Ski areas for beginners - wide and easy pistes!

The first time can be difficult - but it doesn't have to be. Those who are considering making their first moves on the piste will be tremendously relieved when finding the right conditions for them in the ski area. You can tell that a ski area is designed for beginners based on several different factors that should be present. Blue pistes are flat and usually wide, allowing for plenty of space to make your first turns during your ski holiday. A large selection of easy, blue pistes near the valley is optimal for beginners. Special, separated beginner areas provide for safety, especially for children. Magic carpets and rope lifts will take you up the mountain. Far away from the action normally found on the piste, you can take your time and consider your first ride down the piste under the watchful eye of a well-trained ski and snowboard instructor.

We're presenting a selection of ski areas to you here, all of which offer the right conditions for beginners, like a large selection of blue pistes, a special beginners area, and a good ski school.

Ski areas for beginners - wide and easy pistes!
Ski areas for beginners - wide and easy pistes!
Les Villages du Bachat [value price]

Chamrousse

Les Villages du Bachat [value price] °°°.

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

84 % from 189
On the piste

Brief description

The popular apartments that comprise Les Villages du Bachat (formerly Le Domaine de l'Arselle) are located in the chalet village Bachat-Bouloud in Chamrousse 1700. The buildings are located 50 - 600 m from the piste, and with the chairlift …

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Les Hauts de Valmeinier [value price]

Valmeinier

Les Hauts de Valmeinier [value price] ****

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 23/03/19

92 % from 259
On the piste

Brief description

The 4-star chalet-style accommodation Les Hauts de Valmeinier is situated in the highest part of Valmeinier, directly on the slope. Restaurants, supermarkets and sports shops are located nearby. The centre is only approx. 250 m away. The …

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Hotel Pezina

Flirsch

Hotel Pezina °°°

7 nights incl. lift pass & HB
from 23/03/19

86 % from 599
Family

Brief description

The comfortable Hotel Pezina is located in the centre of the village of Flirsch, approx. 30 m from the ski bus stop. The ski area and the famous party resort of St. Anton are approx. 13 km away and can be reached comfortably with the free ski bus …

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Alpenhotel Ramsauerhof

Hippach - Schwendau - Ramsau

Alpenhotel Ramsauerhof ****

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

95 % from 759
Glacier

Brief description

The comfortable 4-star Alpine Hotel Ramsauerhof is located approx. 500 m from the resort centre and approx. 2.5 km from the Horberg lift. There is a ski bus stop directly in front of the house, and you can reach the next train station of the …

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Hotel Alpina

Hippach - Schwendau - Ramsau

Hotel Alpina °°°

7 nights incl. lift pass & HB PLUS
from 02/03/19

87 % from 799
Glacier

Brief description

The family-run Hotel Alpina is located idyllically in Schwendau. The Horberg lift can be reached within approx. 900 m, the ski bus departs approx. 50 m from the accommodation. To the resort centre of Hippach, as well as to the train station of the …

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Les Alpages de Val Cenis [value price]

Val Cenis

Les Alpages de Val Cenis [value price] °°°°°

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

96 % from 309
Luxury

Brief description

One of our most comfortable accommodations in France, Les Alpages de Val Cenis, is situated in the Lanslebourg district, only 100 m from the ski lift. If the snow conditions allow it, ski-in to the accommodation is possible. The resort centre of …

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Chalets Grand Panorama II [value price]

Valmeinier

Chalets Grand Panorama II [value price] °°°.

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

83 % from 229
On the piste

Brief description

The wooden-clad Résidence Chalets Grand Panorama II comprises two apartment buildings and various free-standing chalets. The cosy accommodations are located in Valmeinier 1800, in close proximity to the pistes, so that you can ski to within 50 m …

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Le Hameau du Puy [value price]

SuperDévoluy

Le Hameau du Puy [value price] °°°°

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

93 % from 189
Low Cost

Brief description

The Chalet-Residence Le Hameau du Puy is one of the most comfortable accommodations in SuperDévoluy. It comprises a main building and various semi-chalets. The residence is situated in close proximity to the lifts (approx. 300 m). Shops, bars and …

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Résidence La Turra [value price]

Valfréjus

Résidence La Turra [value price] °°°°.

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

89 % from 189
Luxury

Brief description

The popular Résidence La Turra is one of our most beautiful residences in France and is located directly on the piste. The resort centre is only approx. 300 m away. The first-class facilities include a reception with free Wi-Fi access, luggage …

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Schmiedhof

Kaltenbach - Ried - Stumm

Schmiedhof °°°

7 nights incl. lift pass & HB PLUS
from 23/03/19

54 % from 579
Glacier

Brief description

The accommodation Schmiedhof was renovated in 2014 an is situated in Stumm, about 700 m away from the centre. There is a ski bus stop at the accommodation and the ski lifts in Kaltenbach are approx. 3 km away. The nearest shopping facilities are …

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Résidence Les Chalets du Verdon [value price]

Val d'Allos (Pra Loup)

Résidence Les Chalets du Verdon [value price] °°°°

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 06/04/19

78 % from 169
On the piste

Brief description

The comfortable Résidence Les Chalets du Verdon is located in Val d'Allos - La Foux, directly on the piste and in close proximity to the lift and various shops and restaurants. The free ski bus stops approx. 100 m from the building. The modern …

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Les Chalets de SuperDévoluy [value price]

SuperDévoluy

Les Chalets de SuperDévoluy [value price] °°°

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 06/04/19

80 % from 129
Low Cost

Brief description

The cosy Chalets de SuperDévoluy are situated in the heart of SuperDévoluy and offer great views. The nearest lifts are only approx. 200 m away. The resort centre with pubs, restaurants and numerous shops is also only approx. 100 - 200 m from the …

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Why Start Skiing?

Sure, learning how to ski is a bit expensive. However, there are so many reasons why you should take on this challenge. The first starts as soon as you arrive in resort and see the mountains for the first time. The next morning, you wake up and see that it's snowed! When being one of the first skiers on the piste, you get to see your trail behind you in the fresh snow, all the while enjoying the fresh mountain air in your face. Afterwards, it's off to eat a nice, hot meal in a ski hut, where you can just sit in the sun and take in the amazing views all around you. Is that enough incentive?

Finding the Right Beginner Ski Area

When searching for beginner-friendly ski areas for your ski holiday, you should keep an eye out for easy ski areas that have a majority of blue pistes, which you can practice on. Blue pistes aren't very steep and are wide enough to turn on. Moreover, a quiet ski area for is great for beginners so that you can really use up the space available and keep an eye on the overall situation. We offer a Ski Resort Finder on our website, which helps you find the perfect ski area just for you – whether it be in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, or France.

Beginner Ski Holiday: What Should I Know?

As most beginners usually don't have their own equipment, many resorts have equipment hire and ski lessons that you can additionally book, allowing you to be perfectly prepared for fun on the piste. Sun protection is often a factor quickly forgotten during winter holidays - and it's a crying shame! Sunscreen, as well as ski goggles or sunglasses, should always be on hand. With these provisions and the right ski area, nothing should go wrong - good luck!