If you are an intermediate skier chances are you prefer to ski on steeper blue runs and the occasional faster red run. Maybe even an easy Black. You will be making linked turns as you make your way around the ski resort. Most ski resorts will offer skiing like this but the important issue for intermediate skiers that the various sections of the ski area are perfectly linked on blue and easy red runs. That’s the difference between a ski resort for say advanced skiers and a ski resort for intermediate skiers.
Choosing the right ski resort for intermediate skiers very much depends on your skills and inclination. Ski resorts such as Cervinia in Italy and Obergurgl in Austria are ideal for cruising around on gentle linked runs, but for intermediate skiers looking to push themselves they might prefer Val d’Isere in France or Solden Austria. You could book one of the ski resorts with a large ski area such as the ski resorts in the Three Valley ski area, which with 600km of piste means you can ski a different area each day. You don’t have to choose one of the big named ski resorts like Courchevel, La Tania is on the same local ski pass and has some of the best runs for intermediate skiers. St Martin de Bellville is another great choice in the Three Valleys ski area where wide sweeping blues and reds lead down to the village, it’s a great place to head for lunch too.
We are strong advocators of booking a ski lesson and intermediate skiers should continue to book ski lessons, perhaps not for every day, a couple of hours private instruction during your week can have a profound impact on your skiing.
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