Ski holidays are a super magical experience. A holiday where you’re not just surrounded by the beautiful snowy mountains and getting to spend your whole trip enjoying the outdoors, you’re also learning a new skill and improving your physical fitness. When organizing your ski trip you’re going to want to go when the conditions are best for skiing, it’s a good idea to use one of the best snowday predictor and choose your dates based on this to make the most of your trip. The weather is the most important thing to account for but there are lots of other things to remember too, make sure you book your lessons prior to arrival if you’re a beginner, give yourself plenty of time to pack as it’s a challenge to fit your big coat and salopettes in the same suitcase and make sure you have the right type of travel insurance. The hardest decision to make is what ski resort to stay at, with so many beautiful resorts to try to choose between it can be tricky, so we’ve narrowed it down to the best 4 for you.
Val Thorens – France
This resort has been operating since the 1970’s so with 50 years of experience you’re guaranteed to have an amazing trip. This resort is perfect if you see yourself as a bit of a thrill-seeker and skiing alone isn’t enough, there is also the opportunity for activities such as ice diving, a double zipline, ice climbing, dog sledding, and many more exhilarating activities. Val Thorens has been awarded the title of the best ski resort in Europe not just once but 5 times so you know it’d live up to your expectations.
This resort is unique as it offers the largest vertical drop in Switzerland which I’m sure is a challenge all you experienced skiers wouldn’t be able to resist. It also has some of the longest ski runs, including some routes that allow you to ski all the way to the village. When you’re done with your day on the slopes you can literally ski right home. There are also slopes here suitable for beginners with gentle terrain.
This is known for being an extremely pretty and romantic resort, the perfect place to spend some quality time with your partner. There are lots of family-run businesses here giving it a lovely intimate atmosphere. Or if you’re looking for a challenge rather than a romantic trip it is home to one of the hardest ski races – the Hahnenkamm, why not see if you could complete it.
This resort has a different appeal, it’s not the mountains that make this place unique it’s the guests. Verbier is the European resort that’s most likely to be visited by celebrities. So, if you want a luxury holiday to ski in style this is the best place for you, if you’re lucky you may even bump into a prince whilst you’re there.