The soft way back in - skiing can be so easy!

"Skiing is like riding a bike - you never forget!" This phrase has been repeated time and time again by all sorts of ski school instructors who are in charge of helping adult "students" get back on their skis. The carving technique is quite easy to relearn. However, many adults who are considering getting back into skiing after a long break, whether that be due to family matters or after an operation, find that their uncertainty and inhibition threshold are more intense than they thought - but be brave! We have a large selection of accommodations in ski areas for returning skiers available. Have a look!

The soft way back in - skiing can be so easy!
The soft way back in - skiing can be so easy!
Austria Trend Alpine Resort

Fieberbrunn

Austria Trend Alpine Resort ****

4 nights incl. lift pass & HB
from 02/12/18

92 % from 459
On the piste

Brief description

The comfortable 4-star Hotel Austria Trend Alpine Resort is located directly at the Doischberg lift and doorstep skiing is possible, provided the snow conditions allow it. The centre of Fieberbrunn is approx. 3 km away, a ski bus to St. Johann …

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Activity Sunny Hotel Sonne

Kirchberg

Activity Sunny Hotel Sonne ****

4 nights incl. lift pass & HB
from 24/03/19

New from 469
On the piste

Brief description

The cosy 4-stars Activity Sunny Hotel Sonne lies in Kirchberg, approx. 300 m from the centre and the shops. The 1,5 km away lift can be reached with the ski bus, that stops at the hotel or with the hotels own shuttle (09:00 - 11:00). If the snow …

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Résidence Signal du Prorel

Serre Chevalier

Résidence Signal du Prorel °°°

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 13/04/19

20 % from 269
On the piste

Brief description

The cosy Résidence Signal du Prorel, which was renovated in 2014, is located in the resort of Briançon/Serre Chevalier. The Prorel gondola is just a few metres away, allowing you to make your way into the ski area directly from the accommodation. …

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Résidence Backgammon

Les Coches

Résidence Backgammon °°°

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 20/04/19

New from 339
On the piste

Brief description

The cosy Résidence Backgammon is situated in Les Coches and offers an easy access to the pistes. If the snow conditions permit it, you can ski up to the accommodation. The nearest shopping facilities can be reached after approx. 500 m. The …

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Résidence Le Rond Point des Pistes

Tignes

Résidence Le Rond Point des Pistes °°°

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 27/04/19

58 % from 289
On the piste

Brief description

The cosy Résidence Le Rond Point des Pistes is located in Tignes Val Claret, directly near the shops, the piste and the Grande Motte lift. The Résidence provides you with a reception and parking spaces opposite the accommodation, as well as a …

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Hotel Schloss Lebenberg

Kitzbühel

Hotel Schloss Lebenberg ****+

3 nights incl. lift pass & HB
from 20/03/19

83 % from 619
Luxury

Brief description

The luxurious 4-star superior Hotel Schloss Lebenberg is located approx. 1.5 km from the centre and the lift. The hotel's own shuttle bus will bring you to the resort centre from 09:00 - 18:00. A cross-country track can be accessed approx. 300 m …

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Résidence Meijotel

Les 2 Alpes

Résidence Meijotel °°°

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 13/04/19

New from 409
On the piste

Brief description

The Résidence Meijotel is located centrally in Les 2 Alpes, no far from various après ski and shopping facilities. Situated directly at the chair lift "Jandri Express", this is the ideal starting point for skiers looking for direct access to the …

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Résidence Palafour

Tignes

Résidence Palafour °°°

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 30/03/19

New from 449
On the piste

Brief description

The ideally situated Résidence Palafour is located in the middle of Tignes Le Lac and allows for direct access to the pistes and a direct descent to the accommodation. The centre can be reached after just 50 m, where numerous shops, bars and …

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Holiday Hotel Alpenhof

Kitzbühel

Holiday Hotel Alpenhof °°°

3 nights incl. lift pass & HB
from 28/03/19

82 % from 319
Family

Brief description

The comfortable Holiday Hotel Alpenhof is located in Aurach, approx. 1 km from the resort centre. The ski area in Kitzbühel can be reached within approx. 4 km and the ski bus stops approx. 50 m from the accommodation. Access to a cross-country …

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Résidence L'Ours Blanc

Les 2 Alpes

Résidence L'Ours Blanc °°°°.

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 20/04/19

68 % from 279
Luxury

Brief description

The comfortable Résidence L'Ours Blanc is located in the centre of Les Deux Alpes, directly next to the piste and approx. 150 m from the lift "Le Diable". The accommodation offers a reception, Wi-Fi (payable locally) and a heated indoor swimming …

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Hotel Alte Post

Wörgl

Hotel Alte Post °°°

3 nights incl. lift pass & HB
from 20/03/19

New from 239
Family

Brief description

The family-friendly Hotel Alte Post lies directly in the centre of Wörgl. A ski bus stop can be found within the immediate vicinity. From here, guests can easily reach the approx. 12 km distant "Salvenbahn I" lift in Hopfgarten and access the …

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Résidence Le Front de Neige

Les Carroz d'Arâches

Résidence Le Front de Neige °°°

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 12/01/19

80 % from 269
On the piste

Brief description

The cosy Résidence Le Front de Neige is situated in the highest-located part of Les Carroz d'Arâches, directly on the piste and only a few metres from the lift. The resort centre can be reached within approx. 800 m, of which can be comfortably …

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Skiing: Why Start Again?

The better question is: "Why not?" Why did you start skiing in the first place? Maybe because it's fun to move so freely throughout nature, to take in the fresh mountain air, or to enjoy sports with family and friends. If it was fun back then, then it should certainly be fun now!

Small Steps, Big Progress

Believe in yourself and give it a go. As soon as you strap on your skis, it's only a matter of time before the feeling of safety comes back. What's important to remember is to not rush; take it slow and pace yourself along the soft practice slopes. Slowly remember the forgotten feeling of skiing and celebrate little victories - this helps eliminate the fear, allowing fun to come back all on its own. In any case, older beginners and returning skiers should participate in ski lessons. With the right motivation and a good teacher, anyone can learn how to ski (again) at any age.

Returning Skiers: The Right Equipment

With the carving revolution upon us, the form and application of the skiing model has changed quite a bit. Modern winter sports equipment open up many opportunities for diverse learning. However, there's a different skiing technique that's being applied. Therefore, a proper course for carving newcomers is incredibly sensible, even when the "student" is already of age and is already a skier. The big plus: thanks to rocker construction, skiing is much easier than before. Most returning skiers are astounded at their speedy progress.

Returning Skiers: What Should I Know?

In order to ease back into skiing, it's important to find a beginner-friendly ski area even if you've already conquered black pistes at some point in time. With wide, gentle pistes, it's easier to get the feeling of being comfortable on skis back. Afterwards, you'll notice what you can handle and can slowly work your way back to more demanding pistes. On our website, you have the chance to filter your search results so that you're shown beginner-friendly ski areas, or to find the most fitting ski area for returning skiers with our Ski Resort Finder. This can be seen not only in the levels of pistes available, but also with whether or not there are special ski schools and courses available. This way, you're sure to rediscover your love of skiing!