5 Ways to get your Summer Ski Fix
It is a long wait between ski seasons in Europe. The wait is almost bearable if you’re are a resort worker. But for most of us who can only fit in a one week holiday it is 51 long weeks. So what can you do to get your winter sport fix during the long hot summer months?
1. Indoor and Dry Slopes
There are 100’s of these dotted around the UK, some big and some very small. You can find a full list of slopes on the Ski Club of Great Britain web site. There will be one close to you and they should have a small range of ski hire equipment to. In fact why you are at it you may as well take some non-skiing friends along and try and tempt them into taking it. A double bonus is that if you can then convince them to come on your next holiday you will get a bigger group discount, which is time well spent.
2. Water Skiing and Wakeboarding
Admittedly it isn’t the same. For a novice it can be a bit like spending time on a slush drag lift. And a it can work out to cost a lot more than a week’s skiing. And you get wet. But if all that doesn’t put you off then it is a good way to feel that comforting leg burn that you get after a good day hooning around the slopes.
3. Head Down Under
You could probably fit the whole of Australia’s and New Zealand’s ski runs into the Three Valleys, (not an actual fact). Sadly we don’t offer catered ski holidays there and there is a long flight to consider. But that shouldn’t put you off. The skiing is actually very good in both countries. What more could you want from a bit of summer skiing than to be carving down the mountains of Mordor with a tinny instead of a Demis.
4. Create a Ski Holiday at Home
For more information on how to create a ski holiday at home read this handy guide.
5. Find a Glacier in Europe
There are some wonderful glaciers that are open for skiing during the summer. You could even pop over for the weekend. Our favourite is located just down the road from our spiritual home of Meribel, in Tignes. There is also a great one in Zermatt although it will take you about an hour to get to it from the resort.
Or you could just spend the summer reading Ski Magazines, watching Snowboarding Videos and deciding which chalet you will stay in this winter.