Summer has long gone and we are still in winter, though spring is just around the corner. Whilst it’s not warm enough to enjoy a beach holiday just yet, there are 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 that have the best skiing for beginners.
Courchevel is broadly known as one of the places with the best skiing for beginners 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 & Courchevel at 1,850 feet.
The lodges increase in rate and exclusivity the more you go up the mountain. Make sure that you pick your vacation spot with accuracy, as you might be on a strict budget. However, no matter where you choose, the lift structures and bus offerings make hopping super easy.
Courcheval and it’s lower villages are a great option for skiing for beginners, as, skiing options range from huge sweeping pistes to winding trails. There are also some great nursery slopes. The teaching is top quality and there’s a first-rate centre for children. It offers child-care and security for the kids 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.
Another resort with the best skiing for beginners – Voss, Norway
Voss is a great destination if you want to go skiing with other beginners. They devote numerous regions to youngsters which include mild nursery slopes, small jumps and banks, to have a day of fun after they have found their feet. Lots of lessons for adults too. Children who are six years and younger ski at no extra cost.
Accommodation here is more of the self-catering variety – from apartments to cabins. This makes 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 it easy 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 skiing for beginners adventure!
Park City, Utah
If you are looking for a ski destination that you can do cheaply, Park City is the best place for skiing for beginners. Not only is it a great spot for beginners, but it is also highly respected. They were hosts to the Alpine events of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games.
Beginners will be happy with the array of suitable slopes to locate find their snow legs on. They maintain the pistes well. The beginner’s vicinity is effortlessly reachable from the chairlifts inside the primary hub. The neighboring Deer Valley resort also has a great dedicated skiing for beginners area.
The city itself is colourful, energetic and charming. There are many local boutiques, artwork galleries and eateries to keep you entertained when you want a break. There are plenty of good affordable Utah Airbnbs and hotels too. Park City is just a 35-minute car ride from Salt Lake City, or a few hours drive away from one of the best places on the west coast for a winter getaway – Bryce Canyon. That makes it a perfect day trip for much-needed time away from skiing.
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