Short on time but don’t want to miss out on the snow? Opt to go skiing for a long weekend to get your ski fix whilst making the most of your weekend. Ski trips are more flexible than ever. You don’t need to stick to the Saturday-Saturday, catered chalet type of holiday. You can now stay in a local’s house on the hill – show up on Thursday and leave on Sunday. Feel like a weekend jaunt to the Alps isn’t worth it? You might be wrong. Here are five reasons to go skiing for a long weekend.
5 Reasons to Go Skiing for a Long Weekend
1. Visit multiple resorts in one winter
If you’re time-poor, but have money to spare you can easily visit multiple different resorts over the winter season. What better way than to tick off some of your bucket list ski destinations? By going skiing for a long weekend, you can maximise your time on the slopes and still be at your desk by Monday. We suggest choosing resorts that lie close to the big airports such as Morzine & Avoriaz which are only 90 minutes from Geneva airport.
2. Ease of travel
Travelling outside of the usual Saturday – Saturday routine means you avoid hectic delays especially around school holidays. You get cheaper flights and can glide through the airport with only carry on luggage. Use tools like Skyscanner to get flight alerts. Type in your preferred airport & they’ll let you know when cheap flights are on offer. If you live in close proximity to London, you could choose the overnight train to maximise travel time and avoid the stress of having to think about accommodation for the first night.
3. Flexible accommodation
Nowadays there are so many options of where you could stay. Companies like Airbnb & HomeAway make finding a place for the weekend a breeze. We recommend choosing ski in- ski out accommodation so you can literally step outside and ride. No time wasted getting a bus or driving up the hill. In Avoriaz, most of their accommodation is right on the slopes, making it an obvious winner to go skiing for a long weekend.
4. Quiet ski slopes
As the weekends are usually a day of travel for most people, you often find the slopes to be completely empty. The restaurants aren’t full, there aren’t any lift lines and you aren’t elbowing anyone on your first powder run of the day. If this isn’t enough for you to book to go skiing for a long weekend. Well… I don’t know what will!
5. Weekend lessons with New Generation
Our lessons generally, have smaller group sizes on the weekends, meaning more personal feedback and time for improvement. Weekend group lessons run from Thursday to Saturday or Friday to Sunday, for just 2hrs a day. So you’ll have plenty of time to ski with friends and family over the rest of the weekend. And most importantly, our experienced instructors know the resorts inside out, so they’ll pick the most suitable terrain to build your confidence, and help you get the most of your short stay.
We hope these five reasons to go skiing for a long weekend have inspired you to cram as much fun as you can into a short break. If you leave on Thursday night and return on Sunday evening you will get three full days on the slopes. With the bonus of only having to take one day off work. Much more convenient, with less hassle. See you on the slopes!
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