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Learn to Ski and Snowboard Holidays

Anyone can learn to ski! A skiing holiday is one of the few holidays that all generations can do together and enjoy. We have regularly have families skiing together ranging from 8 to 80 – Grandparents, parents, grand children and children all on holiday together skiing!

A skiing and snowboarding holiday is a wonderful holiday – but it can be disastrous if it is not properly planned! When you think about booking your first ski holiday avoid big name resorts – there is no point going to Meribel or Val d’Isere to learn how to ski. Go to smaller resorts and check out the ski school. Arinsal in Andorra is one of our most recommended learn to ski resorts with a British run ski school.

Ski Schools

English speaking instructors are a must. Some ski schools have British Instructors, and while Britain is not an Alpine nation we do have some of the best ski instructors in the world! Ideally morning lessons – that start at around 10am for 2 or 3 hours. This allows you plenty of time to get up to the ski school meeting point in the morning. After you lesson a nice lunch in a mountain restaurant before practicing what you have learnt on the gentler slopes in the afternoon.

Ski Kit and what to take!

You rent you skis, ski boots, helmets and poles (or snowboard and boots) in the resort. We recommend that you buy a good warm and waterproof jacket – you can use this at home especially during the Winter! Some lined and water proof ski pants, decent set of gloves, a hat, thermal underwear, perhaps a fleece top, ski socks – you can buy most of this at supermarkets and discount shops (eg TKmak, Sports Direct). You will also need a good set of goggles and sunglasses please don’t skimp on these – Ski goggles range in price from few pounds to over £250 (!) but a set around £30 will be perfect. Look for ventilation, double lens for anti fogging an a wide adjustable strap.

 

Resorts

When you chose a resort think about non skiing activities. You might want to take a break each afternoon – some resorts offer many alternatives to skiing.

Accommodation

Try and book a hotel or apartment that is close to the ski slopes and ski school. The last thing you want to be doing is getting on buses or walking miles every morning. Staying close to the ski lifts and ski school means no rushing in the morning which helps keep stress levels low and enjoyment high!

Booking your holiday

There is quite a lot to consider when you book your first skiing holiday – we are here to help you through the process! Call us on  01248 712567, email us here, or scroll down and complete the enquiry form.

  • Book an early flight – this means you arrive into the resort by mid afternoon and this gives you time to collect your ski hire equipment, ski passes and find out where you need to go to to meet your ski instructor
  • Book a learn to ski pack – this includes ski pass which is needed to use the ski lifts, ski rental equipment and ski lessons
  • If your budget allows – book a hotel with a swimming pool / spa – to help relax aching muscles after each day

 

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