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Ski Resorts for Beginners

If you are new to skiing or snowboarding it's 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...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

France

La Rosiere

New for 2018/19 ski season in La RosiereLa Rosiere have...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

Austria

Westendorf

The ski resort of Westendof is a pretty village in the...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Seefeld

Seefeld is a classic winter sports holiday type of resort,...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 1

Austria

Hochgurgl

The ski resort of Hochgurgl is situated just above...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Switzerland

Saas Fee

The attractive Swiss glacial ski resort of Saas Fee is...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 4

France

Flaine

The main village of Flaine is not the most attractive in...

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...

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Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

France

Valmorel

Valmorel was built from scratch in the 1970s but unlike...

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Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Bulgaria

Pamporovo

Situated high up in the Rhodopa mountains at the foot of...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 1

Snowboarder: 2

Switzerland

Villars

The charming resort of Villars and the traditional village...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

Austria

Ellmau

The ski resort of Ellmau is a friendly and pretty resort...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

Italy

La Thuile

Skiers in La Thuile enjoy spectacular scenery, with...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

United States

Breckenridge

The ski resort of Breckenridge at 2925m is one of the...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Austria

Kappl

Kappl is approximately 15 minutes via bus from Ischgl. The...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 2

Austria

Rauris

The ski resort of Rauris is a picturesque town between the...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 2

Austria

Scheffau

Scheffau is known as one of the most attractive little ski...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Italy

Passo Tonale

Passo Tonale is one of Italys highest now sure resorts...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

France

Isola 2000

Isola 2000 is our most southern of all French ski resorts,...

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...

Ratings

Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Italy

Cervinia

Cervinia sits on the Italian side of the iconic Matterhorn...

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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...

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Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 4

France

Les Menuires

One of our clients once described Les Menuires as being a...

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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...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

Austria

Lech

Ritzy and glitzy Lech is popular with the wealthy from...

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...

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...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 1

Snowboarder: 4

France

Meribel Village

Meribel village is not to be confused with Meribel centre,...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

France

La Tania

The ski resort of La Tania is located at 1450m the same...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

France

Meribel

Meribel Ski Resort France
New for 2018/19 ski season in Meribel Meribel has added 2...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 4

France

Tignes

The ski resort of Tignes is linked to Val d’Isere in an...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Italy

Sauze d'Oulx

Sauze d’Oulx is one of the villages in the extensive...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 5

Austria

Zell am See

Zell am See is a traditional Austrian mountain village but...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Bulgaria

Bansko

Bansko ski resort has progressed in recent years to become...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 4

Bulgaria

Borovets

Bulgaria’s biggest and most modern ski resort, the cheap...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 4

Finland

Yllas

Pronounced `U-las`, this is the largest downhill and cross-...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 4

France

Mottaret

Meribel Mottaret is a satellite village to Meribel and is...

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...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 5

France

Reberty 2000

Reberty 2000 is a small satellite ski village located at...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

France

Val Thorens

New for 2018/19 ski season in Val ThorensVal Thorens is...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Switzerland

St Moritz

St Moritz, who hasn’t heard of this ski resort? This world...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Alpbach

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

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

Advanced: 1

Snowboarder: 2

Italy

Livigno

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

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 1

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Ischgl

The ski resort of Ischgl had been one of Austria’s best...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Austria

Kitzbuhel

Kitzbuhel is a big name in the world of ski, thanks mainly...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Niederau

The ski resort of Niederau is a small village in...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

Advanced: 1

Snowboarder: 2

Austria

Obergurgl

Early booking is strongly advised if you intend to visit...

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...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Zurs

Zurs is one of the best loved winter sports resorts in the...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

France

Serre-Chevalier

Serre Chevalier’s slopes are nearly 60% covered by woods...

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...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

Italy

Arabba

The Italian ski resort of Arabba is located in the...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 4

France

Valloire

The ski resort of Valloire shares its ski area with...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

France

St-Martin-de-Belleville

If you are looking for a great traditional mountain village...

