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A beginner skier – Ski holiday: Find the ideal vacation rental for your first skis. Tips and advice to get started

Learning to ski is an unforgettable experience, but it is important to choose the right accommodation for a successful first ski vacation. Here are some tips for finding the perfect vacation rental for first-timers.

Choose a suitable ski resort.

The first step is to choose a resort suitable for beginners. There are many ski resorts in France that offer infrastructure and services suitable for beginner skiers. Here are some criteria to take into account:

The size of the ski area: a medium-sized ski area is easier to navigate for beginners.
The presence of a beginner area: many resorts offer a beginner area, also called a “snow area” or “snowpark”, dedicated to beginner skiers. These spaces are generally located near the ski lifts and offer flat or gently sloping terrain for learning the basics of skiing.
The presence of ski schools: ski schools offer group or individual lessons for beginners. It’s a great way to learn the basics of skiing in complete safety.

Good news, Val Thorens is a resort suitable for beginner skiers. There are many green slopes in the 3 Valleys ski area. The beginner areas offer many wide, gentle slopes and are easily accessible from the ski lifts.

Plan accommodation close to the slopes

To make your travel easier, it is best to choose accommodation located near the slopes. This will allow you to reach the ski lifts on foot or by ski.

Our two apartments which are located in the Le Silveralp residence are opposite the path which connects the boulevard des pistes with access to the latest generation chairlifts and other funitels. it is therefore very easy, in the morning or afternoon, to go skiing as a beginner, with family or friends.

The 3 Valleys ski area is the largest in the world. With more than 600 km of slopes, it offers endless possibilities for all levels, from beginner to expert. The slopes are divided into 7 different zones, with something for everyone: beginner, intermediate and expert slopes, black slopes (for advanced skiers), off-piste skiing, snow parks and half slopes

Opt for comfortable accommodation

After a day of skiing, you will need to rest in comfortable accommodation. Choose accommodation that offers all the comfort you need to relax and enjoy your vacation.

We have been experts in the Val Thorens destination since 1993. We know the expectations of our guests and we have adapted the complete renovation of our two apartments according to the criteria suggested by AirBnb or Booking, both of which are rental specialists. seasonal.

Here are some examples of accommodation suitable for beginners:

  • Apartments: Apartments are a good option for families or groups of friends. They generally offer a comfortable living space and an equipped kitchen.
  • Chalets: Chalets are a more luxurious option than apartments. They generally offer more space and comfort.
  • Hotels: Hotels are a convenient option for people who want to simplify their lives. They usually offer services such as catering and ski maintenance.

Some additional tips

Book your accommodation in advance: Ski holidays are very popular, so it is recommended to book your accommodation in advance, especially if you are traveling in high season.
Compare prices: there are many websites that allow you to compare accommodation prices. Do not hesitate to compare offers before booking.
Read reviews: Customer reviews can help you choose the best hosting for your needs.

My personal advice: locate the ad titles, copy and paste them into your favorite search engine. You will be very surprised by the price differences from one site to another. To take this example, look at the results with Google Vacation Rental for the Silveralp 329 and the same for the Silveralp 330.

In a future newsletter (subscribe), I will tell you the different websites of tour operators specialized in Val Thorens and their price differences, for the same accommodation, the same vacation dates.

A beginner skier

By following these tips, you’re sure to find the perfect vacation rental for your first ski vacation.

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