Enjoying a ski holiday for all abilities
Whether you’re an experienced skiier looking to get your friends and family into snowsports, teaching your children to ski, or a complete novice heading to the slopes for the first time, there’s still plenty of fun to be had in a mixed ability group with nobody getting bored. As with any other type of holiday, be sure to take into account everybody’s ability, stamina, and interests, and look on Iglu Ski to find something for everyone.
While the more advanced skiiers can head straight for the ski lift, beginners will need to head to the ski school for lessons. Fortunately, lots of resorts (for sure when skiing in the Austrian Alps) will have great ski schools to help beginners find their ski legs. Advanced members of the group could stay to help or go out on their own for a while, but once the newbies feel up to scratch everyone can get together and do some free skiing in the beginners slopes, so everybody can show off their skills together.
Take A Break
Sports holidays have the risk of exhausting everybody (no matter how much fun it is), so taking a break allows everybody to chill out and recover after a long day. Plan ahead for everybody to meet up for lunch and dinner to recover, grab some grub, and catch up on each others’ days. Not only will that sit down meal feel extra rewarding after a long day, but all ability levels of the group can share their experiences, telling funny stories and sharing tips for the next session.
Aprés-ski drinks can serve as a condolence for lots of falling over, or congratulate everybody on learning new tricks. I also recommend you to go to sauna as many hotels in ski areas are equipped with wellness, such as my last hotel Chopok in the Low Tatras, Slovakia.
Just because you’re on a ski holiday doesn’t mean you should neglect other aspects of the holiday! Halfway through everybody has a tendency to get a little tired, so take the day off and do something else. Either enjoy chilling out at the chalet with some spa treatments or a gentle swim, or go out sightseeing.
There’s more to ski resorts than just skiing, so take a sleigh ride tour, or hit the local markets for souvenirs and tasty treats. Of course, there’s always the option of having a good, old-fashioned snowball fight (well away from people skiing, of course!)
Going away as a group is one of the best ways to enjoy a ski holiday.