Welcome to the the First Time Skier Website
The aim of this website is to help those of you contemplating your first skiing holiday to plan your trip, prepare everything you need to take, know what to expect when you get there and help you have an enjoyable, hassle free holiday. Those of you who have already been skiing once or twice may well find something of interest here too.
Skiing is accessible to anyone of moderate fitness, and need not be as expensive as you think, and is one of the most enjoyable holidays you can take; alone, with friends, or as an ideal family holiday. Gliding down a slope, enjoying the beautiful scenery, breathing fresh mountain air, stopping at mountain cafes for a mid morning coffee or an afternoon beer, even picnics on the slopes.... What's not to like!!!
Here at First Time Skier we have a strong 'holiday ethic' and can't wait to get back on the slopes every year, be warned you may get hooked!
Follow our guides for advice on how to choose your holiday, tips on travel, what to take, what to wear, equipment hire and how to have the best holiday on a budget. Our record is a week skiing in the Alps at Xmas for 4 people, including travel, accommodation in a large apartment, lift passes and equipment hire all for £850 in total, and it can be done cheaper!