Singles Ski Holidays Deals
Things To Consider Before You Plan Your Singles Ski Holiday
Over the many years of providing single ski holidays, we have been fortunate to come across individuals from different backgrounds and all walks of life. Experience has shown us that people visit the Alps for different reasons. Whilst the majority of single or solo travellers visit the Alps with the main goal of skiing, other solo travellers may be visiting for several other reasons. Whatever your mission to the Alps, we always want to ensure that your trip is a truly memorable experience. When booking your singles ski trips, here are a few things you may want to take into consideration.
Selecting the right ski resort
Probably the most important thing to consider when choosing your ski resort destination. If spending time on the slopes skiing and snowboarding is your ultimate goal, then make sure you are looking for resorts offering single ski or lift pass deals. Enquire with us at Erna Low for your ski pass and lift pass purchases at some of the best value for money prices. Also, ensure that you are looking for resorts that have a good amount of pistes and runs to match your skill level ability. You may find that some resorts may be better suited for beginners and intermediates whilst others may have a much better selection of pistes suited to confident intermediates and advanced skiers. If you snowboard, ensure you are looking out for resorts with snow parks or good off pistes terrain. If you were visiting just to take some time off on your own and skiing was not necessarily the top of your holiday agenda, ensure you are booking the right resort that has great non-ski activities that singles can take part in. We have curated a list of some of the best resorts for non-skiers so feel free to have a look at that as you make your decision. Several non-ski activities range from mountain tours, snow yoga, spa sessions, apres-ski parties, and festivals.
Type of Accommodation
Holiday accommodation in the Alps is traditionally one of either hotels, chalets and apartments. Chalets and apartments are a popular choice amongst travelling groups due in most part, to the size of the group and the communal spaces within these establishments where the travelling group can bond over meals, drinks and more. There are single living apartments and chalets in the ski resorts; however, for single trips, hotel accommodation may just be the more suitable choice, particularly due to its privacy. For single skiers looking to potentially meet people on their trip, apartments and chalets do provide the opportunity to meet people and socialise with other solo travellers.
Ski Equipment and Ski Lessons
If you would be travelling alone, saving yourself the time and hassle whilst you are at the resort will no doubt have a positive impact on your ski holiday as there is more time to unwind and focus on other aspects of your holiday. If this is your first trip to the Alps, don't worry if you do not have ski equipment and gear. You can easily rent these and save your money on paying for brand new equipment and gear. We recommend renting your ski equipment online before you set off on your trip and pick them up upon arrival at the resort. Ordering online is far more convenient as it helps you save time going into a store and inquiring with the staff. To make it easier, inquire about renting your ski equipment via Erna Low; we have fantastic relationships with ski equipment dealers and retailers and can provide you with great rates from well-known brands. If you are also interested in taking ski lessons, most ski resorts have ski schools and English speaking instructors to guide you. You can choose to have private ski instructors giving one on one sessions or join a group session. Contact Erna Low for ski lesson inquires and book a place within a learning group or a private time slot with an instructor before you arrive.
Best Resorts For Single Ski Holidays
The most popular resorts amongst single ski travellers always turn out to be ski resorts with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere which makes it easier to connect with other singles or groups of skiers. They also tend to be ski resorts with a great party vibe and a very good selection of non-ski activities so as to have a great option of what to do away from the slopes. We have mentioned a few below in no particular order.
