Skiers learning to ski on one of our Skiing Holidays for Beginners

Beginners Ski Holidays

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Adults only

No children allowed on our holidays

Beginner Skiers

This is suitable for beginners

Improvers Skiers

Great for improvers looking to get better

Meet new people

Meet new people from all walks of life

Learn to ski with other like-minded solos. Join other beginners and improvers skiers on our beginners ski holidays.

Learn to ski on our beginners ski holidays.

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Learn to ski this winter on our beginners ski holiday

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If you're a first-time skier travelling alone or in a small group, you have come to the right place. Welcome to The Ski Gathering — beginners ski holidays. Specifically designed for people people who want to learn to ski. Our beginners ski holidays are the best way to ease into the world of skiing.

Everyone is welcome on our skiing holidays for beginners, you don't have to be a beginner. But we're encouraging first- and second-timers to come this week and meet other inexperienced skiers. As a beginner, it can be great to learn and ski with others of your own ability. You're all in the same boat, enjoying the same experiences and you can learn from each other.

First Time Skiing? Let us take care of everything!

We have decades of combined experience providing first-rate ski holidays for beginners. So we understand that a first ski trip can seem a little daunting, Well fear not! We're here to help. From ski lessons to ski hire, and from airport transfers to clothing advice, we'll take care of it all! At The Ski Gathering, you won't be on your own — you'll be sharing with other guests who are in the same boat as you.

Beginners skier on a short break

Beginner Short Break

Looking to give skiing a go but don't want to commit to a full week?? Look no further than our beginner short breaks. Ski lessons, equipment hire and lift pass, we're here to help!

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A typical day on our Beginners Ski Holidays

No single supplement. What does that mean?

The single-occupancy supplement is generally the biggest headache for individual skiers travelling alone. Usually, solos have to pay a premium for the empty bed, making ski holidays unaffordable for most singles and solo skiers. With The Ski Gathering, you'll be sharing a room so there is no single supplement. Sharing a triple or quad room, you pay slightly less than those sharing a twin.

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Woman and child sledging in Les Gets
Solo skier in the Orelle Valley
Saalbach Hinterglemm, beginners skiing

What's included or not included?

The prices shown are per person, except where it is explicitly stated otherwise. Due to the variety of holiday types we run, individual dates may have slight variations in what's included. To find exactly what's included in your holiday, please see the what's included section of your preferred date in the prices table. Please note: flights are not included in any of our holidays.

A comprehensive concierge service is included in the cost of your holiday, so please do let us know what you need and we will take care of it for you. We do not charge for this service.

Please note: On our beginners ski holidays in Les Gets it is mandatory to purchase the "Beginners Package" which includes a local area lift pass, your ski hire, and group ski lessons with ESF Ski School. This is payable in resort.

Useful information for Beginners

Handy Packing List

Getting Organised

  • Passport (check expiry)
  • Ski Insurance and EHIC
  • Tickets & Boarding Passes
  • Currency (Euros)
  • Sunblock and Lip Balm
  • Swim-wear (some chalets have hot tubs & saunas)
  • Phone Chargers & Travel Adaptors
  • Any Medication (e.g. travel sickness)

For the Mountain

  • Ski Jacket
  • Salopettes (ski trousers)
  • Ski Goggles
  • Waterproof Ski Gloves
  • Thermals & Mid-Layers
  • Balaclava and Woolly Hat
  • Thick Ski Socks
  • Ski Helmet (can be hired)

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Learn more quickly with a shared experience

Share with other beginners

The perfect ski holidays for beginners. Meet other first-timers and share the experience together. You can have private one-to-one ski lessons, or join group lessons and share the banter with the other beginners. After your lessons, join the others for a debriefing over lunch, or take time out for yourself.

Get tips and advice

We'll be here to answer your questions and organise everything for you. Not sure about ski lessons, ski hire, or lift pass? Don't worry, they are all part of your beginner package, and we'll take care of evrything for you! We have lots of experience and are here to help you through every step of the holiday. We're really friendly, just let us know if you have anyt question. Also, don't forget: the rest of the group are beginners too, and they will probably have just as many questions as you will.

Which Level Am I?

Beginners

If you have never skied, or you've skied once but are not yet able to do a snowplough on a gentle nursery slope, this is the group for you. Basically this is for absolute beginners. No experience necessary.

Improvers

This group is best for you if you have skied at least once before and know the basics. You can make changes in direction and control your speed to a stop using a snowplough on gentle slopes. You've started linking snowplough turns and have tried skiing on gentle blue runs.

Confused? We're here to Help

We know just about everything there is to know about ski holidays for beginners. Here are just a few things we can help you with...

Ski Lessons

Ski lessons are a must on your first ski holiday, and it's included in your package. We'll chat you through, then get everything booked for you. On your first morning, we'll show you where to meet your instructor.

Ski Hire

We'll explain what ski hire equipment you'll need, then arrange for fitting on your first morning, in the ski hire shop located on the ground floor of the building. For skiers, it's usually skis, poles and ski boots. Helmets are recommended for all and they can be hired, too.

