Skiing for beginners

Get all the information you need to prepare for your very first ski holiday

If you’ve just booked or are thinking of booking your first ever skiing or snowboarding holiday, there might be a chance you’re feeling a little apprehensive – and that’s absolutely fine.

Sure, gliding down a slippery mountain strapped to a board or two does sound a little daunting. Trust us though - in practice skiing is huge amounts of fun and is easier than you might think. And like most things in life, it’s made even easier with a little forward planning. Follow our guide on skiing for beginners to make your first foray onto the slopes as fun as possible.

Try it first & get to the right place

Overcome Your Fear

Unless you are an experienced skiier, let’s face it: you will end up falling if you’re doing it for the first time. A tip we can give you is to manage your expectations. This will help you prepare yourself mentally and not get stressed out when you’re up on the slopes. The key is to always tell yourself that ‘falling’ is part of the fun of learning!

The right place for little beginners

If you are taking your little kids along for your ski holiday, Club Med is the best place to be. The resort includes an internationally certified ski trainer that will assist your children with lessons and ensure they are in safe hands so you can enjoy your holiday worry-free!

The right place for beginners of all ages

Just like the kids, Club Med also provides on-ground ski lessons for all ages with a great variety of slopes for you to begin with.

Additionally, our resort in Sahoro Hokkaido, Japan has newly added an indoor ski simulator that is perfect for beginners!

Get kitted out

Be prepared for the cold and wet

Our packing list below has everything you’ll need. It is important to note that Club Med packages do not include ski gears and you will have to pack your own.

As a beginner, you will end up sitting in snow quite often and we would like to ensure you pick practicality over style. Get a comfortable, warm and waterproof ski jacket and stock up on ski socks and gloves.

Your packing list:

Rent Your Equipment

Guests will not have to worry about bringing along any ski equipment during your ski holiday