For many the winter can only mean one thing… a ski holiday abroad! Others…might have never even thought about it before. But it’s a great alternative to your typical winter sun holiday. Swap the beach for snow as you head out down the slopes. Admire the mountainous terrain and bright white views as you spend a few days from atop. If you’re still uncertain about hitting the slopes instead of the beach, find out our top five reasons you should go on a ski holiday this winter.
Learn a new skill
If you’re a beginner, you might be interested in trying out skiing for the first time. Why not? You might end up falling in love with the sport and want a ski holiday every year! Whether you’re a complete newbie or on the intermediate borderline, it’s always fun to try something new and watch yourself progress and get better. With loads of experienced instructors at ski resorts, there’s plenty of opportunity to learn. Whether you’d rather one-on-one sessions or a group lesson, you can learn your way.
It captures the true essence of winter
Winter is all about enjoying the snow and a ski resort oozes that typical winter feel. Cosy up in warm jumpers and brightly coloured ski wear. Enjoy the warm, fuzzy feeling from a burning fire in a traditional chalet. Indulge in cups of smooth, velvety hot chocolate as you admire the surrounding views of snowy topped mountains. A ski holiday gives you plenty of time to enjoy the winter. Rather than hiding away and avoiding the outside during the colder months, skiing gets you outdoors and allows you to embrace this beautiful season. The list is endless as to why ski resorts are the perfect winter getaway…
A ski holiday doesn’t mean you miss out on lively nightlife! In fact, ski resorts are known to put on the party of a lifetime, known as après-ski. What can you expect? All the latest hits blaring whilst everybody lets their hair down and dances the night away. With a beer in hand, it’s a totally normal sight to see fellow skiers standing on tables and showing off their best dance moves. Apres-ski adds a whole other element to ski holidays which will surely appeal to beginners and experts alike. If you’re not the partying type, not to worry! There are many other fun activities that happen during apres-ski like quiz nights and live music performances.
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Explore new landscapes
Beach holidays are often very popular and it’s easy to see why! Who wouldn’t love to lounge around on soft, golden sands and enjoy the deep blue waters of the ocean? But a ski holiday gives you the chance to be in a different environment, discover diverse views and landscapes, all whilst having a go at new activities like skiing and snowboarding. With a number of resorts like Borovets and Bansko in Bulgaria being popular and affordable options, there’s no reason you can’t swap the sand for the snow this winter!
Meet new people
Ski resorts are a great place to meet others who are also learning a new skill or have the same interests as yourself. As a result, it’s a great way to make new friends. Who knows? You might find even more people who can join you for your next ski trip abroad.