you on to the steeper runs before you are ready. We are very sure if you learn to ski properly, you will love skiing as much as we do.

Our team of ski holiday experts will guide you to a ski resort that’s right for you, and as our service is free to our clients what have you got to lose?

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France

Les Gets

The ski resort of Les Gets is located within the massive Portes du Soleil ski circuit which...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

France

La Rosiere

La Rosiere is located high in the Tarentaise valley at 1850m on the boarder with Italy and...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

Austria

Westendorf

The ski resort of Westendof is a pretty village in the Brixen Valley. Situted 15km from Kitzbuhel...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Seefeld

Seefeld is a classic winter sports holiday type of resort, built in a Tirolean style with a...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 1

Austria

Hochgurgl

The ski resort of Hochgurgl is situated just above Untergurgl and Obergurgl. This village is tucked away...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Switzerland

Saas Fee

The attractive Swiss glacial ski resort of Saas Fee is located at 1800m with a ski range...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 4

France

Flaine

The main village of Flaine is not the most attractive in France, that’s for sure, but it’s...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 3

Italy

Cortina

Cortina Ski Resort 1

Cortina, known as the Pearl of the Dolomites, is one of the top resorts in the Dolomiti...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

France

Valmorel

Valmorel was built from scratch in the 1970s but unlike some other purpose built resorts in France...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Bulgaria

Pamporovo

Situated high up in the Rhodopa mountains at the foot of Mount Snejanka this Bulgarian resort is...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 1

Snowboarder: 2

Switzerland

Villars

The charming resort of Villars and the traditional village of Les Diablerets are linked to form one...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

Austria

Ellmau

The ski resort of Ellmau is a friendly and pretty resort which is situated at the North...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

Italy

La Thuile

Skiers in La Thuile enjoy spectacular scenery, with breathtaking views of the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and Mont...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

United States

Breckenridge

The ski resort of Breckenridge at 2925m is one of the highest ski resorts in Colorado USA....

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Austria

Kappl

Kappl is approximately 15 minutes via bus from Ischgl. The village and the slopes are well equipped...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 2

Austria

Scheffau

Scheffau is known as one of the most attractive little ski resorts within the Ski Welt villages....

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Italy

Passo Tonale

Passo Tonale is one of Italys highest now sure resorts which is a great place for beginners...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

France

Isola 2000

Isola 2000 is our most southern of all French ski resorts, so far south in fact its...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 4

France

Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez Ski Resort France 1

The ski resort of Alpe d’Huez is very popular with the British ski market. It’s a high...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Italy

Cervinia

Cervinia sits on the Italian side of the iconic Matterhorn Mountain in the Aosta Valley and is...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

France

Courchevel

Courchevel Ski Resort 1

The ski area of Courchevel is made up of four separate villages. We have chalets, hotels and...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 4

France

Les Menuires

One of our clients once described Les Menuires as being a bit like Croydon in the snow....

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Switzerland

Arosa

Ski Resort in Arosa, Switzerland

At 1800m, the ski resort of Arosa in Switzerland is spread out across a pretty wooded valley,...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

Austria

Lech

Ritzy and glitzy Lech is popular with the wealthy from across Europe and particularly from Germany but...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Andorra

Soldeu

Soldeu Ski Resort Andorra Ski Holidays

Soldeu is one of Andorra’s most popular ski resorts and shares its ski area with Pas de...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 1

Snowboarder: 4

Andorra

El Tarter

El Tarter Ski Resort Andorra

Located a few miles along from Soldeu, the ski resort of El Tarter is ideally situated for...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 1

Snowboarder: 4

France

Meribel Village

Meribel village is not to be confused with Meribel centre, but for some that’s a good thing!...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

France

La Tania

The ski resort of La Tania is located at 1450m the same height as Meribel which is...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

France

Meribel

Meribel Ski Resort France

The Uk’s favourite French ski resort is Meribel which lies in the very centre of the biggest...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 4

France

Tignes

The ski resort of Tignes is linked to Val d’Isere in an area known as the Espace...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Italy

Sauze d'Oulx

Sauze d’Oulx is one of the villages in the extensive Italian Milky Way ski area which covers...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 5

Austria

Zell am See

Zell am See is a traditional Austrian mountain village but set on a lake which adds to...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Bulgaria

Bansko

Bansko ski resort has progressed in recent years to become Bulgaria’s largest and most modern ski resort....

