When winter is approaching, there seem to be two main types of holidays on offer – head for the beach in a sunny part of the world, or embrace the winter and head for the snow.
Skiing holidays are rising in popularity and are perfect for trying something new. There are places all over the world where you can take to the slopes. Here are some reasons why you should consider a skiing holiday this year.
Last year I head for the snow, after a lapse of 30 years. I took it gently at first, but I discovered it is much like riding a bicycle – your body remembers how to do it.
A skiing holiday is a lot of fun. You are out on the slopes learning a new skill which you will remember forever. Nothing beats skiing down some slopes, and the views of the area will be incredible. You can get lessons booked in so that you will learn all the basics while you are there.
There are Ski Resorts in the most Surprising Places
For a skiing holiday most people think Canada, Austria, Switzerland, but this article suggests 12 very different destinations including China, Dubai, South Korea, Lesotho and Morocco.
It’s ideal for all ages
Looking around a city might be great for a couple. But when you are going on holiday as a family, you need to have activities for everyone. A skiing holiday is great as you all can get involved in the activity and learn something new. They have smaller slopes for children, and they will have an unforgettable experience.
Try Cross Country Skiiing
You do not have to be a downhill daredevil, try cross country skiing – get off the beaten track and on to cross country bindings.
You don’t have to worry about the weather
Going on a holiday typically means you have to worry about what the weather will be like. A beach holiday can be awful if there is rain. However, going on a skiing holiday gets rid of this worry as you will be in the cold weather whatever day it is! Just make sure you take everything you need in preparation for this.
You get to buy a new wardrobe
You will need to buy a new wardrobe full of suitable clothing for your skiing holiday. As we discuss here, the right clothes means all the difference between miserable or happy skiing. The more layers, the better in the cold weather.
Popular with celebs
Skiing holidays are very trendy with celebrities rushing to spend their holidays at a ski resort. Model Elle Macpherson and her ex Arpad Busson were spotted at a ski resort in Switzerland recently. And who can forget those beautiful photos of William and Kate and their brood enjoying a skiing break in the French Alps.
Get a lot for your money
A skiing holiday can offer great value for money as discussed in this article. You can get good deals all year round. You can either stay in a luxury resort, or there are even condos for rent next to ski resorts which are a reasonable rate.
Ideal for short breaks
It can be hard to find places to go for a short break. But a skiing holiday is perfect for a long weekend as you can still get plenty of time for skiing. There are plenty of locations for skiing which are not too far away on the plane.
A Skiing holiday is worth considering if you want something unique for your next holiday.