A skiing holiday can be fun for anybody with an adventurous spirit, no matter their age or their skill level. The next time you look into booking a short break, consider making a ski resort top of your list.
Great ski resorts for families
When you travel with children, there is the added pressure heaped on parents to make sure that their holiday will be one that they can boast to their school friends about, and one that they will remember fondly for years to come. This means that it’s imperative you pick a ski destination that has adequate facilities for a family stay.
The Italians are well known for their love of family, so it should come as little surprise that some of the best ski destinations for families can be found in Italy. Selva in the Dolomites has an extremely good reputation for its family-friendly facilities, and the scenery in the Italian Alps is stunning to boot.
There are also a number of fantastic French resorts that cater for children very well, and they are easy to seek out thanks to the ‘Familie Plus’ label that the French government ascribes to family friendly resorts – stand out destinations include Grand Massif and La Tania.
The best ski resorts for beginners
The stunning slopes of Austria can be an excellent choice for first time skiers. There are many resorts with nursery slopes. Obergurgl is beautiful village set within the Austrian Alps, and is the perfect starting point for any skiing novice. Its ski schools have a great reputation, so you can feel confident that if you choose Obergurgl, you will be in safe hands. And when you feel like some downtime from skiing, you can also engage in other fun activities such as ice skating, tobogganing, and even indoor golf.
Perfect ski destinations for advanced skiers
Anybody who is serious about their skiing and wants to really push themselves needs to book a flight to Switzerland, to pay a visit to Zermatt in particular. The snow here is great, and there is even the opportunity to take a helicopter ride to the glacier where advanced skiers can really challenge themselves by skiing through an icy ravine – a truly ‘one of a kind’ skiing experience. And it doesn’t hurt that the restaurants in this town are superb.