As fun as summer adventures can be; renting a campervan and going for a road trip, relaxing by the azure sea, hiking under the warm sun or enjoying water sports, you should not forget about the magic of winter trips - in particular, skiing holidays! There’s nothing quite like waking up early to snow behind your window and a big, filling breakfast and a cup of hot tea or coffee, followed by grabbing your pair of skis and setting off for a day of fun on the slopes.
The beauty of going on a skiing holiday is that everyone can find what they like most - from snowboards to freestyle skis, from blue slopes to going off-piste, there’s nothing quite like spending the day on the snow and meeting up after for an apres-ski. Trust me, you will have a lot of fun and at the end of the day your warm bed will feel like paradise!
Are you looking to go on a ski holidays in the UK? We compiled a list of the best UK ski resorts, so you choose your perfect winter vacation based on exactly what you expect from your ski holiday. Enjoy the read and start polishing your skis!
Raise, Helvellyn, Cumbria
The Lake District Club is a resort located in the north of England and offers nine pistes in total with a button lift to get to each. Though this resort is a lot of fun and offers pistes, some of which are up to a mile long, it is best for experienced skiers, as the hills are quite steep. It is the perfect place for some off-piste fun though! If you are visiting for more days, you can safely leave your equipment at the bottom in a little hut.
Maybe The Lake District didn’t tickle your fancy because you are a beginner and worried that it might be too difficult? Well, Allenheads is the perfect place for you! A great ski resort to learn to ski and practice your skills. Although membership is required, it is very easy to get it and in the end it will cost you less than buying passes for many other ski resorts. There is a cabin on the slopes and the Allenheads village is a short walk away!
Yad Moss, Cumbria
If you are an experienced or intermediate skier, and there is nobody in your group that is a beginner, we would strongly recommend this resort! With eight slopes, mostly red and some blue, you can either buy a membership pass or a day ticket. As this is quite a popular resort, it is best to buy tickets in advance as sometimes the number of tickets sold is restricted as to provide skiers with the best experience they can have.
Glenshee, Perth and Kinross
This one is definitely worth a visit, one of the best and biggest UK ski resorts, it is in Scotland and offers 36 different slopes! Perfect for any skier, from beginners to freestyle riders, you can find easy blue pistes, beautiful black ones and even perfect off-piste terrain. There are also many jumps and even a testing slalom race track and you can hire equipment on-site. With a cafe on the slopes, this resort is open from December to April and offers you one of the most amazing ski holidays in the UK and even offers many last minute ski deals!
CairnGorm Mountain, Aviemore
This resort boast with a Snowfactory, a piece of equipment that can produce a lot of snow in any weather, which means it is the safest bet in unpredictable weather conditions. A large resort, perfect for unforgettable ski holidays in the UK, you can expect over 30 km of pistes, ranging from blue to black. There is even a ski school for those unsure of jetting off on the slopes alone. With a cafe on the slopes and stunning views, this resort should definitely be on your list!
So what are you waiting for? Choose your favourite resort, book a cabin or a hotel and get those skiing passes! You’ll be rewarded with a winter vacation like no other and will get to relax in a completely different way. Also, with all the physical exercise of skiing you don’t have to worry about Christmas weight gain… it’s a win-win!