There are thousands of ski resorts around the world, which clearly opens up many opportunities for you and your family. It should also be said, however, that it can make the situation considerably more difficult. How do you go about narrowing down your options?
I always think that the first thing that you need to do is to have an understanding of your requirements. At the most basic level, you may believe that you’d like to choose a resort that will have plenty of snow! This may seem like a fairly simple requirement, but it’s actually a really useful starting point.
You may already have decided that your vacation will take place at a certain time of year. In this case, it’s clear that there is value in taking a look at historical weather reports. Although you can’t guarantee perfect skiing conditions, you can certainly increase your chances.
You may discover, for instance, that some of the higher European resorts will offer more chances of you getting the right conditions. The important thing is that you should take this into account. If you fail to do so, then there’s clearly a chance that you’ll be disappointed.
What else is important to you? One of the big factors that I always consider is the age of a resort. I understand that some people love modern, purpose-built resorts. I certainly can see that these have their place, but I think that there’s a lot to be said for the heritage and culture that are associated with more established locations. The choice will be for you and your family to make.
You’ll also want to give a lot of consideration to the facilities and amenities that you desire. This may also involve thinking about your accommodation options. You may feel that a ski chalet, as an example, will give you plenty of flexibility. It may also chime with your own feelings on what skiing is really all about. That seems like a reasonable approach to take. It’s worth considering costs here too, ensuring that you get the most for your money.
But it’s not all about the accommodation choices that you make. There may also be a feeling that you want particular forms of entertainment available to you. It’s natural that some resorts, for example, will offer a great selection of restaurants and bars. Others may be rather more low-key, which will suit some families.
As you begin to think about your requirements and to explore your options, you come to realize that your own version of the perfect resort will vary considerably from the ideas that others have in mind. This is why a ski vacation is often such a personal experience.
Take the time to ensure that you end up with an experience that meets your needs.
Myrtle Cox is a 20-year-old medical student who enjoys upcycling, painting and binge-watching boxed sets. She is brave and gentle, but can also be very sneaky and a bit unfriendly.
She is Australian. She is currently at college. studying medicine. She has a severe phobia of baked beans. Myrtle’s best friend is a medical student called Dolly Joseph. They get on well most of the time. She also hangs around with Lizzie Murphy and Andrea Webb.