Ski Holidays for Beginners

Learning to Ski

Skiing is for everyone - If you’re willing to learn and fancy an adventure, skiing is for you. 

Inghams have over 85 years of experience in the skiing and snowboarding industry and have introduced thousands of people to the fun and exciting world of snow sports over the years. We know where the best skiing destinations for beginners are and we are here to help point you in the direction. 

This seasons deals

We can help you arrange the following for your trip:

Some of our resorts do an exclusive ‘Learn to Ski Package’ for Inghams customers.  It’s worth checking during your booking if your resort offers this excellent combined package so you can save some pennies, get high-quality instructors and beat the crowds. 

Beginners ski holiday - visit France

France is the perfect destination if you are new to skiing or snowboarding. France offers gentle, wide slopes, a record for snowfall, plenty of ski schools or hire shops in all resorts and isn't too far to travel for your first attempt at the slopes. 

La Plagne


  • Part of the Paradiski ski area, one the largest in Europe
  • La Plagne has 70 blue runs for beginners to practice on
  • There are several beginners areas with green runs to build up confidence
  • Many off the blue runs lead off the mountain so new skiers can ski almost straight back to their accommodation
  • The Paradiski ski area has a total of 18 green runs and 129 blue runs so a week building skills and exploring here is easily done



  • Designated nursery areas for little ones learning to ski, where you can help them practice safely with other similar level children
  • An impressive 25 green and 65 blue runs can be found across the Tignes/Val d'Isere ski area, so plenty of space to explore
  • Tignes has plenty of wide, cruising blues to help build your confidence close to the resort
  • There is a 'beginners only' area for those learning or joining ski lessons
  • There are 9 free lifts across Tignes resort, meaning you can build up your skills without the cost



  • One the larger French resorts, offering access to 53 green runs and 137 blue runs - you will soon build up the confidence here
  • Courchevel is part of the Three Valleys ski area in France, which is the largest linked ski area in Europe
  • There are several 'ZEN areas' that are perfect for beginners and has been designed to help anyone learn to ski or snowboard
  • The ski schools here are very good and have many English speaking tutors to help assit your progression



  • A selection of 25 green runs and 59 blue runs
  • Flaine is a slightly smaller resort, but tends to be a little quieter, making learning to use the lifts a more relaxing experience
  • There are wide and gentle nursery slopes, which are perfect for finding your ski-legs and working up your confidence
  • If you are a confident beginner, it's worth trying the blue Cristal run - an open and gentle slope that takes you straight back into resort

Inspiration for a beginners ski holiday

We've got your covered - booking your ski holiday with Inghams means you have support throughout your holiday. In the meantime, here are a few guides to help you get started from where to go to what to pack. 

Best ski resorts for beginners


Wondering where you should go for your first ski trip? We have devised a top 10 guide of the 'Best Ski Resorts for Beginners'.

Skiers code of conduct


Clue yourself up on good skiing and piste etiquette before you head out to the slopes this winter for a safe and fun-filled ski holiday.

What to wear


What to wear for skiing can always be a bit confusing to start with. This handy Quick Guide breaks down the fundamentals of dressing for the mountains.

What to pack

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If this is your first ever ski trip, you may need a helping hand with deciding what to pack as a priority and what to fit into your luggage space.


Travel with confidence

When you choose an Inghams holiday, you can travel with confidence. We’re here to take the stress out of travelling. We’ve put extra measures in place for your peace of mind. We’ll help keep both you and your money safe.


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How to book your holiday

Simply give us a call to book your holiday. Flights, hotel and transport? We’ve got you covered.

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