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How to organise a ski holiday

So you’re planning skiing trip aren’t quite sure what to do, where to go or even how to organise a ski holiday? Well, you’ve come to the right place because we have a step-by-step guide for you to follow and check off everything you need to know before booking your ski trip. If you’d like to find out how to organise a ski holiday, continue reading below.

Planning the perfect ski holiday

If you’re not sure how to organise a ski holiday, let’s start with the basics. That means deciding on budgets, locations and the experience of your travelling party. Are you going away with friends and family members of your age and skiing experience? Or are you heading away with the family, bringing young children along? All of these things matter when deciding on where you should go.

Here are some pointers to kick off your planning:

  • Choose the right ski resort
  • Consider the skill level of your party
  • What’s your budget?
  • What can you do in the evenings?
  • Accommodation

Choose the right ski resort

Of course, the first thing to think about when planning a ski holiday is the resort. Where are you planning on going and what type of resorts are there? Do you have a particular country in mind or have you seen clips and images on social media of certain slopes you’d like to tackle? These all play a part in your decision making.

Part of choosing the right ski resort also involves the type of services they can offer you. Are you able to easily hire equipment while there or will you need to bring certain items with you? The chances are that the resort will supply you with what you need, but some may not.

Consider the skill level of your party

If you’ve found a couple of ski resorts that look enticing, then you should also consider the skill level of your group. You may be an experienced skier or somebody who fancies themself on a snowboard, but your friends might not. Will they need some assistance on the ski holiday, like ski lessons, and is there a section of the resort for beginners to build up their confidence?

Also, if you’re taking children, check to see if the resort caters for them well enough in terms of kid-friendly slopes.

What’s your budget?

Depending on the resorts you’re looking at, you can tell which will be more expensive than others based on the price of a slope pass. Is the resort you’re looking at potentially going to cost more than £100 per day on a slope pass? You could probably find cheaper that wouldn’t necessarily mean a drop-off in quality.

What can you do in the evenings?

Whether you’re taking children or not, planning for the evenings is important. Once the slope is closed and the slope lift is off limits, you’ll no doubt want some entertaining things to do (unless you just want to thoroughly relax and unwind, of course!).

What are the restaurants like? Are there cosy looking bars? What other types of entertainment are on offer that the kids may enjoy? These are just some of the things you have to consider, because you won’t be hitting the slopes the entire time you’re there.


Finally, what is the accommodation like? Are they large rooms that sleep quite a few people that would be great for a young family or are they on the smaller side?

Think about who is travelling and what you require from your accommodation. Is the bathroom big enough to cater to your group, and will you need a hot bath to relax in after a day of skiing? Some rooms may only have showers!

Indoor Skiing at Chill Factore

If you’re still not sure about how to organise a ski holiday and the whole thing is just stressing you out, why not stay in the UK and sample some indoor slopes?! Or at least get plenty of practice under your belt, while you figure out where you want to go?

If you’re looking for activities for you and the kids near Manchester, then we have everything under one roof here at Chill Factore. No need to haul the whole family from one location to another (or to a different country!), you can please everyone, from the adrenaline enthusiast to the chilled observer.

Chill Factore, near the Trafford Centre, is packed with fun things to do for the whole family. We’re home to the longest real snow slope in the UK. And what says fun more than real snow? From sledging and sliding to ski lessons and private tuition, we’ve got something for everyone. There’s even a comfortable viewing gallery for the less active, so you can sit back, enjoy a coffee, and watch the excitement unfold.

All you need to do to get involved is to contact us on 0161 749 2222 or email us at to book a family day out.

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