Skiing is a wonderful hobby and everyone who enjoys it needs to start with their first ski trip! We realise that booking your first ski holiday can be daunting, but at Skiworld, we know exactly what it takes to get you off to a flying start (and not a giant tumble!) We can advise you on the right resort, accommodation and all the extras to suit you - so you can make the most of your holiday and skiing like a pro before you know it!
For beginner tips to get you on your way, read our blog post on How to Ski
An excellent choice both for families and beginners, La Rosiere ski resort in France is made up of two villages, the original La Rosiere Centre and Les Eucherts, linked by a lovely level walking path through the trees, the free bus service or the pistes. South facing, the resort enjoys excellent sunny weather even in winter and is a firm favourite with beginner skiers due to the high quantity of green and blue runs and excellent interlinking lift systems.
- Protect your skin from the cold, the wind and the sun
- Use sunglasses or goggles to protect your eyes
- Stay warm by using layers of clothes - You can take them off if you get too hot
- Make sure that you have adequate travel insurance
- Try and borrow ski clothes rather than buying at first (It is highly unlikely that you will not enjoy the experience but just in case!)
- Eat a big breakfast
- Get fit and try a session on an indoor or dry ski slope before you go
- Take a rucksack so you can carry water, snacks, extra layers and your valuables
- Wear a helmet – Would you ride a bike without one?
- Start saving…for your next ski trip!
- Enjoy yourself!
* Regional Flights – Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol flights can be added to your booking. These will be subject to flight supplements and availability at time of booking.
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 or use the search below.
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!
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!
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.
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.