Your very first ski trip can be daunting and exciting in equal measure. Even if you’ve been hitting the slopes at your local indoor centre, there’s nothing quite like the real thing. With that in mind, you’ll want to choose a resort that’s going to cater to your needs. A few nice and easy training slopes, instructors if you need them, and perhaps a more challenging beginner slope. And of course, a skiing holiday is about more than just skiing, right? You need great spots to stay and eat, and there’s the après ski scene to think about too. The team at Good Trip Clothing have put their heads together and come up with the following beginner ski resorts - all in France - which are ideal for those new to the sport.
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Meribel boasts a fairly large ski area, right in the middle of the biggest ski area in the world, the 3 Valleys. One of the things that ensures people keep coming back to Meribel is its quaint chalets amongst woodland, situated around 1600m-1700m. It really is beautiful. The Altiport area is ideal for beginners, and is where some of the high-quality schools give tuition. It boasts good quality snow, is partially tree-lined, and isn’t too busy with other skiers. There’s also a solid nightlife scene in Meribel, as well as plentiful shopping for Meribel ski clothing and first rate eateries, which is ideal for beginners that perhaps won’t be on the slopes all day.
One the same ‘Three Valleys’ range as Meribel is Courchevel. With 23 Green slopes (rated for learners), there’s plenty of different scenery for you to enjoy, even if you’re completely new to skiing. With lots of shops where you can buy the best ski clothing, indoor pools, a skating rink and more, Courchevel also boasts a huge number of additional activities for beginners who are looking for the full ski resort experience.
With more than 2.5 million visitors every season, La Plagne is the most popular ski resort on the planet. But thanks to its sprawling size and multiple villages, it’s not the dense, overly-busy resort that you might expect. Belle Plagne, Plagne Bellecote, or Plagne Centre are the best villages for beginner slopes, with easy transport between sites and slopes. Those that are really stuck in deciding which resort to visit can’t really go wrong with La Plagne - it’s a destination to remember.
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A planned ski resort established in the ‘60s, Avoriaz has a wonderful respect and harmony with its surroundings. Heated by electricity rather than burning fuel, and with building design that blends delightfully with the atmosphere of the slopes, it’s a delightful place to learn to ski. The Village des Enfants is a real winner if you’re travelling with children. As the name suggests, it’s a school designed for kids aged three and up, with loads of additional activities.
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