Skiing is a truly international sport. It obviously began in the regions that once winter arrived were generally covered in snow. Skis were a means of transport but the sporting potential of Alpine slopes meant that as a sport it developed quickly and its popularity spread.
An increase in leisure time allied to jet travel has made skiing a natural choice for people of all ages. The Alps is the favourite destination of the whole of Western Europe with four countries playing host. There are several famous resorts to choose from and excellent accommodation available in each.
If you want to get a luxury ski chalet you can look through the resorts on offer and get a good idea of the facilities and accommodation available.
This Swiss resort close to the Matterhorn has been a favourite resort for years. The views are spectacular and there are runs that suit every level of ability. It has a good history of ideal snow conditions.
You walk everywhere in Zermatt; at least there are no cars. There are free electric buses linking you to the slopes from your accommodation.
Val d’Isere is a French resort that equals anything in the world. North American resorts have excellent facilities but Val d’Isere has almost a hundred ski lifts taking tourists to almost 3,500 metres. Once again there are most testing conditions as well as beginner slopes; it is the complete luxury winter resort.
This town is famous for its skiing and its proximity to Mont Blanc, arguably the most famous mountain in the Alps. The valley is 16km long with several ski stations. In total there are over 150kms of supervised runs. The highest point is over 3,200m which should be tackled by only the most skilled of skiers.
It is a town that recognises that winter sports bring huge crowds and has bars and restaurants to meet the demand.
This French town has a fine reputation, with ski runs throughout three valleys. There are over 550 ski cannons to ensure that the runs are in excellent condition at all times. It is in fact four quite separate resorts with a free bus service between each.
It is popular with the fashionable and certainly one that you should consider when thinking of your destination for a ski holiday.
There is plenty of choice when it comes to selecting your next trip, but in each case there is the best quality accommodation that you could wish for. A specialist company can arrange everything once you make an enquiry. They will need to know your preferred dates and resort but you can give them alternatives before making a final decision.
They will arrange everything for you from that point on. Travel insurance is essential, and should cover the activity of skiing where there is a perceived risk even for the most adept of skiers. There is simply nothing that you cannot hand over in organisational terms. You simply have to enjoy the holiday.