The best solo ski trips offer lone travellers the chance to enjoy all the fun and excitement of a ski break. Looking to improve your technical ability, meet new people or have a blast on the slopes? This list – including a Christmas singles skiing holiday –- can help you find the right trip for you.
If you’re single or simply the only skier in your family or friendship group, travelling alone or finding an affordable solo trip doesn’t have to be difficult. And there are plenty of benefits to going alone. Skiing is a really social activity so it’s the ideal way to make new friends. Both on and off the slopes, the atmosphere and camaraderie are conducive to good times.
Going solo also means you can choose the right kind of skiing holiday for you – without having to compromise. Looking for a relaxing break where you can tackle some gentle slopes? Or prefer a high-octane powder bashing week accompanied by late nights enjoying the apres? Different kinds of single ski holidays provide different opportunities.
One perceived drawback that holds solo skiers back is the single person supplement on accommodation and increased cost of transfers. But travel as part of a dedicated singles ski break and you get to share the costs with other travellers. Which makes it more affordable.
Below are eight of the best solo ski trips offered by Singlesport. Specialists in solo ski and snowboard trips, they organise an impressive range of breaks throughout the season. These include Easter holidays and Christmas singles skiing holidays, giving you great getaway options during the holiday periods.
This trip to Kaprun in Austria is for intermediate and advanced skiers who wish to improve technique and progress their skiing. You’ll ski on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, with five days of morning and afternoon tuition included in the price.
If you’re really looking to build confidence and technique, then this kind of intensive tuition is a great way to do it. Expert instructors keep the lessons fun and exciting and will tailor their instruction to suit your level. You’ll also get video analysis and feedback to help you understand where you can improve.
Find out more at: www.singlesport.com/kaprun/
Christmas is one of the best times to go skiing or snowboarding. And as a single traveller, what better way to escape from home and meet new friends? Join a large group at Les Arcs 2000 and you’ll find other skiers and boarders who match your ability level. Plus enjoy the festive period in the mountains.
You’ll be travelling as part of a Club Med charter package. So you can enjoy either single rooms or shared accommodation, depending on your preference. One of the major benefits of being part of a Club Med break is that all your meals and drinks, lift passes, lessons and guiding are included in the price. Ski and snowboard lessons and guiding take place in the morning and afternoon.
With everything included you can enjoy a hassle-free Christmas break. All while having a blast with other fun-loving solo skiers and boarders.
Book now at: www.singlesport.com/christmas/
If you are looking for a relaxed and friendly way to kick off your new year then this could be the trip for you. The stunning slopes around Salzburg are your destination, where you’ll stay in a traditional Austrian chalet just a stone’s throw from the ski lift.
Meet like-minded singles and solo skiers and have plenty of fun both on and off the slopes. There is guiding during the day, then fun evenings in the bar or club, plus other activities to enjoy. There’s even the legendary Cave Bar right underneath the hotel with live music every night.
For more information go to: www.singlesport.com/niederau/
This solo trip is always popular with single skiers. It’s a really social affair, with skiers staying in a range of chalets around the resort. There are 10 hours of lessons to help you build technique (more hours are available at an extra charge). Plus plenty of time to test your new skills on the slopes. You can explore further afield throughout the mighty Three Valleys ski area.
Accommodation is in a choice of chalets, you can let Singlesport know your preference when booking. It’s also a big social event with tuition and access to the wider Three Valleys ski area included.
As one of the best solo ski trips of the season, it’s no wonder they run it twice: www.singlesport.com/winter-holidays/
This fun-packed USA holiday is based in Breckenridge is without doubt one of the best solo ski trips. This high-altitude resort is one of the most popular in North America. It benefits from more than 300 days of sunshine and gets plenty of powder. Bluebird powder day anyone?
It’s a vast area with five peaks so crowds are rare and queues are small, although it does get busier at the weekend. You can also take the 30-minute bus ride to Keystone where your lift pass gives you access to even more piste.
This is a great trip for solo skiers or snowboarders of all ability levels, with plenty of slope time helping you improve. And there’s a lot of opportunities to make new friends during the trip.
Find out more: www.singlesport.com/breckenridge/
Based in Cesana in the centre of the huge Vialattea region, a range of resorts are all covered on one lift pass, giving you great access to lots of slopes. There are several ski instructors allowing the group to be split by ability level. More advanced skiers really clock up the miles.
The trip gives you plenty of time on the slopes, covering Claviere, Sansicario, Sestriere, Pragelato and Sauze D’Oulx.
The hotel accommodation is based in the middle of the old village, with charming rooms and half board meals included.
For more info go to: www.singlesport.com/vialattea
Taking place over the Easter holiday period near the end of the ski season, this is another all inclusive Club Med break. It’s your last chance of the year to enjoy a solo ski break before the season ends. And with a large group , it’s sure to be a lot of fun.
All your meals and drinks are included in the price. As are morning and afternoon ski and snowboard lessons, guiding and lift passes. This gives you great access to the La Plagne 2100 resort, which offers superb skiing for all levels of ability.
Book now to enjoy the ‘Last Blast’ of the season: www.singlesport.com/la-plagne
The above best solo ski trips – especially Christmas! – are a great way to enjoy all the fun of the slopes. Travel without the lone traveller premium but with the benefits of like minded people to share your experience with.
If you want to book a solo ski trip then Singlesport are a top option. Check out all their ski and snowboard holidays here: www.singlesport.com/winter-holidays/