Skiers - Holiday Advice Needed


    Me and the wife are looking at going skiing just after new year.

    I can just about ski (stop, linked turns etc) but she can't.

    We will probably go to Xscape before we go so that she has the very basics, but could any seasoned skiers give any advice on where would be the best place to go. Not looking for nightlife etc, just a relaxing and peaceful resort.

    Thanks in advance,


    Meribel (Three Valleys) is a fantastic location, My fiance and I booked a last minute deal with [url][/url], I was a total newbie and we both had an hour lesson on the slopes....after that we were fine.

    There is a gondola which takes you through the mountains to the ski slope if you stay out of town in a place called Brides Les Bains.

    Here is a link to Meribel:…tml

    Alternatively definitely look at the Villa Armas Cabins in Finland (Lapland), a place called Yllas (pronounced Or-lass by the locals) we booked this through Inghams Travel on a ridiculously cheap deal, had a cabin for myself, fiancee and 4 other friends, it was amazing and we are both in ore of the place...we did Ice Fishing, ski-doos, cross country, snowboarding, skiing, long walking hikes over huge frozen lakes, and we saw the Northern Lights.

    here is a link:…842

    From the cabins, the cross country ski trail is outside the door....just over a small bridge on the trail you'll come across the huge lake where lots of people gather to look out for the northern lights.

    We went in January during the midweek it dropped to -35 outside our cabin, with the fire burning we were all sweating and too hot lol....

    A few years ago we were in a similar position, i was going with my family and neither of my parents had ski'd before, i am pretty good but not perfect.
    Because it was late in the season we went to Flaine in france (i believe the skiing is good here for new years too) its one of the highest altitude resorts so gets the first and last snow.
    They did the "ski in a day" package at MK xscape, i would recommend against it, split your lessons down into a few slots and you will come away with better technique and remember it a bit better. My parents got tired after a few hours and didnt learn much towards the end.
    When they got to the mountain my mum pooped herself as it was so big, my dad took it in his stride, i would recommend booking both of you into some lessons for the first few days at least, its easier trying to adjust to the idea of mountain skiing with the safety of an instructor
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