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-...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 2

Italy

Canazei

The very modern ski lifts make the area of Canazei a model...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

Austria

Hinterglemm & Fieberbrunn

The three ski resort of Hinterglemm, Fieberbrunn and...

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...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 5

Austria

Filzmoos

The small ski resort of Filzmoos lies in Austria’s...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Switzerland

Grindelwald

Grinlewald’s setting in the shade of the North face of the...

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...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

Italy

Ortisei

Ortisei is an attractive market town near to Selva which it...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Italy

Bardonecchia

The Italian ski resort of Bardonecchia is located close to...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 4

France

La Clusaz

La Clusaz is a perfect choice for skiers and snow boarders...

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...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Slovenia

Kranjska Gora

Slovenia’s most well known and main ski resort Kranjska...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 4

France

Val Cenis

Val Cenis is located in the Maurienne valley in France at...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

Slovenia

Bohinj

Boasting the biggest natural lake in Slovenia and some...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

Advanced: 1

Snowboarder: 3

Austria

Oberau

The ski resort of Oberau is the smallest of the 3 main...

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...

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...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Austria

St Christoph

Eight kilometres up the road from St Anton, the pretty...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

France

Valfrejus

Valfréjus offers over 65km of pistes suitable for all...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

Austria

Saalbach

The ski resort of Sallbach is a traditional Austrian...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Kirchberg

The ski resort of Kirchberg is a lively village in the...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

France

Les Arcs

New for 2018/19 ski season in Les ArcsLes Arcs has moved...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Canada

Whistler

Whistler is a must ski resort in Western Canada, its...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

France

Chamrousse

Home to the 1968 Olympic Men and Women's downhills,...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Finkenberg

The ski resort of Finkenberg is a quiet and pretty village...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

France

Superdevoluy

The uncrowded resort of Superdévoluy, in the southern...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 4

Canada

Banff

It’s not difficult to see why Banff is so popular; the...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 3

Italy

Corvara

Corvara is well positioned with village lifts heading off...

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...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Austria

Katschberg

Katschberg is a small Austrian ski resort set in a...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

Canada

Tremblant

Constantly voted No.1 Resort in Eastern North America in...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

Canada

Fernie

Fernie has for many years been popular with skiers from...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 3

Canada

Kimberley

Kimberley also offers night skiing, snowshoeing, hockey,...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Finland

Pyha

The vertical drop provides extreme skiing and the off-piste...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

France

Risoul

The ski resort of Risoul in France has built up a good...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 5

France

Vars

Vars is set in a wooded valley and shares it ski area with...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 2

United States

Park City

This delightful resort is just a 45min transfer from Salt...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Canada

Sun Peaks

The free bus connection to Whistler has added an extra...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

United States

Heavenly

As the name suggests this Californian ski resort certainly...

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...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 2

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder:

United States

Aspen

Although Aspen was first discovered back in 1892 as a...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

United States

Copper Mountain

Consistently voted one of the best ski areas in Colorado,...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 4

United States

Steamboat

Steamboat in the Yampa Valley has recently been taken over...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

United States

Beaver Creek

The ski resort of Beaver Creek is located 16km from Vail...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 5

Canada

Silver Star

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

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 2

Canada

Big White

Big White’s Main Street is actually a ski run, where guests...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

United States

Mammoth

Situated in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, around 6...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 5

United States

Killington

Situated on Americas East Coast, Killington is the largest...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

United States

Telluride

Experience a real taste of the old west in this historic...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Canada

Panorama

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

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 3

Austria

St Johann

The ski resort of St Johann in the Tirol (pronounced St...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 1

Snowboarder: 2

Austria

Igls

Igls (pronounced Eagles) is a small ski resort just 5km...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 2

France

La Plagne

La Plagne is split into 11 stations that give you an...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 3

Austria

Brand & Burserberg

Brand and Burserberg are two delightful villages in Brand...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 1

Snowboarder: 3

Spain

Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada Ski Resort Spain
You would be challenged to find another ski resort in...

Ratings

Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 1

Snowboarder: 4