As the winter months are fast approaching many people are putting on their woolly jumpers and thick winter coats in preparation. Why don’t you escape this UK Winter and take a skiing holiday in Switzerland instead. There are many people who are already avid skiers and they travel annually each winter. Many have their favourite ski resorts in Switzerland such as Verbier or Zermatt. They usually have their ski trip booked already and are ready to go. But it’s not too late for you to organise your ski holiday. Firstly you need to research all your options. For first time skiers it stuff finding your perfect resort with everything you need. So where do you start?
It’s best to start with the country you would like to visit as many countries offer different skiing, hospitality and overall experience. In Europe the most popular skiing destinations are France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.
Switzerland is known for excellent skiing with a variety of resorts with different slopes for all capabilities. Switzerland is a great ski destination as it is central with a range of ski resorts as the Alps run through the country. Swiss ski resorts offer spectacular scenery and many of the resorts are built up around mountain villages and offer a traditional atmosphere.
There is a lot of skiing near Geneva, the second largest city in Switzerland. Geneva is a popular starting point for skiers to fly into as it is near to some of the best resorts in the Alps as well as being close to the border of France which gives access to many of its famous ski resorts. France and Switzerland have many linking ski resorts so there is a great deal of choice and facilities when skiing near Geneva. Some popular ski resorts close to Geneva are Portes Du Soleil, Chamonix Valley, Aravis and Grand Massif. Together they include 13 ski areas and towns all within an hour’s journey time from Geneva.
Skiing near Geneva is ideal for families as it offers short journey times and family friendly resorts. It is also good for all other types of skiers, ski resorts such as Portes Du Soleil are so big that there is something for everyone and a variety of slopes from beginners to the black trails only for confident experienced skiers. France and Switzerland are home to some of the scariest and challenging slopes in Europe, you may not feel capable just yet but you can watch others from the side-lines while you have a break from the day’s activities. Skiing holidays are a great way to spend your winter break, just a few days away from the UK Winter, is just what you need.