We’re a family of 4 – the kids are mid-late teens so essentially adults, yet still in full-time education. We’d love to have a go at skiing as we love the outdoors, being active and mountain scenery.
But with us being limited to school holidays and there being 4 adults, we just haven’t been able to afford it. Our funds are getting healthier, and our desire to get on the slopes growing stronger, so I’m looking at advice on how to go skiing in Europe on a budget.
Which resorts? They need to be cheap to get to – driving is an option, though flying is more likely. Also need to be relatively cheap once there for food & drink as well as lift passes and kit hire. And they need to be suitable for novices, but not limited to just one run.
If we booked a 1 week holiday, would 3 days on the slopes be about right or could we fit 3 skiing days into a 5 day holiday?
What kit should we take, and what should we hire?
Should we learn in the UK, then just hit the slopes ourselves, or is it worth having lessons on the mountain itself? Our local ski school is a dry slope, but we can get to an artificial snow dome easy enough.