Summer has long gone and we are still in winter, though spring is just around the corner. We can’t travel at the moment, but I’m keeping doing travel posts to inspire you and keep you looking towards the future. Whilst it’s not warm enough to enjoy a beach holiday just yet, there are plenty of vacations you can take when the weather is cold. I’m talking skiing. If skiing is something you’ve always wanted to try, why not bite the bullet and do it. There are plenty of destinations around the world that suit your beginner skill level. Here are some spots around the globe for those brand new to the sport. Book a catered ski chalet and invite your best girlfriends to these amazing destinations with amazing food too!
Courchevel is broadly known as one of the best and unique ski destinations in Europe. It’s beautifully luxe! Here there are numerous separate villages sat at varying elevations. La Praz sits at 1,300 feet, Village at 1,550 feet, Moriond at 1,650 feet and Courchevel at 1,850 feet.
The lodges increase in rate and exclusivity the more you go up the mountain, so make sure that you pick your vacation spot with accuracy, particularly if you are on a strict budget. However, no matter where you choose to base yourself, the lift structures and bus offerings make hopping among these exceptional resorts super easy.
Courcheval and it’s lower villages are a great option for newbie skiers, as, skiing options range from huge sweeping pistes to winding trails among the trees, as well as good nursery slopes – the perfect destination for your next girls’ trip. The teaching is top quality and their’s a first-rate centre for children, offering child-care and secure surroundings for the babies to take their first slide on skis. All that’s left for you to do is make sure you have everything you need packed from your ski trip packing list. From Courcheval, you can also get to other ski destinations, such as Meribel, quite easily.
If you would prefer to ski closer to Switzerland, there are many ski resorts near Geneva and you can reach these the most easily by car. There is a good Swiss rail network, but driving in Switzerland would be more direct.Voss, Norway
Voss is a great destination if you want to go skiing with the whole family. There are numerous regions devoted to youngsters which include mild nursery slopes, small jumps and banks, to have a day of fun after they have found their feet. Children who are six years and younger ski at no extra cost too.
Accommodation here is more of the self-catering variety – from apartments to cabins – making it great if you have children who are fussy eaters or not so well-behaved! It’s a really easy access resort too as you can reach it via car, bus or train from Bergen. Accomodation is very close to the slopes too, so it makes family holidays easy to coordinate; especially if you are of different degrees of capability and heading to different slopes.
The views and the people are just amazing here, and you won’t fail to enjoy your ski lessons and have a lovely time.
Park City, Utah
If you are looking for a destination that you can do cheaply, Park City is the best place for you and your skill level. Not only is it a great spot for beginners, but it is also highly respected after hosting the Alpine events of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games.
Beginners will be happy are the array of suitable slopes to locate find their snow legs on. The pistes are well-maintained and in top condition. The beginner’s vicinity is effortlessly reachable from the chairlifts inside the primary hub, and the resort of Canyon’s Village additionally has a few clean runs available from the primary gondolas and chairlifts just in case you want to stretch yourself a little bit further. The neighboring Deer Valley resort also has a great dedicated beginner’s area, Wild West, which may be accessed easily by chairlift.
The city itself is colourful, energetic and charming; with several local boutiques, artwork galleries, eateries and bars to keep you entertained when you want to take a break from the slopes. There are plenty of good affordable Utah Airbnbs and hotels too.
Park City is just a 35-minute car ride from the primary city, and capital of Utah, Salt Lake City. That makes it a perfect day trip, especially when you want to take a much-needed break from ski lessons.
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