Always wanted to get into snowboarding? Or maybe you want to try skiing, and this is the year? When it comes to getting started with your snow sports experience, you want to make the best start. And the best way to do this is to book a beginner holiday package with snowboarding or skiing lessons included.
I’ve been on a few packages which include lessons, and these are often the best way to both get insider advice about how to progress quickly, and make sure you’re not hurting yourself trying to work out what YouTuber lessons are telling you.
If you want to book a ski or snowboarding beginner package, I’ve put together a list of some that I’ve experienced, and some other options too.
Ski Hostel: Liddes, Switzerland
If you’re looking for personal tuition for skiing or snowboarding, and you want to find a budget beginner winter sports package, I can highly recommend Ski Hostel. Based in Liddes, Switzerland, they offer a number of packages tailored to the budget crowd and are lots of fun.
Most of the lessons take place in the Pays St Bernard resorts, which are a network of 3 ski areas across the Valais region of Switzerland. However, they’re also very close to Verbier, one of the best ski resorts in Switzerland (and by extension, the world), and we did get to head there for a few days too.
If you’re already thinking that this sounds expensive, you might be surprised. Packages start from €750 per person, and include transfers to the resorts, half board lodgings and even transfers from Geneva Airport. (skiing or snowboarding at Verbier is extra)
It’s an excellent deal to be fair, and we thought Stefan and the crew at Ski Hostel were great fun.
We also had fun at La Fouly, which is one of the Pays St Bernard resorts. Check out our review of La Fouly.
Whiteside Holidays: Zakopane, Poland
As far as affordable snowboarding beginner packages go, we think Zakopane is hard to beat. We did actually learn to snowboard here at the Bialka Tatrazanska resort which was great. Gaz and Monica at Whiteside are also passionate about both snowboarding and Zakopane, which makes the experience even more fun. They even took us out for some fairly wild apres ski.
Zakopane itself is a great town for beginners, with lots to do off piste, from budget dining and drinking, to museums and cultural experiences.
As for those beginner ski and snowboard packages? Whiteside offer a full package with all the stuff you need for £499. They fill up fast though, so book in ASAP if you’d like to take advantage.
They’re great for both adults and kids, and the terrain is perfect for beginners too.
View the details at Whiteside Holidays Poland.
Les Deux Alpes Beginners Week: France
If it was down to me, I’d snowboard in Les Deux Alpes every season. If you’ve read my review of Les Deux Alpes, you’ll have noticed that I LOVED IT. There is arguably some of the best terrain in the Alps, with a glacier, some very friendly beginner terrain and a mixture of runs for all abilities. This basically means that Les Deux Alpes is one of the best resorts for your money.
And when it comes to finding snowboarding beginner packages, or first time ski holiday deals, there is a great offer from SkiWorld.
They offer an all-inclusive deal with flights, transfers, accommodation, instructors and basically everything you need to go from snowboarding zero to snowboarding superhero. And trust me, there are few places better to discover how much fun snowboarding (or skiing) can be than Les Deux Alpes.
The package with SkiWord is currently £1369 per person, for the 2023. But we think it’s an AMAZING deal considering what you get.
If you’re looking for one of the best skiing holidays for beginners, or best places to learn to snowboard, this might be the one.
View the full details of Les Deux Alpes beginners week on Skiworld.
Beginner ski packages
We think these are a good mix of the best beginner ski packages. Stay tuned as we’ll come back and update as we find more great deals!