Snowboarders learning on a Snowboarding holidays for beginners

Snowboard Ski Holidays

Snowboard on the piste Solo Snowboarder among the snowy trees Solo snowboarder in the trees Snowboards standing outdoor - Meribel
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Adults only

No children allowed on our holidays

Beginner Snowboarders

This is suitable for absolute beginners

Improvers Snowboarders

Great for improvers looking to get better

Meet new people

Meet new people from all walks of life

Join other beginners and improvers snowboarders on our Snowboarders Holidays. Learn to snowboard or improve your skills, with other like-minded solos in a wonderful shared chalet environment.

Learn to snowboard or improve your skills on our snowboard holidays.

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New to snowboarding or looking to improve? Never been on the snow before? Well you have come to the right place! We specialise in snow holidays for people travelling alone or in a small group. Our snowboarding holidays for beginners or improvers are specifically designed for people people who want to learn to snowboard. Our snowboard holidays are the best way to ease into the world of riding.

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

First Time on the snow? Let us take care of everything!

We have decades of combined experience providing first-rate snow 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 lessons to equipment 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.

A typical day on our Snowboard 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.

Solo Snowboarder in Meribel
Solo Snowboarder chilling off piste - Chamonix
Mountain in Chamonix
Chamonix Ski Resort

Which Level Am I?

Beginners

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

Improvers

This group is best for you if you have boarded at least once before and know the basics. You can make changes in direction and change from toe-side to heel-side on gentle slopes. You've started linking snowplough turns and have tried skiing on gentle blue runs.

Learn Quicker With A Shared Experience

Share with other snowboarders

The perfect snowboard holidays for beginners and improvers. Meet other first-timers or more experienced boarders, 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 — your snowboard lessons, snowboard hire, lift pass for the lifts etc. Any questions? We're really friendly, just let us know. Also, don't forget: the rest of the group were beginners once, too. They will have loads of tips and advice on how to conquer the mountain.

Confused? We're here to Help

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

Snowboard Lessons

Snowboard lessons are a must on your first board holiday. We'll chat to you and find out what sort of lessons will work best for you, then get everything booked for you. On your first morning, we'll show you where to meet your instructor.

Snowboard Hire

We'll explain what equipment you will need to hire, then arrange for delivery or shop fitting on your first morning at the chalet. For boarders it's a snowboard and boots only. 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 at no extra cost.

Lift Pass

A lift pass gives you access to the chair lifts and cable cars which get you onto the mountain. We can advise on which lift pass will best suit your needs and arrange for it to be delivered to the chalet when you arrive. One less thing to think about.

Packing List

Packing for a snow 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 snowboard 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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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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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
Les Gets
4 nights
Sun 03 Mar 2024
La Tania
7 nights
Fully Booked
Mon 04 Mar 2024
4 night short break
Chamonix
4 nights
Fully Booked
Sun 10 Mar 2024
La Tania
7 nights
Fully Booked
Mon 11 Mar 2024
4 night short break
Sat 16 Mar 2024
Zell Am See
7 nights
Fully Booked
Fully Booked
Sun 17 Mar 2024
La Tania
7 nights
Fully Booked

April 2024

Thu 04 Apr 2024
4 night short break

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