For those looking for the ideal winter holiday, consider hitting the slopes. Whether you’re a skier or snowboarder, you’re bound to find something you’ll enjoy, in one of the fantastic European skiing resorts. Although skiing used to be the reserve of the rich and famous, you can now find some affordable package holidays to most of the big skiing resorts around Europe, particularly in France and Switzerland. This is a holiday that people of all ages can enjoy.
Tignes is one of the most popular resorts in France and it’s not hard to see why. It’s suitable for most different standards of skiing. This is one of the highest resorts in the Alps, so there is guaranteed skiing virtually all year round. There are also plenty of off piste and black slopes for the more experienced skiers. Aside from the skiing, there are so many activities around the resort including a modern sports centre, cinema, bowling alley and skating rink. This is the ideal place to come for beginners, with many different nursery slopes and plenty of skiing schools where you can learn the basics. If you’re a first or second time skier, head to one of the huge long sweeping runs up on the Grand Motte glacier, which is perfect for the beginner’s first week of skiing in Tignes.
For those looking for a bit of glamour, consider booking a skiing trip to St Moritz in Switzerland. This is the chosen ski resort of the rich and famous. There are some of the most glamourous resorts around here, but is surprisingly affordable, with some very cheap flights going to Zurich or Geneva throughout the year. St Moritz is one of the best places for cross country skiing terrain but it also has some smooth blue slopes. For those that want to enjoy other winter sports pursuits aside from skiing, you can enjoy some excellent mountain walking trails. It’s best to go with one of the group walks so that you can find the best sights and views from the mountain.
Val D’Isere is one of the most glamourous areas in the Alps. Although it is a small area, as it is close the bigger resorts, it is well equipped for the masses of skiers and snowboarders that hit the slopes in the winter. Much of the terrain around here is ideal for those that just want to cruise along, but there are also plenty of opportunities for snowboarders and powder skiers to show off. This is a young and lively resort, with dozens of bars and clubs to enjoy some apres ski. You’ll also find plenty of cafes around the slopes to recover after a night on the tiles. It’s worth booking package holidays here for the nightlife alone.