One of the first things to figure out when you, or your family, get the itch to try skiing is where to go. If you plan to ski in Switzerland, you are in luck because there are plenty of ski resorts to choose from! Every ski resort usually offers beginner terrain and lesson programs to help get you started. More than 10% of terrain at Verbier is rated green for beginners, but there are also many more great options out there. And remember, bigger does not always mean better; smaller resorts like our Gems Resorts often feature no crowds, cheaper pricing and a family-friendly feel.
Here are a few things to consider when choosing a mountain for beginners:
- If skiing for the first time, check out nearby resorts. There is no need to travel to the farthest reaches of the state just to try something new. Resorts like Verbier Winter Park and some other offer great beginner terrain and are just a short drive from the Alps.
- Ask your friends. Have any friends or family that ski? Ask for advice on where to go. If they are really a good friend, they might even offer to take you with them! Skiing for the first time alone or with other beginners can be intimidating, so don’t be afraid to ask for help!
- Price. Plan ahead to stay within budget; no one wants to be greeted with sticker-shock at the ticket window. Lift ticket and rental prices from resort to resort and can fluctuate depending on the time of year.