Maybe it’s the silky white sun-drenched landscapes, maybe it’s the adrenaline of taking on the slopes, or maybe it’s the après-ski that has got you wanting to explore a skiing holiday, whatever it is, you can raise free donations and make a World of Difference when you book via easyfundraising.
We’ve gathered a selection of our favourite short and long haul skiing destinations to help you find your next adventure, and remind you to raise free donations when you book online.
Short-Haul Skiing Holidays
There are plenty of picture-perfect winter-wonderlands just a short flight away from the UK. Read on for our top picks.
France is renowned for the reliability of its snow. This is a country that boasts plenty of high-altitude, purpose-built, very modern resorts, often with skiing right on the doorstep. That being said, the lift networks here are impressive, meaning that, for experienced skiers, going off-piste or finding somewhere quieter and off the beaten track is easy.
If you’re travelling with a young family, try Alpe d’Huez or La Tania, beginners will appreciate the gentle slopes at Chamrousse, while experts will be challenged at Chamonix. Check out the deals on offer at Neilson Ski (up to 2.5% donation) and set course for the slopes!
Italy’s pretty ski resort villages nestle within stunning scenery. The country has improved vastly as a skiing destination over the last ten years or so, and now has a network of efficient lifts and excellent piste preparation. Families are well-catered for in Passo Tomale and Claviere, beginners can find their feet at Kronplaz or Arabba, and confident skiers will meet their match at Corvara.
The locals are known for the warmth of their welcome, particularly if you’re travelling with little ones, and it goes without saying that the delicious food and wine is yet reason to pick Italy. Head over to Crystal Ski (up to 1.25% donation) for some great Italian offers.
Another fabulously scenic destination, Switzerland boasts some of the most famous skiing resorts in the world, and is renowned for its high standards across the board. Though pricier than some other locations, there are deals to be found – check out the resorts of Davos, St. Moritz and Arosa Lenzerheide as good starting points for your Swiss skiing adventure. Inghams (up to 1.25% donation) offers some outstanding options.
For a traditional skiing experience to remember, Austria is very hard to to beat. Here you’ll find some of the most renowned Alpen glacial resorts, fabulous lift facilities, pleasant, welcoming guest houses and hotels to suit most budgets and a friendly and always lively après-ski scene. Galtür and Scheffau are ideal for little learners, for guaranteed snow try Obergurgl, and if you’re looking to challenge yourself, try St Anton or Zurs. Browse the deals at Lastminute.com (up to 5.5% donation) or Thomas Cook (up to 1.25% donation).
Long-Haul skiing Holidays
If, on the other hand, you are yearning for more distant slopes, read on for our long-haul ski holiday edit.
Huge mountains and quiet slopes are just two of reasons to pick American for your next skiing holiday. However, it is the sheer volume of snow that elevates the USA to another level. If you’re looking for a family friendly snowy paradise, Vail, Colorado should be on your list of resorts to consider – the village is pedestrianised and the hotels are all set up with kids in mind.
Utah is also home to lots of impressive slopes. You won’t find better, friendlier or more efficient service anywhere on the plant, so if you pick America, you can rest assured that you and yours will be taken care of very well indeed. Crystal Ski (up to 1.25% donation) has knowledgeable experts ready to advise you on the perfect USA trip.
Canada is another great choice for a fun family skiing break – it has great snow, splendid accommodation, a good variety of well-designed slopes and absolutely amazing scenery – particularly if you head to the High Rockies. Rookie skiers should head for Sun Peaks Resort, intermediates will enjoy Big White Ski Resort, and families Silver Star Mountain Resort. The most extreme conditions are to be found at Kicking Horse resort.
A hire car is an excellent and good value way to get from airport to resort, and this also opens up the possibility of exploring one of Canada’s famously vibrant cities – perhaps Quebec or Vancouver. Book your trip with Canadian Affair (up to 1.25% donation).