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Solo Skiing, Snowboarding and Travel Guide

Welcome to The Solo Travel Guide, brought to you by The Ski Gathering. If you have any questions about winter holidays, solo travel and single skiing, you have come to the right place. Here, we will be compiling the go-to online resource for winter sports solo travel, with expert advice and useful resources on how to get the most out of your solo travel experiences this winter.

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Ski & Snowboard Tips

Insider knowledge, tips and tricks from experts who have been based in resort forever. From preparing for your first ski holiday to venturing off-piste in the backcountry.

General Ski & Snowboard Tips

Solo Skiing &Travel

Practical advice all about individual travel and solo skiing. Top tips and safety advice for your first solo adventure, or how to turn your annual travels into a lifelong passion.

Solo Travel & Single Skiing

Activities & Adventure

Expert advice and top resources about exploring the world of outdoors, whether you're climbing up it, getting down it, heading straight through it, or just taking an amazing picture of it.

Outdoors & Adventure

Solo Travel & Single Skiing

The Six Concerns of Solo Skiers...

And how to avoid them

Six of the little things that might make some people think twice about booking a solo ski holiday, and how to get around them.

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Group members on a singles ski holiday

Where to ski solo and why

Top ski routes for solos

The definitive list guide to skiing solo. Where to ski and why - as a single skier and as a group of solo travellers together. Definitive list of solo routes.

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Empty Ski lifts shot by Solo Skier

Who else is travelling solo?

And why they go it alone

More and more people are booking solo travel experiences by choice rather than by necessity. So who are they and what makes solo travel so popular in 2019? We find out.

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Solo Traveler in Uxmal, Mexico

General Ski & Snowboard Tips

Buying ski equipment and clothing

The Improver's Guide

What should you buy, what should you borrow, and what should you hire? Save money and get exactly what you need for your ski holiday.

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Skis against a snowy background

Ultimate pre-ski planning resources

The Definitive Guide

The ultimate guide to ski holiday preparation. The web's best resources for skiers and snowboarders gearing up for their winter fix.

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Piste-side drinks in Les Gets ski resort

Skiing versus Snowboarding

Which is right for you?

The definitive guide to choosing your snowsport. Wondering whether you should you ski or snowboard? We ask an expert and close the book.

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A skier or snowboarder admiring the Alpine view

Week One as a Snowboarder

Q&A with Phil Teare

What should you expect from your beginner's snowboarding holiday? Backflips and an Instagram following or just a sore bottom? Your questions answered.

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An individual snowboarder mastering her new skills

What's your level of skiing?

And why you need to know

What level of skier or snowboarder are you? Find out what to focus on next and which ski or snowboard lessons (if any) are right for you.

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Single skier executing a parallel turn on skis

The Six Concerns of Solo Skiers...

And how to avoid them

Six of the little things that might make some people think twice about booking a solo ski holiday, and how to get around them.

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Group members on a singles ski holiday

Where to ski solo and why

Top ski routes for solos

The definitive list guide to skiing solo. Where to ski and why - as a single skier and as a group of solo travellers together. Definitive list of solo routes.

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Empty Ski lifts shot by Solo Skier

Outdoor Activities and Adventures

Outdoor activities and adventures

Best of the Web

The same adventurous spirit which makes so many people feel the urge, even the need, to travel solo also compels many of those same people to explore the great outdoors. The overlap between those who enjoy travelling independently and those who enjoy outdoor activities is significant. If these descriptions apply to you, then you'll know why already. It's the feeling of total freedom you get. Surely each of us can understand the appeal of 'me-time'...

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Solo adventure admiring valley view