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Planning your first skiing holiday? Not sure which ski resort to head to? We’ve got you covered.
Going on you first ski trip can be confusing, especially with so many great options to choose from!
The French Alps are a clever starter destination for new skiers, being home to some of the best ski areas in Europe and plenty easier slopes to have a go at.
We’ve gathered some of the best French ski resorts for beginners to narrow down your search.
Skiing for Beginners – Go Big in Courchevel
If you want to start your skiing journey off with a bang, Courchevel is a stylish choice. With plenty of less intimidating blue and green slopes to choose from, beginners are spoilt for choice in this ski resort.
There are no less than four beginner zones in the Courchevel area, complete with ski lifts especially designed for newbies.
Excellent private and group lessons are also available and can even be arranged by your chalet accommodation.
Not only is Courchevel good for ski, it’s also the place to see and be seen. Attracting celebrities and swanky clientele, you’ll really get a taste for the high life here. If you’re in it for the après ski and night life, you won’t be disappointed, and there are plenty of hot restaurants to try the best of local and world cuisines.
Skiing for Beginners – Learn to Ski in Alpe d’Huez
The great thing about the Alpe d’Huez ski resort’s skiing for beginners, is the staggering number of beginner-friendly slopes to explore. With 39 easy runs and excellent ski schools, your skiing game will be off to a good start here.
Most beginners usually start at the Les Bergers nursery area with its low speed restriction before moving on when their confidence improves.
Reliable snow cover, easy travel access and fun activities on offer away from the slopes positions Alpe d’huez as a popular skiing destination for beginners and experts alike.
Ski in Picturesque Meribel
One of the most beautiful offerings in the French Alps, Meribel offers stunning alpine scenery, luxurious ski chalets and great ski for first time visitors.
The Three Valleys skiing area is one of the best places to ski in the alps, and the wealth of choice on offer means there’s plenty of gentler options to enjoy. Relax as you ski the green forest slope, perfect for beginners due to its flat angle. Once you’ve got the basics covered, there are slightly more challenging beginner slopes to tackle!
Off the slopes, there’s plenty to keep you entertained in Meribel. From top-notch restaurants to a lively après ski scene, there’s plenty to keep you entertained.
Master the Slopes in Morzine
Morzine is a great option if you’re looking for a balance between looks and convenience.
Morzine is a sensible choice. It has excellent nursery slopes with an easy ‘magic carpet’ lift to transport nervous first-timers up the mountain in comfort. Wide, tree-lined blue slopes, good schools for youngsters and lovely alpine views don’t hurt either.
This resort in the Porte du Soleil ski area is popular among families. Why? Because of the adventure activities on offer such as discovery tours and tobogganing. However, if you just want to relax at the end of the day, there is a healthy après ski scene too!
Begin Your First Holiday the Right Way
To make the most of your first skiing holiday, it’s worth choosing the best accommodation to make the experience truly unforgettable.
A luxury ski chalet experience provides full catering, coming equipped with friendly staff to help you with your questions.
Alpine Infusion offer a range of luxury chalets in Meribel and Courchevel. This is guaranteed to make your first skiing experience something special. Browse luxury chalets in Meribel to start your skiing adventure today!