Ever thought of planning a solo ski trip? If your mates just aren’t into snow sports, or you can’t find dates to suit all of your group, or you just enjoy a bit of peace and quiet on the piste – whatever the reason, solo ski trips can be the ultimate way to relax and suit yourself, not to mention get first crack at the fresh tracks!
Planning a trip on your own offers the ultimate flexibility, but you don’t want to get stung by single supplements – that’s why booking your flights and accommodation independently is usually best value when travelling on your own. We’ve pulled together a selection of the best resorts to explore solo this season:
Wengen – Best for finding others to ski with
Not only is Wengen home to some spectacular scenery, which makes it a beautiful place to ski, it’s also home (as are many other Swiss resorts) to the Ski Club of Great Britain leaders. For a small fee you can join the club and enjoy free guiding from the Ski Club leaders who not only show you all the best spots on the mountain, but also host drinks and other social events in the evening. What’s more, once you’ve joined the club you can use your membership number to get an exclusive 5% discount on all PowderBeds accommodation. Hotels such as the Berghaus and the Wengener Hof also offer single rooms, and single tickets on a Swiss rail transfer make a solo trip very affordable.
Chamonix – Best for off the slopes entertainment
Chamonix is a big and well-established town, meaning there is tons to do and see off the slopes as well as on them. If you are worried about what to do when you’re not skiing or boarding then Chamonix is the perfect place to head as there is plenty to keep you entertained – you could head to the cinema or one of the many museums or art galleries. Being just an hour from Geneva, Chamonix also makes a great short break destination. We have several hotels, such as Hotel Gourmets and Italy, which offer flexible dates and lengths of stay as well as single rooms.
Whistler – Best for getting to know the locals
North American resorts are famous for their inclusive nature and friendly welcomes wherever you go. There are also many perks for solo travellers such as singles' lift lines, which often get you to the front of the queues much faster. Whistler in Canada also has ski hosts who meet each morning to show you round the mountain. They are often locals who can also give you the best tips on where to ski for the rest of the day, not to mention where to eat / drink in the evening, and it’s a great opportunity to meet people to ski with for the rest of the day.
Morzine – Best for short breaks and short transfers
This friendly resort is pretty lively, with lots of choice when it comes to eating and drinking. It's long been popular with Brits so there are plenty of familiar accents around if you fancy a chat. Being under one hour from Geneva, it’s easy to get great value transfers to Morzine and hotels such as the Chalet Philibert offer lovely single rooms on a half board basis, where you’ll enjoy their delicious Savoyard cuisine in the cosy chalet-style dining room.
Verbier – Best for meeting someone special
Verbier takes solo holidaying to the next level with their tongue-in-cheek singles' day! They have organised a special Valentine’s Day event for singles on the slopes - get your green arm band at the bottom of the lift and enjoy the ride up with other local singles. The event also has various meet ups throughout the day for food and drink to give everyone a chance to get to know each other better. Aside from the slopeside set ups on Valentine’s day, Verbier is also great for solo travellers offering a great range of bars and restaurants to try out and plenty of activities to keep you entertained both on the off the slopes.
Posted on Thursday 02 Feb 2017