Hatfield (via Liverpool)
The best is that you meet people you can ski with for years because you go back. I do the same ladies week with Redpoint every year and it’s wonderful. I also go to Chamonix with Cold Fusion. Different people but with the same aim.
The only downside is the cost of a solo room. I’m gay and I’m not comfortable sharing and the industry doesn’t seem to have twigged it may be an issue for gay people and prospective sharers!
The best thing is that I get to go skiing with people who have that interest in common. If I skied by myself, I'd lose my enthusiasm very quickly.
The worst thing is finding no-one else in the group thinking a beer at the end of the day's skiing isn't a fundamental part of the skiing day.
Swaziland / Eswatini S.A.
Pretty much everything was great - the evening meals were a lot of fun as were the breakfasts.
Worst thing was I wasn't as fit as I thought but totally my fault!
The worst thing the anticipation as to who will be there.
The best thing wow so many things, the anticipation as to who will be there (you'll meet some great people). Time on the slopes and not having to wait for your friends to commit to a date. Also you're not Billy no mates sat in the hotel/chalet/hostel on your tod. It's a group holiday with new friends all with the same outlook.
The best, is that I have a partner who hates the cold, snow and falling over. A snowboarding/skiing holiday is not their thing. Solo holidays allow me to do something I love doing without taking a companion. It provides me the comfort, that I am sharing the slopes with individuals, who I have met in the chalet, this offers me a degree of safety on the slopes as you watch out for each other.
The worst thing is minor in comparison, you will share a room, and you may not always have the same waking and sleeping routine. You can overcome this with earplugs and an eye mask.
Best - everyone's there for the skiing or snowboarding so you all have something in common. The group size meant everyone had someone to hang around with.
Worst - not always back from the slopes in time for a piece of cake in the chalet.
Worst thing: There is always the possibility you might not find someone, of a similar level, who is happy to agree to you joining them. Thus far this has never happened to me.
Best thing: Sharing. Whilst I am always happy to go on a solo skiing holiday, I really enjoy meeting like-minded people who are up for a laugh and also enjoy some serious skiing.
Best - loads of friendly fun with like-minded people.
Worst - the first 20 minutes after arriving.
The best: Amazing ski area, huge, shared with a bunch of great people who I hope to stay in contact with a few of them.
The worst: Using Alpybus as a transfer should have used ski gathering transfer, as Alpybus bus broke down which caused all sorts of delays.
The best thing was the fun with the rest of the group sharing experiences and dong what they enjoyed most....some went to town after dinner...others preferred to chat and play games in the chalet.
The worst thing was beyond the control of everyone...which was the weather washing out the fun of one day
Worst: scary not knowing who you’re going to be with
Best: finding out who you’re with!
Best: Making new snow friends. Can be difficult if there is a wide age range in the group. I like the over 50s idea.
Worst: No time to your self but that's not why you go on a trip like this!
Best...meeting like-minded people
Worst...my occasional snoring
Best thing was that you although you feel uncomfortable taking the plunge going, sometimes, to have an experience we have to be uncomfortable.
I didn't have much expectations and thought worst case I'll just enjoy the skiing but we all got along and did things together. I had my own room so from my point of view there was nothing negative but could see this possible being a downside.
The best part was getting to know new friends.
The worst part is that just as you get to know everyone , it's time to leave.
Best thing was was making new friendships and people's willingness to include and help others.