When to go
The ski season
The main skiing season runs from the end of November through to Easter, with conditions varying wildly depending on the time of year. As a general rule, the earlier you go, the better the snow. However, this may mean braving some pretty cold weather. There will be less snow the closer you are to Easter, but the sun is more likely to be shining.
When is the cheapest time to go?
Skiing during the New Year tends to be the most expensive, as well as during any school holidays. If you can be flexible, avoid the last two weeks in February as that is when European half-term holidays fall and resorts become extra busy. Therefore, all things considered, January is a perfect time to go skiing. It is comparatively cheap and quiet, with many people still recovering from overspending during Christmas. Late on in the season is probably the cheapest time to go skiing, but you always risk poor skiing conditions at this time. If you choose to go late in the season, it is recommended that you select a resort that is located at a high altitude – anything above 1500m is advised.
Beginners Guide to Skiing
Welcome to our Beginner's Ski Guide. Since you're here, it's probably safe to bet that you're thinking of braving the slopes for the first time.
Learning to Ski
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Why go skiing?
The first thing many people may ask is 'Why go skiing?'
What to take Skiing
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The ski experience does not begin and end on the slopes. Indeed, for most skiers, it extends far beyond that.
Best beginner's ski resorts
Skiing is great fun regardless of whether you are an expert or a beginner.
To help you sound like a true ski professional we have prepared this handy guide to pronouncing the more difficult ski resort names.