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Consider Skiing For Holiday

Now is the time to secure cheap holiday deals for 2015. Whether you ski or not, ski resorts offer an amazing escape from reality that’s perfect for the athlete or those who want to enjoy luxurious accommodations with a snowy, romantic atmosphere.

Powdery and challenging slopes wait at the world’s top skiing destinations, and holidays that will take travellers there come in a variety of budgets. They can secure anything from a quaint chalet to a grand resort and all for amazing prices. Without breaking a budget, savvy holiday seekers can book just what they desire this time of year.

There are many choice destinations. Amongst them are the Swiss Alps in France, Bulgaria, Greece, Scandinavia and Scotland are the most popular in Europe. In North America Canada and the U.S. both have plenty of popular ski resorts. Austria and New Zealand are also prime choices for skiing holidays. Once the travelling group has narrowed it down to a destination they can book it as a cheap holiday deal and be on their way.

Top Skiing Destinations in Europe

France – Believe it or not, cheap holiday deals can be found in France.Courcheval is amongst the world’s largest ski resorts, and is lift-linked. It is four resort villages and they offer all the amenities including restaurants, shopping, bars and nightlife along with perfect snow. Chamonix offers not only pristine snow for skiing, but also a variety of attractions to include ice climbing, wild animal parks, hiking and of course top notch eateries and spas.

Switzerland – Verbier, Zermatt, Grindelwald and St. Moritz

Austria – St Anton village and ski resort is not to be missed in Austria. Many would not even imagine that cheap holiday deals are offered here. With its quaint village and everything within walking distance it’s the perfect choice for anyone. It is home to the ferris wheel Galzig gondola, a new lift link. The Tyrolean resort of Obergurgl is another gem of the Alps offering plenty of extracurricular activities and top notch restaurants.

Scandinavia – One can also skip the Alps and travel to Scandinavia for a ski holiday. It easily compares and is a fraction of the cost for those looking for cheap holiday deals. Ramundberget is just one resort that is sought-after in the Swedish ski area of Funasfjallen. It is a laid back atmosphere in comparison to those destinations aforementioned.

Top Skiing Destinations in the U.S. and Canada

If one is up to venturing to the U.S. or Canada for a ski holiday, they won’t be disappointed. There are plenty of cheap holiday deals to be had in these countries. Amongst the top destinations for skiing in Canada is Whistler Blackcomb in British Colombia. It offers over 200 marked runs, 16 bowls and three glaciers. There’s also many trendy shops and places to eat.

In the U.S. no one can deny that Lake Tahoe is a must. There are nine world-class resorts and over 22,000 acres of land to ski on. Dining, gambling and other winter activities are also a hit there and visitors rave over just how much there is to do in this picturesque location. There are plenty of spots in the U.S. that are prime for skiing and a knowledgeable agent can help one decide.

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So as anyone can see, there are plenty of options worldwide for cheap holiday deals to a skiing resort. Though one wouldn’t think it, there is plenty to do for everyone in the travel party. Spend the days out and nights snuggled in front of a fireplace with a cup of cocoa or a drink watching the snow fall outside. There’s not much of a greater escape than that.

Ski Resorts While On Budget

Arinsal, Andorra

During the summer months, Arinsal attracts bikers and hikers who visit to enjoy the spectacular mountain vistas but when winter arrives, the area is transformed into a busy skiing and snowboarding resort. If you’re a first-time skier, Arinsal has gentle nursery slopes which are perfect for beginners.

Lift passes for Arinsal start at just €36.00 per day for adults and €29.00 per day for children. Alternatively, as Arinsal is part of the Vallnord ski area, you can buy a full area pass that covers three resorts. Prices for these start at just €76.00 for two days for adults and €59.00 for two days for children.

Nendaz, Switzerland

Located right in the middle of the Alps and dotted with some of the world’s most iconic mountains, Switzerland is a paradise for skiers. Nendaz Ski Resort caters to skiers and boarders of all ages and also offers easy access to the 4 Valleys ski area at friendly prices.

Nendaz is a family friendly holiday resort with nursery slopes, a moving carpet for beginners and walkers to help them find their feet, and a freestyle park to practice your moves as well as swimming pools and treasure hunts – this is an ideal resort for skiers of all ages.

Avoriaz, France

France has a whole host of high-altitude resorts. With 8000km of pistes spread over 300 resorts and some of the best and biggest names in world skiing. However, quite often, with big names come big price tags. That isn’t the case with Avoriaz. Ideally located in the middle of the Portes du Soleil ski area, Avoriaz offers access to high-altitude skiing among some of the most stunning vistas in the Alps.

With 38km of cross country ski trails spread over eight loops, there is plenty of room for you to spread your skis.

Soll, Austria

Soll has long been a popular skiing destination for British beginners and intermediates attracting skiers of all ages looking for different types of fun. The village of Soll might be small, and there may be a trek to the slopes, but a break in Soll is worth it. Soll is a pleasant, friendly village with chalet-style buildings.

As Soll is part of the SkiWelt, Austria’s largest linked ski and snowboard area, there are plenty of opportunities to get out on the slopes. While the slopes of Soll can get a little crowded, it is cheap – even by Austrian standards!