With a new decade upon us, it’s time to change up Britain’s image of what makes the ‘perfect’ holiday. How many times can you have cocktails on the beach before it gets boring and predictable? There’s a new kind of fun in the sun, with some snow thrown in and a whole lot of adventure. It’s the ski holiday with magical mountain views, spectacular snowy slopes and an energetic après atmosphere that’s sure to be a winner for all. First-timers shouldn’t be afraid to step out of their holiday comfort zone and put a ski holiday on their bucket list. And if you need some convincing, here are the top reasons why you should try a ski holiday for the first time.
1. A FULL BODY WORKOUT THAT’S ACTUALLY FUN!
Full body workout and fun aren’t often put in the same sentence but you’ll understand why these terms have been married together if you go on a skiing trip. Skiing is one of those miraculous workouts you don’t even realise you’re doing because you’re enjoying yourself THAT much. (There are not many exercises that can claim that!).
Skiing burns off those pesky calories but also tones up your legs in the process. It’s no surprise that skiers are in good shape and spirits because a week, or weekend, of flying down the slopes makes you look and feel incredible without spending every moment stuck in the gym. Instead, your gym is a breathtakingly beautiful mountainside.
2. BREATH-TAKING VIEWS UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE YOU’VE EVER SEEN.
The sight-seeing you do on your typical, sun retreat holiday can often feel like you’ve been there, done that. However, standing on the mountainside looking over the blanket of snow can make you feel on top of the world (and that’s because you are!). You speed down those slopes, zipping past trees toward a scattering of chalets, taking in the spectacular, snowy landscape at super speed. There are not many holidays that allow you to take in the views in such an alternative, adrenaline-pumping way.
3. SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SNAPS & TALES
How much can you say about a beach holiday without causing your friends, family or co-workers to slip into boredom? We all know what it’s like to lie on a towel and soak in the sun or sea (yawn). Ski trips, on the other hand, offer you incredible holiday snaps to show off and get all the likes. What’s more, you have a multitude of stories to share, from learning to ski and the feeling of tackling your first slope to the unparalleled socialising experience and the host of new friends and characters you met. Everyone will want to hear about your first ski holiday.
4. A REASON TO SHOP
If you’re the sort of person that needs a good excuse to add a few pieces to your wardrobe, a ski trip will give you the perfect reason. Think of all the hats, scarves, gloves, coats, trousers and boots, plus there’s a ski fashion to suit every type of taste. Just remember that lots of these accessories can be saved for the brisk autumn and winter seasons us Brits experience throughout most of the year.
However, if you’re not keen on spending mountains of money on everything you need, many ski resorts offer hireable clothing and equipment so you don’t have to worry about that at all. No other holiday offers this extra service.
5. A FUN FAVOURITE FOR ALL
The great thing about ski trips is that they can suit any group of holidaymakers. Want to make a stag or hen do memorable with lively après? A magical Christmas that captures the family’s imagination? A romantic getaway, perfect for proposals, anniversaries or birthdays? Skiing holidays are completely customisable to everyone in the group with amenities and attractions that cater to all.
6. IT’S CHEAPER THAN YOU THINK
Ski holidays are cheaper than you think. Luxury ski breaks, of course, come with a luxury price tag and there’s a time and place for those, but THERE ARE ski holidays that tick the budget box. It’s good to know that cheap ski breaks are available, especially the ski holidays in France, which allows you to try out the ski trip for the first time for an attractive price.
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