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

  • 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.

What should I pack?


Ski holidays for beginners can be a shock. It's cold; very cold. Make sure you pack the items in the list below:

  • Waterproof jacket and 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 with high SPF; you can get sunburnt at -10°c
  • Cash - ATMs can be difficult to locate
  • a warm hat

Alpe d'Huez

La Plagne



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With hundreds of packages to choose from, ski holidays for beginners aren't hide to find with Sunweb.