3 top tips when searching for your first ski holiday
1. Look for smaller ski areas (around 100km of slopes) as they tend to be a bit quieter than the larger ones. How busy it gets depends on the time of year you travel. Half term tends to be really busy so if you can avoid that, you’ll have more of the mountain to yourself and fewer people whizzing by.
2. You’ll need lessons to get you going so good English-speaking tuition is a must. The resorts below are renowned for their excellent ski and snowboard schools. A good instructor will turn you from a nervous Bambi on snow to a confident improver in no time.
3. Lastly, good value is essential. Unless you’re the Beckhams, you don’t want to be spending tons of money on something you’re not 100% certain you’ll take to. We’ve chosen resorts that will not only give you the best start to your skiing or snowboarding love affair, they won’t break the bank either.