b'01 0302 04BEST BEGINNER SKI RESORTS01 02 03 04 05Arinsal,Niederau,Pamporovo,Flaine,Soldeu, Andorra Austria BulgariaFranceAndorra Brilliant ski schoolsExcellent ski school,Sunny slopes withOne of the best snowHigh-standard hotels and beginner slopes. central nursery slopes.plenty of snow-making.records in Europe. at lower prices. Very affordable foodLoads of non-skiGentle pistes plus aA friendly resort withFree lift passes for and drink. activities to try.top-rated ski school. everything close at hand.kids up to 11 years.Accommodation toShort transferjustMore affordable thanWide nursery slopesPretty resort with a suit different budgets. 90mins from Innsbruck. other ski destinations.and friendly tuition. relaxed atmosphere. With free lift passes forThis pretty, family- Want to learn to skiFlaine is a fantastic placeAt the foot of the large kids up to 15 years old,friendly town isnt large,without splashing tooto learn in if youre in aGrandvalira ski area, and an amazing ski school,but its first-rate formuch cash? Head tomixed group, as all theSoldeu and neighbouring its worth making thelearners, with a fantasticPamporovo. This sunslopes end up in theEl Tarter have an slightly longer transferski school called the 1stsoaked resort gets 270centre of a wide snowincredible snow record to get to this AndorranWildschnau, and miledays of sunshine a year,bowl, including plenty ofand are perfect if youre resort. Practise yourupon mile of easy andand its easy-to-navigateeasy-going green runs. a beginner progressing turns on the brilliantintermediate runs to cutslopes and cheap-as- The modern resort isto an intermediate and beginner slopes andyour teeth on. Expertchips prices make it thesplit into two levels,are keen to get some wide, tree-lined runs forskiers in your group canperfect destination forFlaine Forum and Flainemiles under your belt. intermediates in the Palhead to nearby Auffach.first-time skiers whoFort, connected byFancy a deluxe stay? A Valley. Theres a big aprsAlso try snowshoeing orarent sure if snowsportsfuniculars, and what theybig proportion of the ski scene too, with ansleigh riding and join theare for them, andlack in traditional charmaccommodation is of 5* almost constant party atlocals for aprs in thedont want to spendthey make up for with astandard, but without the the bottom of the slopes.lively Cave Bar.thousands finding out. friendly welcome.usual price tag.TOP TIP: Make use of theTOP TIP: Try blue piste 21TOP TIP: Make the mostTOP TIP: If you want toTOP TIP: Head to the area mountain-top lockerson the Markbachjochof the affordable aprsexpand your horizons,above El Tarter for blue rather than carry yourfor gentle skiing withby checking out DaksFlaine is part of theruns where you can fine skis up and down daily. spectacular views.Bar for live music. Grand Massif ski area.tune your turns.146 SNOWMAGAZINE.COMBest resorts for beginners SL_RF_JW_SC_NEEDS IMAGES.indd 146 17/10/2019 15:53'