During the summer months, Arinsal attracts bikers and hikers who visit to enjoy the spectacular mountain vistas but when winter arrives, the area is transformed into a busy skiing and snowboarding resort. If you’re a first-time skier, Arinsal has gentle nursery slopes which are perfect for beginners.
Lift passes for Arinsal start at just €36.00 per day for adults and €29.00 per day for children. Alternatively, as Arinsal is part of the Vallnord ski area, you can buy a full area pass that covers three resorts. Prices for these start at just €76.00 for two days for adults and €59.00 for two days for children.
Located right in the middle of the Alps and dotted with some of the world’s most iconic mountains, Switzerland is a paradise for skiers. Nendaz Ski Resort caters to skiers and boarders of all ages and also offers easy access to the 4 Valleys ski area at friendly prices.
Nendaz is a family friendly holiday resort with nursery slopes, a moving carpet for beginners and walkers to help them find their feet, and a freestyle park to practice your moves as well as swimming pools and treasure hunts – this is an ideal resort for skiers of all ages.
France has a whole host of high-altitude resorts. With 8000km of pistes spread over 300 resorts and some of the best and biggest names in world skiing. However, quite often, with big names come big price tags. That isn’t the case with Avoriaz. Ideally located in the middle of the Portes du Soleil ski area, Avoriaz offers access to high-altitude skiing among some of the most stunning vistas in the Alps.
With 38km of cross country ski trails spread over eight loops, there is plenty of room for you to spread your skis.
Soll has long been a popular skiing destination for British beginners and intermediates attracting skiers of all ages looking for different types of fun. The village of Soll might be small, and there may be a trek to the slopes, but a break in Soll is worth it. Soll is a pleasant, friendly village with chalet-style buildings.
As Soll is part of the SkiWelt, Austria’s largest linked ski and snowboard area, there are plenty of opportunities to get out on the slopes. While the slopes of Soll can get a little crowded, it is cheap – even by Austrian standards!