Ski holidays for beginners

If you're new to the slopes, don't worry - we've got you covered

When you're heading out to the slopes for the first time you're bound to be a little nervous but we've got you covered every step of the way. Below you will information on ski holidays for beginners - what to expect, what to take and a few extras you can book to make sure you have a stress-free ski holiday. 

Essential Extras

To help your first ski holiday go smoothly

  • Lift passes - passes that allow you on the lifts that take you to the top of the slopes are included with all of our ski holidays packages. Lifts are often occupied by staff members, so if it is your first time you won't be alone. 
  • Lessons - Ski holidays for beginners can be daunting. To help you along the way, you can add beginner lessons when booking your holiday. Ski lessons are provided by very experienced and patient ski and snowboard instructors who can speak English. 
  • Ski material - If you are on a beginners' ski holiday, you need to feel safe. Ski material is provided by Skiset, a very reliable ski shop with expert staff members who will help you find the correct equipment and fits. You can select to hire skis or boards with poles, boots and helmets during the booking process. 

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What should I pack?

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Ski holidays, for beginners, can be a shock to the system. It's cold, it's very very cold. Make sure you pack the items in the list below to ensure that you are well prepared for your first ski holiday:

  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Water proof trousers. 
  • Gloves.
  • Waterproof ski or snowboard socks.
  • Heavy sweaters.
  • Neck warmer.
  • Sunglasses and goggles.
  • Thermals.


And a few extra recommendations from the experienced skiers at Sunweb:

  • Small rucksack - carry water, snacks and layers you'll take off throughout the day.
  • Sun cream and lip balm with high SPF - you can still get sunburned at -10°c.
  • Passport photos - these are sometimes need for your lift pass.
  • Cash - ATMs can be difficult to locate.
  • Body cream and moisturiser.
  • Fleece ear warmer.
  • Warm hat.

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