Beginner Ski Holidays Beginner Ski Holidays


Skiing is a wonderful hobby, but everyone has to start somewhere. We realise that booking a ski holiday can seem a little overwhelming if you've never been before, but as we at Skiworld are "made in the mountains", we know exactly what it takes to get you off to a flying start, and not a giant tumble. It's not just pistes that can be beginner friendly, we can advise you on and help you to choose the resort, accommodation and extras that best suit you, so you can make the most of your holiday and be tackling those reds and blacks before you know it.

NEW for 2015/16! beginner weeks

Specially selected best places to stay in our fantastic chalet programme. Learn to ski or find your ski legs again. We believe that a chalet holiday is the best holiday for learning to ski as you can meet like-minded skiers, have your breakfast, afternoon tea and 3 or 4 course evening meal cooked for you so you can save your energy for the slopes! All of our properties have been chosen because...


- They are in the best resorts to learn to ski with great green and blue slopes perfect for progressing your technique.
- The chalets are very close to the ski school meeting points or have a ski school pick up and drop off service
- Fantastic value for money.
- The chalets have a large selection of room types and plenty of space to take your friends and family as well even if they are not new to skiing or boarding.
- We have negotiated special rates on ski packs in these resorts for a range of dates including the best equipment for learning to ski or board
- Our ski schools have been selected due to their excellent service and instruction for new skiers and boarders – They are beginner experts!

As well as our excellent chalet package (flights, transfers and 7 nights in a catered chalet with breakfast, afternoon tea, 3 or 4 course evening meal [6 out of the 7 nights] and of course unlimited wine!), a Beginner Ski Pack consisting of multiple-day lessons, 6 day lift pass and 6 days skis/snowbaord and boots hire is available as an add on. Just call our helpful sales team on 08444 930 430 for prices.

When and Where?

We have chosen weeks when the slopes are less crowded and there are less lift queues, making it a better time to ski or board:


The catered chalets we're featuring in our Beginner Weeks are:

Chalets Chanterelle & Girolle in La Plagne - FROM £579

Chalet Belette & Bizet in La Rosiere - FROM £649

Chalet Natalia I in Meribel - FROM £689

Chalet Natalia II in Meribel - FROM £689

All prices are per person. Departures for French resorts are Saturday, Austria is Sunday

Interested? GIVE US A CALL ON 08444 930 430 TO ENQUIRE OR BOOK!


what to expect...

There are a lot of options to decide on when taking a ski holiday - where to go, where to stay, what type of accommodation to stay in, where to rent skis from, where are the best places for après-ski, what is après ski?! But our friendly sales team are here to help. We are all passionate skiers and boarders at Skiworld, who love talking about anything snow, so don't be afraid to ask questions!

If this is your first ski holiday, the easiest way to get started is by booking one of our packages, which include regional flights (or Eurostar to some French resorts), transfers and accommodation. We offer both self-catered ski apartments and catered ski chalets in some of the world's top snow-sure resorts and we can also organise lift passes, ski hire, ski school and learn2ski or board packs, so you can rest assured that everything will be ready for you before you arrive in resort.

Our favourite resorts for first timers:

La Plagne - offers some lovely cruisy blues to perfect yours moves on and ski-in/ski-out accommodation in Belle-Plagne, so you don't have too far to go to the nursery slopes or the ski school meeting point.

La Rosiere - offers easy access to the slopes and two great nursery ski areas for first-timers on a beginners ski holiday. The ESF ski school here is also particularly good for disabled skiers.

Alpe d'Huez - offers easy-to-reach nursery slopes and some outstanding green and blue runs to play on. This ski resort also holds the record for the highest number of sunny days per season so there is less chance of having to contend with adverse weather and white outs.

With our help, all you'll have to worry about is mastering those turns and getting down the hill!


For your convenience you can now book lift passes, ski hire and lessons on our website. Add them at the time of booking your holiday or at a later date via MySkiworld.

Take the hassle out of booking group lessons and let us do it for you. We work with only the best ski schools, tried and tested for their service, convenience and most of all their patience! We can pre-book group lessons on all dates so you get the choice you want - don't leave it to chance when you get there.

Call our knowledgeable reservations team to book your ski extras, or book online!

Learn to ski, Beginner ski holidays

Learn2ski or board packs

Here at Skiworld we have specially designed Learn2Ski & Board packs to help new skiers/boarders, and complete beginners, learn to love skiing as much as we do! You’ll start by putting on your skis (or board!) and boots and by the end of the week you will be skiing down green and blue pistes with simple linked turns and capable of controlling your speed and stopping safely. Our ski schools are selected due to their high service levels and all of our learn2ski packs include ski/board and boot hire of silver level. Depending on the advice of your ski school you may also need a local area lift pass and your instructor will be happy to advise you on which pass to buy after your first days skiing.

top tips for beginner skiers/boarders

  • Protect your skin from the cold, the wind and the sun
  • Use sunglasses or goggles to protect your eyes
  • Stay warm by layering clothes - You can take them off if you get too hot
  • Make sure that you have adequate travel insurance
  • Try and borrow some ski clothes rather than buying at first (It is highly unlikely that you will not enjoy the experience but just in case... it can be expensive to kit yourself out)
  • Eat a big breakfast
  • Get fit and try a session on an indoor or dry ski slope before you go
  • Take a rucksack during the day so you can carry water, snacks, extra layers and your valuables
  • Rent a helmet – Would you ride a bike without one?
  • Start saving…for your next ski trip!
  • Enjoy yourself!


We have selected a number of our properties as 'Beginner Friendly' because they offer the easiest, most convenient access to the ski school meeting point. Order our brochure and look out for the Beginner Friendly icon on each of our property pages or simply filter your online search by "Beginner Friendly" to see all the options available.