Best countries for a skiing holiday
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Last year my January New Year’s resolution was to learn how to ski. Well, I’ve ended up having one lesson so far so I need to get back on the skiing hype. The main reason that I want to learn to ski is so that I can go on holiday – explore somewhere new, spend lots of time outside, oh and the apres-ski of course.
So, of course, I’ve been researching destinations for my future skiing holidays and here are my top picks so far…
France has one of the largest connected ski areas in the world which means you can take in several of the top resorts in one day if you’re an experienced skier. Skiing holidays in France have something for everyone with Isère in the south of the Alps with easy and intermediate slopes, Meribel with its rich and famous clientele and La Plagne which is really family friendly.
Also – the cheese! When I think of a ski lodge holiday, I think of a cheese fondue and where better to indulge in one than the home of fromage?!
Austria is full of lively ski and snowboarding resorts, making it a great place for getting your friends and family together. There are resorts for all abilities including St Anton which is known as one of the world’s most challenging areas for skiing but also has nursery slopes and easy runs. St Anton also has a world renowned apres scene!
Skiing can be super expensive, so if you’re looking for a more budget option, Bulgaria could be the one for you. There are three main resorts here and a few smaller, less developed ones. Borovets is the country’s oldest ski resort and it’s just a 90 minute drive away from Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia so you could even combine skiing and a city break in one trip.
But you don’t even need your passport to go on a ski holiday! Did you know that our very own Scotland has five ski resorts? Perfect for both skiing and snowboarding, these resorts are great for beginners and seasoned skiers and can be easily accessed from the country’s cities.
Canada is normally top of any skier or snowboarder’s bucket list thanks to its deep powder and wide, tree-lined runs. Some of Canada’s ski resorts are even based in national parks so you can spend your holiday taking in some amazing scenery and trying to spot some wildlife. Canada is also known for its high quality hotels, so a ski holiday here is synonymous with luxury.
So there we have it – my top skiing destinations. Let me know if there are any you would recommend that I’ve missed off!