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Ski Around France No Matter Your Skill Level
Whether you are a skier with years of experience behind you or a novice who is a little apprehensive about your first time on the slopes, you will be sure of a fantastic time when you book a ski France deal with The Chalet Experience. There are some big changes happening at The Chalet Experience which we believe will make your ski in France package and chalet holidays more enjoyable than ever. All you have to do is look at the fantastic range of ski France getaways available, make your booking and then relax and leave everything to us.
When you are booking chalet holidays it doesn't matter if you're looking for chalets where you can cook for yourself and enjoy your independence when it comes to meal times, or catered chalets where you will receive first class service during your stay, you are sure to find chalets to suit you right here.
If this is the first time you have planned a ski France break and have little idea about chalets and skiing itself, there's a good chance you will have been putting in some practice on the dry slopes in preparation for your ski France vacation. This is always a wise move as it means you will have some idea of what to expect when you are doing it for real. Having said that, if you haven't had a chance to do this - perhaps there isn't a dry slope near you, or you simply haven't had the time - don't worry, because you will be able to receive first class tuition from the experience instructors at the resort. Once you have arrived and stored you luggage in the chalets, it's time to get out there and let the fun begin!
Your first ski France break - choose the right ski chalets to suit you
So if this is your first venture into the world of ski chalets, what will you need to do to be ready for the slopes? To begin with, the ideal beginner's ski resort will have good nursery slopes. But even before you get to them, start on the flat and allow yourself time to get used to wearing skis. Don't worry that you will be missing out on the fun, because it's well worth investing a couple of days doing this and before you know it you will be making your first descent.
If you are planning on going alone, doing a solo or singles ski holiday, then you can checkout pistepals who offer skiing holidays for singles.
Don't forget that ski France vacations are about more than hurtling down the slopes. There may be days when you fancy staying in the chalets and relaxing, whether they are catered chalets or ski chalets where you do your own thing. There is nothing more calming than sitting outside the chalets and just watching the world go by while you enjoy a coffee and take in the fantastic panorama. With this in mind, it's a good idea to choose a resort which has other activities available to keep you busy if you decide to leave the chalets and explore the surroundings.
A major factor to bear in mind as a beginner and someone who's unfamiliar with skiing is your equipment. It's usually better to hire the majority of your equipment, and it's a good idea to get your gear before you leave the UK for the ski chalets. It's important that you tell the hire shop what experience you have so that they can advise you on what you'll need.
Some more advice for your chalet holidays
You also want to make sure you have the right clothing. Although you will be snug and warm while you are inside the ski chalets, don't forget that you will be staying at an altitude of around 8000 feet, so it will be cold when you leave the comfort of the ski chalets. Dress in layers with clothing designed specifically for winter sports - these will keep you dry and warm at the same time as transporting moisture away from your body. You'll also need good quality gloves, a warm hat and scarf, and perhaps a helmet.
Sunglasses are essential if you want to avoid snow blindness on sunny days and to help you see where you're going when the snow is falling. Apart from the practical nature, they also help to make you look cool, which is always a good thing. If you have any questions about ski chalets - whether they are catered chalets or chalets where you are left to your own devices, or any other questions about ski in France vacations in general, get in touch and we'll be happy to guide you.