Take to the slopes
Fancy yourself as a bit of a skier? Or maybe snowboarding is more your thing? Have you got all the gear but no idea, then maybe the best après-ski is what you’re looking for…
Lets hit the slopes!
There’s no holiday like a ski holiday. Questor Travel honestly believes that once you’ve experienced a holiday on the slopes, you’ll never look back. Even the biggest sun worshipers will be swapping their sun lounger for a lift pass.
Our experts can talk you through your options, whether you’re looking for a family break in the beautiful town of Morzine or an exhilarating group holiday a little further afield in the breathtaking town of Whistler. We have hotels, apartments, chalets and villas all with every type of board basis available.
And don’t think you have to know what you’re doing, everybody has to start somewhere; our ski holidays cater for absolute beginners and undeniable pros.
You don’t have to ski on a ski holiday
Does this all sound a little energetic for you? Fear not, a winter break doesn’t have to be action-packed. Questor Travel has teamed up with countless ski holiday providers to make sure you guys get exactly what you want. A beginners holiday with skiing lessons or a private chalet with your own chef, all options and all budgets are catered for. Give us a call and we’ll chat through your options.
The variety that a ski holiday offers is endless, you can wave off the ski enthusiasts and kick back with a good book, take in the stunning landscapes from your hot tub, indulge in a bit of shopping, enjoy a coffee in a local coffee shop or even head off for the spa. With the locations we have available, there’s something available for everybody.
With our alternative winter sports ‘hitting the slopes’ doesn’t mean you have to be putting on a pair of skis. Have you ever wondered how it would feel to be pulled through the untouched snow by a husky-drawn sleigh? Or has the adrenaline junkie in you always wanted to experience the exhilaration of a bob-sleigh? We’re pretty sure our choice of alternative snow sports will include something you’ll love.
Ski Holiday Locations
Your winter break experience will be dependant on where in the world you choose and believe us, this will be your most difficult decision; each and every ski resort offers stunning landscapes, beautiful towns and excellent après-ski. From the glamorous resort of Val D’Isere in France to the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe in North America. We cover all of the top ski resorts; France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, USA, Japan…need we go on. Here are a few of our favourites:
France remains one of the most popular choices of ski resorts for anybody looking to hit the slopes. With the amount of choice available, it really is no surprise. For us Brits, the resorts in France are easily accessible with the Eurostar being the transport of choice. Eurostar has dedicated trains for skiers to travel from London St Pancras or Ashford, Kent directly to the Alps. The snow is long-lasting and pretty reliable…as is the après-ski! Great slopes, great bars and great food, what more could you want?
Skiing and other winter sports in Bulgaria are becoming more and more popular and it’s easy to see why. Despite its popularity, Bulgaria remains to offer great value-for-money so it’s an attractive choice for families and groups alike. Because of the cheaper prices, it’s the perfect spot to learn to ski or snowboard because you’re not spending as much as you might do in the more expensive resorts. The après-ski is buzzing yet the towns still retain their traditional cultures.
You don’t have to be a pro to justify travelling a little further afield. Whistler is absolutely stunning and with loads of awards naming it the number one ski resort in the USA and Canada, Whistler is undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest ski destinations. The prices in the resort are slightly higher than in the surrounding areas but believe us when we say the pitchers of beer, ribs and wings are excellent. Whistler has to be experienced to be believed.
Types of Accommodation
The types of accommodation available for a ski holiday is varied. If you’re not sure what’s best for you; a family hotel on the slopes, a self-catered apartment close to the town or a catered chalet, (after all you might be too tired to cook) we’re here to chat through your options.
It’s what you’ve been dreaming of, a cosy chalet nestled in the stunning surroundings of your ski resort. Get back after a day on the slopes and cosy up by the fire or hop in the hot tub. Catered chalets allow you the time to really kick-back and enjoy the time you have with your friends and family.
Hotels are a great choice if you want all the amenities on your doorstep. Swimming pools, gyms, spa facilities and shopping as well as bars and restaurants. Of course, the choices are abundant, we cater for all budgets, group sizes and families and offer anything from popular hotel chains to smaller, family-run hotels. You can decide on your board-basis depending on your preferences, bed and breakfast so you start your day with a good feed or half-board if you’d like to know you have a hot meal just a short walk from your room.
A self-catering apartment offers you the flexibility to come and go as you please, eat what you want when you want. It gives you the freedom to sample the local cuisine in the nearby restaurants.
The cost of apartments vary. Apartments can be a great option if you’re on a budget, however, there are also high-end apartments available if you’d rather not sacrifice a little luxury.
All-inclusive ski holidays are a great way of knowing exactly how much you’re going to spend. The cost covers everything whilst you are in the resort.
Types of Winter Sports
Perhaps you’ve tried to ski and it’s not your thing, you resembled Bambi more than you did Lindsey Vonn! Questor Travel wants to ease your pain and show you that there’s a winter sport in our resorts for everyone.
Snow Mountain Biking
Hire a ‘fat-bike’ for around 40 euros and set your pulse racing with some snow mountain biking. It’s fast, it’s fun, it’s just like riding a bike.
Not for the faint-hearted. Bobsleighing will see you travelling down the mountain paths at over 80mph. You’ll be given the training to keep safe but if you really want to get the adrenaline pumping, this one’s for you. Prices range from 40 – 295 euros.
This is an alternative way to take in the beautiful landscapes of the mountains and forests. Sit back whilst you’re pulled along by a pack of Husky dogs, however, don’t think this isn’t going to get your heart racing, these dogs travel at some speed. It costs from 200 euros.
For the romantic in you, you’ll be hard pushed to find a resort that doesn’t boast one or more ice rinks. Gliding across the ice in beautiful, snowy surroundings is quite a unique experience. Better still, most of the ice rinks are free.
If all else fails…who said making snow angels isn’t a sport!