Ideas For Your Skiing Holiday
Once people ski they seem to get hooked, which is exactly what has happened to some of us at The Travel Team. Below we give our ski hints & tips as well as our favourite ski destinations.
There is a wide range of accommodation to choose from when you go skiing, and we can recommend the best type to suit the needs of your party. You may be looking for a 5* luxury property with extensive facilities, or a small family run hotel with home cooked food. There are chalets which you can book just for your group, and many resorts have properties where you can ski to the door.
February Half Term, Christmas and New Year are the peak dates for skiing, and people book up almost a year in advance, so don’t miss out and leave it too late for your chosen resort and date.
Pick the right resort
Ski resorts can offer everything from gentle slopes, to challenging runs, hectic nightlife, or quiet mountain bars, luxury spa facilities, ice skating rinks, shopping and much more. We will match your individual requirements to the right resort for your party.
Pre book ski extras
Booking in advance means you can budget better for your holiday, and it also ensures you get the right equipment and lift passes you need, without the hassle of queuing in resort; this especially saves time at peak periods.
Being fit for your ski holiday will make the enjoyment much better for you, also if you have never skied before, try some lessons before hand at a local dry ski slope or indoor snow dome to get to grips with the basics.
Whether you’re a complete beginner, or have skied many times there are always ways to improve your skills, and in nearly all ski resorts the ski and snowboarding schools offer professional and friendly ski instructors to assist you, and allow you to make the most of your ski holiday.
Our top 10 ski resorts:
Val Thorens – France
Europe’s highest resort – access to the Three Valleys
Borovets – Bulgaria
Great for learning to ski, with buzzing nightlife & a true Bulgarian vibe
Chamonix – France
11 ski areas covered on 1 lift pass
Cervinia – Italy
Slopes up to 3480 metres plus links to the 3820 Klein Matterhorn
Saas Fe – Switzerland
Traffic free resort with glacier skiing up to 3500 metres
Big White – Canada
Huge range of groomed trails, drier air makes better snow conditions
Key Stone , Colorado
Tree lined slopes give an Alpine village feel
Obergurgl – Austria
Traditional resort, popular with British guests. Gondola serves 2 main ski areas
Tignes – France
3455 metres Grande Motte Glacier & pistes to suit all
Soldeu – Andorra
Part of the Grand Valira ski area covering 200km of piste, Soldeu has a relaxed & unpretentious atmosphere great for families and groups