Choosing the right Alpine resort for your upcoming holiday may not be as easy as it seems. Both Switzerland and France offer the sort of Alpine holiday that is straight out of a winter commercial. Depending on how much experience you have on the slopes, whether you want to enjoy activities that don’t require skis or a snowboard, or you simply want to enjoy a White Christmas, it can be hard to know which resort is right for your needs.
To help make this decision a little easier, we have put together a list of the most important factors to consider when choosing an Alpine resort.
How to Choose the Right Alpine Resort
Some of the top things to consider when selecting an Alpine resort include the following:
- Ski experience. If you are hoping to hit the slopes, it makes sense to look for ski resorts that have a good range of skiing options. Depending on your experience level, you may want to look for a resort that offers lessons, or one that is suited to experienced skiers. Either way, resorts that offer equipment hire, ski centres and other options will be a great choice for anyone wanting to enjoy a bit of time on the slopes.
- Resort facilities. Another feature to consider is the quality of facilities on offer at the resort, over and beyond ski facilities. What to the suites or rooms offer? What dining options are offered? Is there a place for kids to go and have fun while parents enjoy some quiet time? Is there a spa or any other facilities on offer that will enhance your stay?
- Non-ski activities. On that note, it is also a good idea to look for resorts that cater to non-skiers as well as skiers. Although some members of your travel group may want to ski or snowboard, others may simply want to enjoy the beauty of an Alpine Village without taking to the slopes. Look for resorts that have a range of activities that are suitable for all ages.
- Overall value. Finally, it is also good to keep overall value in mind. All inclusive resorts are almost always the best choice, as they give you a well-rounded holiday without hidden costs. Most packages typically include flights along with accommodation and selected meals and activities. This can be extremely useful if you are on a tight budget.
Once you have a better idea of what to look for, it should be easier to choose whether you want to try a Swiss or French Alpine resort for your upcoming ski holiday.