One of France's popular resorts, Morzine is an ideal destination to enjoy a single ski holiday. Steeped in Savoyard charm, Morzine’s friendly and welcoming atmosphere should sit very well with solo travellers, especially if they are visiting for the first time. There is a welcoming atmosphere in Morzine and it certainly does not lack beauty. The resort always has a lively vibe and what makes it somewhat unique is that it has the perfect balance of a family-friendly as well as party atmosphere almost at the same time. It’s the ideal environment to make friends and meet other solo skiers on a holiday. Morzine is only about 80km from Geneva international airport which is about an hour's drive. Great easy travel if you are travelling alone, not too many people want to spend long hours and changing stations etc whilst travelling alone. Sitting in the heart of the Portes du Soliel, Morzine is located in one the largest ski areas in the world with up to 600km worth of pistes stretched across the area. There are several pistes across the region and they are suited to all skill ability levels from beginners and intermediates to advanced dare-devil skiers. There is an even mix of blues and reds and a nice selection of blacks so regardless of the individual skill level, there are runs for everyone at Morzine; whether you purchase a Morzine-Les Gets ski pass or a Portes du Soleil ski pass. However, do endeavour to get a local guide if you’re planning to ski off-piste on your own. Contact us for any inquiries on ski and lift passes at Morzine. We can offer you some of the best rates and value for money prices for your lift pass. Away from the slopes, there is so much more to get into. There is a bowling alley, a cinema and even yoga sessions in the resort. Although it is recognized as a family-friendly resort as well as being the recipient of the Famille Plus label, Morzine has a very impressive apres-ski environment. There is a wide range of bars and restaurants to choose from on any given night packed full of revellers and in high spirits. If you are visiting on your own, the nights out are probably the best and easiest way to connect and make friends with other skiers. There are bars full of skiers sharing the day’s experiences on the slopes over a few drinks and breaking into song every now and then; a fantastic atmosphere to join in. Morzine has a little bit of everything to offer to its visitors which is what makes it an ideal destination for single skiers on a holiday; whether you are visiting to spend time skiing down the slopes, or blending time on the slopes with other non-ski activities, Morzine ticks all the boxes.
Chamonix is a lovely resort that sits just beneath the towering Mont Blanc in the Alps and not too far from the Swiss and Italian borders. Arguably one of the best resorts in Europe ( certainly one of the best within France), Chamonix will be a fantastic ski resort to visit as a solo traveller. It’s easy to get to as it’s only 103 km from Geneva airport and approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes drive. If you are flying over from the UK, it’s pretty much very straightforward once you land at Geneva airport and we can also arrange your transfer from the airport to your accommodation at Chamonix. Contact us if you want a bus/coach transfer, private luxury transfer.
Arriving at the resort you are greeted with a vibrant atmosphere. Chamonix is one of the top ski party destinations. It is host to a few trendy music festivals and events every ski season. If you were looking to have a great time and join in the fun, Chamonix is indeed the right ski resort to be at. There is also a plethora of non-ski activities available in Chamonix that appeals to a range of different people. The majority of these non-ski activities do not require group participation, so solo visitors can still enjoy these activities as well. If you are an adventure seeker there is so much to do from fat bike riding in the mountains to snowshoeing or riding the Alpine Coaster. There are organised guided walks inside the resort as well as in the surrounding mountains and these are fantastic opportunities to meet like-minded people on your ski holiday. If you came to ski at Chamonix, you are in for a treat. Chamonix has a great ski history especially after hosting the 1924 Winter Olympics. The valley is made up of 5 different ski areas and even though Chamonix is popular and frequented by advanced skiers, there is more than enough terrain which caters to beginners and intermediates. Regardless of your ability, you can be certain to find a good amount of pistes to express yourself on. If you need to brush up on your skiing skill and ability, there are a host of ski schools and ski instructors from reputable schools and organisations on hand to deliver English speaking courses. Get in touch with us for any further information regarding ski school and instructors. Away from the slopes and wet snow, there is also a leisure centre in Chamonix with an indoor swimming pool and slides but most importantly ( especially after a day on the slopes) wellness area with spa, sauna and steam room as well a list of massage treatments. There’s also a cinema, casino and more entertainment to keep single and solo travellers very much occupied and entertained. An overall top destination and popular amongst single ski travellers, please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information regarding Chamonix.
Contact Us Now for Your Single Ski Holidays Booking and Inquiries
Planning a holiday escape to the Alps on your own gives you the freedom to do whatever you want and plan it based on your own preferences and not having to consider others. Whilst the freedom of planning is great, it may also offer a host of challenges especially if you are planning on visiting somewhere new. This is where we are happy to step in for you, take the pen and pad of you and let you kick your feet back and tell us what you need from your singles ski holiday. We can arrange your airport transfer, ski resort accommodation, ski pass, ski lessons and return transfer at the end of your trip. We are always delighted to hear from you and capable to meet the needs and requirements of your single ski holiday. We look forward to hearing from you.