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 4

Bulgaria

Borovets

Bulgaria’s biggest and most modern ski resort, the cheap and cheerful ski resort of Borovets lies at...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 4

Finland

Yllas

Pronounced `U-las`, this is the largest downhill and cross-country ski centre in Finland with the greatest uplift...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 4

France

Mottaret

Meribel Mottaret is a satellite village to Meribel and is located about 3 to 4 km further...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

France

Avoriaz

Avoriaz Ski Resort France 1

The ski resort of Avoriaz is located in the centre of the Portes Du Soleil ski circuit...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 5

France

Reberty 2000

Reberty 2000 is a small satellite ski village located at 2000m just above Les Menuires and just...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

France

Val Thorens

Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in Europe and in the most popular ski area of...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Switzerland

St Moritz

St Moritz, who hasn’t heard of this ski resort? This world famous resorts lies at 1750m in...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Alpbach

The ski resort of Alpbach in Austria is a very pretty resort. A long favourite resort in...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

Advanced: 1

Snowboarder: 2

Italy

Livigno

Most of the slopes are above tree level and the views from the mountain tops are stunning....

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 1

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Ischgl

The ski resort of Ischgl had been one of Austria’s best keep secrets from the UK ski...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Austria

Kitzbuhel

Kitzbuhel is a big name in the world of ski, thanks mainly to the famous Hahnenkamm downhill...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Niederau

The ski resort of Niederau is a small village in Wildschonau. This stunning tree lined mountain is...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

Advanced: 1

Snowboarder: 2

Austria

Obergurgl

Early booking is strongly advised if you intend to visit Obergurgl as its many loyal visitors often...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 2

Andorra

Pas de la Casa

Pas de la Casa Ski Resort Andorra Ski Holidays

Pas de la Casa is Andorra’s most lively ski resort and sits right on the boarder of...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Zurs

Zürs is one of the best loved winter sports resorts in the world. Boasting a vast high...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

France

Serre-Chevalier

Serre Chevalier’s slopes are nearly 60% covered by woods and forestry making it one of the best...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

France

St Sorlin d'Arves

St-Sorlin-d’Arves is located within the Les Sybelles ski area in France which covers an impressive ski area...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

Italy

Arabba

The Italian ski resort of Arabba is located in the Dolomites mountain range within the Sella Ronda...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 4

France

Valloire

The ski resort of Valloire shares its ski area with Valmeinier and is the largest ski area...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

France

St-Martin-de-Belleville

If you are looking for a great traditional mountain village but also want a big linked ski...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

France

St Jean D'arves

St-Jean-d’Arves is a small village located 50 m below St-Sorlin-d’Arves and is located in the massive Les...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 2

Austria

Hinterglemm & Fieberbrunn

The three ski resort of Hinterglemm, Fieberbrunn and Saalbach have at last installed the new lift that...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Kaprun

Snowboarding Resort - Kuprin Ski Resort

The ski resort of Kaprun is situated at the bottom of the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier so you will...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 5

Austria

Filzmoos

The small ski resort of Filzmoos lies in Austria’s Sportwelt Amade ski area. It sits at 1055m...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Switzerland

Grindelwald

Grinlewald’s setting in the shade of the North face of the Eiger, is one of the most...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Andorra

Arinsal

Arinsal Ski Resort Ski Holiday

Andorra’s most popular resort with the British market, the ski resort of Arinsal boasts a good selection...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

Italy

Ortisei

Ortisei is an attractive market town near to Selva which it is connected to via bus. There...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Italy

Bardonecchia

The Italian ski resort of Bardonecchia is located close to the Frejus road and rail tunnel, It’s...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 4

France

La Clusaz

La Clusaz is a perfect choice for skiers and snow boarders who prefer resort charm over altitude....

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 2

France

Brides les Bains

Brides les Bains Ski Resort France 1

Brides Les Bains will appeal to those looking to ski on a budget in the famous Three...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Slovenia

Kranjska Gora

Slovenia’s most well known and main ski resort Kranjska Gora is set in beautiful surroundings within the...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 4

France

Val Cenis

Val Cenis is located in the Maurienne valley in France at 1400m with a ski range between...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

Slovenia

Bohinj

Boasting the biggest natural lake in Slovenia and some extraordinary scenery, Bohinj is a lovely skiing resort...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

Advanced: 1

Snowboarder: 3

Austria

Oberau

The ski resort of Oberau is the smallest of the 3 main villages in this Wildshonau Valley....

