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Posted on Wednesday 07th December 2016 | Lesley Thomas

Three top ski resorts ideal for beginners

When you have beginner skiers in your party, the last thing you want to do is to put them off - but take them to a resort that doesn’t have adequate provision for newbies and you could do just that.

Whether you’re an adult just getting your ‘ski legs’ or a youngster taking to the slopes for the first time, the resorts below are great places to make your first foray into the world of Alpine skiing.


One of the biggest boons of Megeve for beginner skiers is that skiing is far from all there is to do there. However much a skiing newbie is enjoying their holiday, they’re unlikely to want to ski all day every day the way that an old hand might, and after a few tumbles, they might be too sore to boot!

Aside from the traditionally busy time around Christmas and half term holidays, Megeve also boasts slopes that are relatively quiet and therefore good for beginners to practice. There is a good mixture of beginner and intermediate slopes so people aren’t stuck on the really easy slopes once they’ve got a taste for skiing, making Megeve a great all-rounder of a resort.


Nendaz is one of the best resorts to take children to, not least because of the beginners parks which it offers. These offer free to use equipment like magic carpet lifts and a snowtubing zone at Tracouet to keep little ones interested and a mini-slalom at Siviez for children to try their hand at something a bit different.

It’s a relaxed and fun environment in which to offer children their first taste of the slopes, and for adult beginners and older children, the resort also offers a good selection of easy and intermediate runs.


Courchevel offers a brilliant mix of skiing for all abilities, but the 1850 and Moriond villages are particularly well suited to beginners. Both offer excellent British ski schools for those taking their first steps on the slopes, but Moriond is a little quieter and more low key, so might suit those who are nervous better.

Of course, the other thing which makes Courchevel such a brilliant place for beginners is that it’s sure to hook them. With impeccably groomed pistes, spectacular views and quaint Alpine villages, there’s no chance that a beginner starting in Courchevel won’t fall in love with the sport and the area from day one.

Whether you’re a beginner, an improver or an old hand, a ski chalet in one of these charming resorts is a brilliant investment you’re sure to get a lot out of. From family holidays to getaways with friends, you’ll be able to take to the slopes whenever the mood strikes.

Take a look at our extensive range of Alpine properties to get a taste for your ideal ski property, then get in touch to chat things through with an Alpine property expert.   

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