The soft way back in - skiing can be so easy!

"Skiing is like riding a bike - you never forget!" This phrase has been repeated time and time again by all sorts of ski school instructors who are in charge of helping adult "students" get back on their skis. The carving technique is quite easy to relearn. However, many adults who are considering getting back into skiing after a long break, whether that be due to family matters or after an operation, find that their uncertainty and inhibition threshold are more intense than they thought - but be brave! We have a large selection of accommodations in ski areas for returning skiers available. Have a look!

SuperDévoluy

Les Chalets de SuperDévoluy °°°

7 nights incl. lift pass

80% from 129
Low Cost
Brief description

The cosy Chalets de SuperDévoluy are situated in the heart of SuperDévoluy and offer great views. The nearest lifts are only approx. 200 m away. The resort centre with pubs, restaurants and numerous shops is also only approx. …

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Valmeinier

Chalets Grand Panorama II °°°.

7 nights incl. lift pass

83% from 209
On the piste
Brief description

The wooden-clad Résidence Chalets Grand Panorama II comprises two apartment buildings and various free-standing chalets. The cosy accommodations are located in Valmeinier 1800, in close proximity to the pistes, so that you can …

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Fügen

Aktivhotel Kohlerhof ****

7 nights incl. lift pass & HB PLUS

83% from 709
On the piste
Brief description

The comfortable 4-star Activity Hotel Kohlerhof lies directly at the valley station of the Spieljoch lift, approx. 1 km away from the centre of Fügen. After about 500 m, you can reach the nearest shopping and leisure time …

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Val Cenis

Les Alpages de Val Cenis °°°°°

7 nights incl. lift pass

96% from 229
Luxury
Brief description

One of our most comfortable accommodations in France, Les Alpages de Val Cenis, is situated in the Lanslebourg district, only 100 m from the ski lift. If the snow conditions allow it, ski-in to the accommodation is possible. …

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Fügen

Gasthof Hoppeter °°.

7 nights incl. lift pass & HB

79% from 498
Family
Brief description

The family-run Gasthof Hoppeter is located in centre of Fügen. The Spieljoch lift can be reached within approx. 600 m and ski bus stop is just about 100 m from the accommodation. The cosy accommodation's facilities include a …

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Chamrousse

Les Villages du Bachat °°°.

7 nights incl. lift pass

84% from 89
On the piste
Brief description

The popular apartments that comprise Les Villages du Bachat (formerly Le Domaine de l'Arselle) are located in the chalet village Bachat-Bouloud in Chamrousse 1700. The buildings are located 50 - 600 m from the piste, and with …

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Fügen

Apartment Abendstein °°°°

7 nights incl. lift pass

98% from 369
Family
Brief description

The well-equipped apartment house Abendstein is located in the district Kapfing, approx. 2 km from the resort centre of Fügen and from the Spieljoch lift. A ski bus stop is located at the accommodation and shopping facilities …

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Hopfgarten

Apartment Brixental °°.

7 nights incl. lift pass

61% from 316
Family
Brief description

The cosy Apartments Brixental are located in the centre of Hopfgarten. The Hohe Salve lift is just 400 m away and access to the cross-country tracks of Wilder Kaiser are approx. 500 m away. Restaurants, cafés and shopping …

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Hopfgarten

Hotel Pension Unterbräu ***

7 nights incl. lift pass & HB

95% from 579
Family
Brief description

The cosy 3-star Hotel-Pension Unterbräu is located in the centre of Hopfgarten. The ski bus stops approx. 50 m from the accommodation, to the lift Hohe Salve, as well as to the nearest cross-country trail access, it is approx. …

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Skiing: Why Start Again?

The better question is: "Why not?" Why did you start skiing in the first place? Maybe because it's fun to move so freely throughout nature, to take in the fresh mountain air, or to enjoy sports with family and friends. If it was fun back then, then it should certainly be fun now!

Small Steps, Big Progress

Believe in yourself and give it a go. As soon as you strap on your skis, it's only a matter of time before the feeling of safety comes back. What's important to remember is to not rush; take it slow and pace yourself along the soft practice slopes. Slowly remember the forgotten feeling of skiing and celebrate little victories - this helps eliminate the fear, allowing fun to come back all on its own. In any case, older beginners and returning skiers should participate in ski lessons. With the right motivation and a good teacher, anyone can learn how to ski (again) at any age.

Returning Skiers: The Right Equipment

With the carving revolution upon us, the form and application of the skiing model has changed quite a bit. Modern winter sports equipment open up many opportunities for diverse learning. However, there's a different skiing technique that's being applied. Therefore, a proper course for carving newcomers is incredibly sensible, even when the "student" is already of age and is already a skier. The big plus: thanks to rocker construction, skiing is much easier than before. Most returning skiers are astounded at their speedy progress.

Returning Skiers: What Should I Know?

In order to ease back into skiing, it's important to find a beginner-friendly ski area even if you've already conquered black pistes at some point in time. With wide, gentle pistes, it's easier to get the feeling of being comfortable on skis back. Afterwards, you'll notice what you can handle and can slowly work your way back to more demanding pistes. On our website, you have the chance to filter your search results so that you're shown beginner-friendly ski areas, or to find the most fitting ski area for returning skiers with our Ski Resort Finder. This can be seen not only in the levels of pistes available, but also with whether or not there are special ski schools and courses available. This way, you're sure to rediscover your love of skiing!

The soft way back in - skiing can be so easy!
The soft way back in - skiing can be so easy!