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

Italy

La Villa (Sella Ronda)

La Villa is located at the foot of the Gardenazza and the Piz La Ila plateau with...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 4

United States

Vail

Ski Resort in USA

Vail is one of the largest ski resorts in the United States of America. The slopes are...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Austria

St Christoph

Eight kilometres up the road from St Anton, the pretty village of St Christoph is no more...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

France

Valfrejus

Valfréjus offers over 65km of pistes suitable for all levels of skier. Snowboarders, off-piste-enthusiasts and cross-country skiers...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

Austria

Saalbach

The ski resort of Sallbach is a traditional Austrian village with beautiful views. The village centre compact...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Kirchberg

The ski resort of Kirchberg is a lively village in the Austrian Alps. You can get to...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

France

Les Arcs

Les Arcs forms part of the Paradiski area linked with La Plagne. 70% of Paradiski's pistes are...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Canada

Whistler

Whistler is a must ski resort in Western Canada, its located about 70 miles from Vancouver on...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

France

Chamrousse

Home to the 1968 Olympic Men and Women's downhills, Chamrousse is a resort that is just waiting...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Finkenberg

The ski resort of Finkenberg is a quiet and pretty village in the Tux valley. This delightful...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

France

Superdevoluy

The uncrowded resort of Superdévoluy, in the southern French Alps, has been a popular addition to our...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 4

Canada

Banff

It’s not difficult to see why Banff is so popular; the mountain scenery is one of the...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 3

Italy

Corvara

Corvara is well positioned with village lifts heading off to Selva, Arabba and San Cassiano – almost...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Canada

Jasper

Jasper Ski Resort, Canada

In the heart of unspoiled National Park, the marmot Basin ski area has uncrowded slopes, majestic alpine...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Katschberg

Katschberg is a small Austrian ski resort set in a beautiful landscape of pine clad slopes and...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

Canada

Tremblant

Constantly voted No.1 Resort in Eastern North America in the influential Ski Magazine survey, Tremblant is one...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

Canada

Fernie

Fernie has for many years been popular with skiers from Alberta and British Columbia and now its...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 3

Canada

Kimberley

Kimberley also offers night skiing, snowshoeing, hockey, curling, ice-skating, and snowmobiling, as well ...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Finland

Pyha

The vertical drop provides extreme skiing and the off-piste area of Pyhä ensures some fantatic snow conditions...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

France

Vars

Vars is set in a wooded valley and shares it ski area with Risoul. The architecture although...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 2

United States

Park City

This delightful resort is just a 45min transfer from Salt Lake City and offers a fantastic restored...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Canada

Sun Peaks

The free bus connection to Whistler has added an extra dimension. Take advantage of the enjoyable doorstep...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

United States

Heavenly

As the name suggests this Californian ski resort certainly lives up to expectations, the views from the...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

United States

Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley is situated at the north end of the lake at Tahoe at 1890m and can...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder:

United States

Aspen

Although Aspen was first discovered back in 1892 as a Silver mining town, the skiing only really...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

United States

Copper Mountain

Consistently voted one of the best ski areas in Colorado, and now with the new Intrawest-developed “Village...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 4

United States

Steamboat

Steamboat in the Yampa Valley has recently been taken over by ‘Intrawest’ (who own both Whistler and...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

United States

Beaver Creek

The ski resort of Beaver Creek is located 16km from Vail and is quite simply as upmarket...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Canada

Silver Star

Silver Star enjoys a long season (nov to april), 23 foot of snow every season and its...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 2

Canada

Big White

Big White’s Main Street is actually a ski run, where guests can ski to their doorstep or...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

United States

Mammoth

Situated in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, around 6 hours drive from Los Angeles you will find...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 5

United States

Killington

Situated on Americas East Coast, Killington is the largest ski resort in this region boasting seven peaks...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

United States

Telluride

Experience a real taste of the old west in this historic mining town where Butch Cassidy once...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Canada

Panorama

Panorama is a fantastic Ski resort in the heart of the Canadian Rockies ...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 3

Austria

St Johann

The ski resort of St Johann in the Tirol (pronounced St Yohan) is located in the Schneewinkel...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 1

Snowboarder: 2

Austria

Igls

Igls (pronounced Eagles) is a small ski resort just 5km from Innsbruck and is the closest of...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 2

France

La Plagne

La Plagne is split into 11 stations that give you an opportunity to ski a number of...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 3

Austria

Brand & Burserberg

Brand and Burserberg are two delightful villages in Brand valley in the Vorarlberg region of Austria. The...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 1

Snowboarder: 3