Airport Transfers

For France, the main airport is Geneva — about an hour from Les Gets and Morzine. Let us know which flights you have booked and we will arrange an airport transfer to suit.

Ski Lift Pass

A lift pass gives you access to the chair lifts and cable cars which get you onto the mountain. As part of your package, we'll organise the local area lift pass which gives you access to 120kms of pistes, with 50+ lifts around Les Gets and Morzine. This will be delivered to the chalet when you arrive. One less thing to think about.

Packing List

Packing for a ski holiday can seem like a bit of a logistical operation. Use our handy packing list to make sure you don't forget anything. Don't forget your lip balm!

Anything Else...

All sound a bit confusing? We're here to help! Just get in touch any time and we will do our best to answer all your queries. When it comes to ski holidays for beginners, there are no stupid questions, so just fire away :)

Trudi AmyJanuary 2024
I would absolutely recommend Ski GatheringMy first solos holiday and my first time skiing on the Beginners week. Belinda went out of her way to make sure I could learn at my pace and found an instructor who understood how to get me moving on the slopes - without Belinda's support I would not have progressed at anything like the rate I did so a huge shout out for Belinda. The group in the chalet were all so supportive, and great fun. The food was great, and the team , particularly Emma, went out of their way to make sure we all had a great holiday. The hot tub and sauna were a bonus. I would absolutely recommend Ski Gathering - the arrangements from start to finish were immaculate and not a single hitch. Rooms: I booked a private room with private bathroom. It was very clean, with sufficient storage. There was some road noise in the early hours (snow ploughs I think clearing the roads) but closing the shutters helped keep the noise out and overall I found the room very comfortable and would be keen to book this again on a return visit. Walkability: The chalet is close to the bus stops which take you into the centre of Les Gets (complimentary bus service) and further afield if you want to explore more ( very reasonable charge). The centre of Les Gets (approx 15/20 mins) is an easy walk if you are feeling more energetic. There are slopes close by that are within walking distance. Food & drinks: The food was really good quality, and there was plenty of it. The cakes in the afternoon were amazing. Breakfast was varied and cooked to order for those who wanted something hot .
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Chris HJanuary 2023
An amazing holiday!An amazing holiday! I went on a solo beginners ski holiday with The Ski Gathering and it was a fantastic way to the start the year. Everything was extremely well organised, taking any stress out of having to find places to book lessons or hire equipment etc, meaning you could just enjoy the holiday. The accommodation was lovely and the food was delicious, it was better than any meal we had out in town! Belinda was a fantastic host ensuring everyone was happy and Freya and Immie were great chalet hosts and could not have done any more for us. I have already recommended to a few friends.
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Ellie Ellis-WebberJanuary 2023
I would 100% recommendI had an amazing time on the solo beginners Ski Gathering trip to Les Gets. Everything from the airport transfers, ski hire, lift pass etc. can all be organised by the team which was great to not have the usual booking admin. The service from the chalet hosts Freya and Immi was second to none, and everything they cooked up for us was delicious and beautifully presented! The group was also thoroughly looked after by Belinda who made us feel very welcome and looked after by frequently dropping in on us and giving us lots of great recommendations for restaurants/bars in the local area. I would 100% recommend to anyone looking to meet some friendly new people and to improve their skiing confidence in a beautiful resort!
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Who are our beginners and improvers ski holidays for?

Where will I be staying?

Situated opposite the Perrières ski lift in Les Gets, Les Suites de l'Alpe is an 18-person chalet. In total, there are ten bedrooms, with a lot of bed choices. With multiple social rooms and balconies, the chalet is perfect for socialising, but also for spreading out and getting a bit of space for yourself. Enjoy a coffee hub, a sports bar, and a reading lounge - Great atmosphere and good company when you want it, total freedom when you don't. With access to an awesome Wellness Suite!

Swimming Pool

The 6m x 3m swimming pool forms the cornerstone of the Wellness Suite. This is the perfect retreat for a rejuvenating experience after a day on the slopes.

Sauna

Experience true luxury with our sauna, where you can unwind and alleviate any muscle fatigue. Let the warmth envelop you as you prepare for another exciting day on the slopes.

Outdoor Hot Tub

Step onto the terrace of our Wellness Suite and discover the ultimate alpine oasis. Immerse yourself in the tranquil environment as you enjoy a relaxing soak in our outdoor hot tub, embracing the picturesque surroundings.


Dates & Prices 2023-2024

February 2024

Wed 21 Feb 2024
4 night short break
Fully Booked

March 2024

Fully Booked
Sun 03 Mar 2024
4 night short break
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Sun 03 Mar 2024
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Mon 04 Mar 2024
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Sun 10 Mar 2024
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Mon 11 Mar 2024
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Sat 16 Mar 2024
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Sun 17 Mar 2024
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April 2024

Thu 04 Apr 2024
4 night short break

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A group of solo beginners skiers

A fantastic trip! We visited in March 2019 and it the hosts were absolutely lovely, the food fantastic and the village really fun. The skiing is perfect for intermediate skiers/boarders.

Katherine stayed with us in March 2019

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