So you’ve decided you want to go skiing! Great news. But where do you start? How do you find and book your perfect winter getaway? Continue reading for the top 3 tips to get you started when booking a ski holiday.
Deciding who you want to go with when booking a ski holiday
Before you book, you need to know who’s coming with you. Are you looking to have a special family holiday sitting around the fireplace, catching the first lifts and seeing all the improvements your little ones make? Or are thinking the après-ski is just as important as a day on the slopes? Then probably a holiday with friends is the best choice for you. Whatever you choose does not matter, there is something for everyone!
2. When booking a ski holiday choose the right destination for your travel group
Choosing your destination is crucial to ensure it matches the needs and abilities of your travel group. Are you all experienced skiers, or just learning? Would you prefer a lively town with plenty of parties to enjoy or a cosy local town?
Consider a popular village such as Val Thorens in France or Mayrhofen in Austria for some more challenging slopes and plenty of apres-ski. If it is bustling somewhere in the Zillertal, it is here, where you can party until the early hours. Or head to Val Cenis or Les Sybelles for a local cosy town perfect for families and groups of beginners.
3. Choosing the right accommodation
Once you have chosen your destination, it is only a matter of choosing the right, tailor-made accommodation. Do you like to be pampered and looking to experience some traditional alpine food? Then choose a hotel or catered chalet where you don’t have to worry about anything and you can enjoy your well-earned rest after skiing in comfort and luxury. Or would you prefer to have your own apartment with a balcony overlooking the slopes? Why not choose a self-catering option and take your pick of local restaurants in your ski town. Enjoy the privacy of your own apartment or chalet and spend quality time with friends or families.
Renovated apartments in chalet style, close to both the centre and the lift. Perfect for both keen experienced skiers and diehard parties. Some apartments even have a private sauna!
These chalets located in a cosy chalet village are suitable for groups of up to 10 people. Some chalets also have a private sauna. With them being walking distance to both the centre and ski slope you can safely say that these chalets are in a fantastic location.
This chalet within walking distance of the lift has a private sauna and jacuzzi. Ideal to recover in peace from an intensive day of skiing in Les Trois Vallées.
This brand new luxury resort is in a wonderful location in Fieberbrunn, close to the gondola and the slopes. Make the most of the luxurious facilities such as a wonderful wellness area, indoor and outdoor swimming pool and enjoy delicious dishes in the intimate restaurant.
At the edge of the centre and 200 meters from the ski lift lies this large and charming chalet. Due to its superb location, south-facing balconies and stylish interior, it is a very popular chalet. The hosts, Marcus and Rosa, are committed to making your stay unforgettable. With the catering service, you can enjoy Marcus’s superior cuisine every day and you also do not have to worry about cleaning anything.
If you’re a novice skier make sure you’re ready to hit the slopes with our get ski fit guide!