We’re not even halfway through the year yet, but I need a break! I don’t know about you but these gloomy skies, the depressing state of the economy and the long hours I’m putting in at work are getting me down a bit and I’ve decided it definitely time I had a break.
Usually, my holidays take me to sunny destinations like Spain or Greece, so this year I decided to do something a bit different and go skiing. If you’re thinking along the same lines, then read on to discover some top resorts that’ll ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime.
Sauze d’Oulx is in Italy and is one of five resorts that make up the Milky Way. It’s a popular destination among Brits and many go back there time and time again. The great thing about this resort is that it offers the full package – as well as fantastic slopes the après-ski entertainment is great, meaning you get a fab all-round holiday.
The resort is best for intermediates, but skiers and snowboarders of all abilities will be more than happy here as there are some very challenging runs, as well as a village nursery slope.
Pas de la Casa
Pas de la Casa is the highest ski resort in the Pyrenees and, because of its altitude, it has a fantastic record for snowfall. Located right by the French border, this resort has a great range of shops, cafes and restaurants that won’t overcharge you, meaning you can afford to treat yourself to something tasty after a long day out on the slopes.
Snowboarders will love this resort and it’s got lots of well-linked lifts and a range of different terrain. There are also English-speaking ski school instructors to help out if you’re new to the activity.
Whistler is one of the world’s most famous ski resorts and it’s easy to see why it’s so popular. Situated in North America, it has a west coast feel to it and the amazing skiing is complemented by a wide range of shops, bars, clubs and restaurants, all of which are located around stylish walkways and plazas.
Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities will be in paradise at this resort as it really does offer something for everyone. There are lots of other activities on offer as well – Whistler won’t let you down!
If you’re looking for a traditional ski resort with picturesque surroundings and a nice atmosphere, Chamonix is the place for you. It is set at the foot of Mont Blanc – which is Europe’s highest mountain – and offers a great atmosphere with a good selection of bars and restaurants, as well as fantastic skiing. Advanced skiers in particular will love this resort as it’s considered to be one of the best places for off-piste skiing in Europe.
You can also enjoy plenty of activities in the pretty local towns for a great all-round holiday that will have you returning time and time again.
Where will your skiing holiday take you this year?
This guest blog was contributed by travel writer Jane Foulds, who knows all too well the importance of insuring that you are properly insured for your skiing expedition and that your trainers have fitness trainer insurance.