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Top ten Ski resorts for every type of Skier, the UK’s fastest growing winter holiday company, have come up with their pick of the top ten ski destinations, for families, skiers, non-skiers and groups….

1. Best beginners’ skiing – Arinsal, Andorra

60% of Brits fall into the `beginner’ category so an unpretentious resort like Arinsal, away from the glare of Europe’s superior skiers and prices that are among the best value in western Europe is ideal.

A week’s skiing, with self catering accommodation in the Club Daina Apartments can be booked for £279 per person, based on 6 sharing, with return Gatwick flights (Manchester from £289) and transfers.

2. Best group ski resort – Söll, Austria


The Tyrolean resort of Söll is a great choice for a group of skiers travelling together. There is a good selection of properties that take groups and they vary from half board hotels to self catering apartments. All offer fantastic value for money. As well as this you can enjoy the lively après ski while taking advantage of the short transfer to resort and the 250km of marked piste.

A week’s skiing in the centrally located Schindlhaus Apartments can be booked from as little as £279 per person, based on 4 sharing on a self-catering basis, with return Gatwick flights (Manchester from £329) and transfers.

3. Best family ski resort – St. Johann, Austria

St. Johann is a great choice for a family, it’s main advantage being its location, just a little over an hour from Salzburg airport, with centrally located hotels, excellent English speaking ski schools and crèche facilities . The ski lifts, ski school and ski crèche, which operates in conjunction with the adult ski school, are all located within 100 metres of the centre.

A week stay at the centrally located Sporthotel Austria costs from £1,857 for 2 adults, 1 child under 12 years and an infant staying a spacious family room, departing from Gatwick on 9th Jan 2010. Full details can be found at

4. Best value skiing – Pas de la Casa, Andorra

The prize for best value ski holidays and best value après ski has to go Andorra for its duty free pricing, inexpensive, great value resorts. The happy hours, discos, lively cafes and restaurants also give the Andorran resort of Pas de la Casa its reputation as one of the liveliest resorts in the mountains.

A week’s skiing with self-catering accommodation at the Frontera Blanca apartments can be booked for just £249, with return Gatwick flights (Manchester £259) and transfers, based on 6 sharing.

5. Best advanced skiing – Val d’Isere, France

Val d’Isere is a traditional village that is now a world famous draw for skiers from around the world. Home to the men’s downhill in the 1992 Olympics it offers extensive, world-class skiing, amazing powder and great opportunities for off-piste adventures.

A week’s skiing costs from £279 per person, based on 4 sharing a self-catering apartment in the Residence Le Villeret with return Gatwick flights (Manchester £289) and transfers.

6. Best après ski - Livigno, Italy

Start early and finish late in the tax-free Italian resort of Livigno, with its reputation for great skiing, lively après ski and numerous watering holes. The resort has access to over 100kms of pistes and even more bars, clubs and reasonably prices restaurants.

A week’s stay at the 3* Casa Pozzi can be booked for just £309 per person, based on 2 sharing an apartment on a self catering basis, including return Gatwick flights and transfers.

7. Best ski & spa – Bad Gastein, Austria

The Austrian spa town of Bad Gastein is world renowned for the healing powers of its natural thermal waters. Its snow record is pretty good too, which makes it a perfect ski and spa combination for those looking to relax after pounding the slopes.

With its excellent facilities the Hotel Alpina offers a week’s skiing, based on 2 sharing, on a half board basis from just £489 per person including return Gatwick flight (Manchester £539) and transfers.

8. Best glacier skiing – Tignes, France

Tignes is one of Europe’s premier destinations for glacier skiing with the Grand Motte glacier dominating the surrounding area giving it one of the longest ski seasons in Europe. The resort is served by the large well linked L’Espace Killy ski area and offers access to over 300km (190 miles) of pistes.

7 nights self catering in the 3* Borsat IV apartments, based on 4 sharing, costs from just £299 per person including return Gatwick or Manchester flights and transfers.

9. Best ski weekend – Lillehammer, Norway

The former Winter Olympic ski resort of Lillehammer has all the ingredients of a great ski weekend, with guaranteed snow from November through to April, great skiing, lovely hotels and a short airport transfer. Non-skiers can enjoy tobogganing, luge, sleigh rides, ice-skating and snowy walks.

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