The soft way back in - skiing can be so easy!

"Skiing is like riding a bike - you never forget!" This phrase has been repeated time and time again by all sorts of ski school instructors who are in charge of helping adult "students" get back on their skis. The carving technique is quite easy to relearn. However, many adults who are considering getting back into skiing after a long break, whether that be due to family matters or after an operation, find that their uncertainty and inhibition threshold are more intense than they thought - but be brave! We have a large selection of accommodations in ski areas for returning skiers available. Have a look!

The soft way back in - skiing can be so easy!
The soft way back in - skiing can be so easy!
Résidence L'Ours Blanc [value price]

Les 2 Alpes

Résidence L'Ours Blanc [value price] °°°°

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 11/30/19

87 % from $ 299
On the piste

Brief description

The comfortable Résidence L'Ours Blanc is located in the centre of Les Deux Alpes, directly next to the piste and approx. 150 m from the lift "Le Diable". The accommodation offers a reception, Wi-Fi (payable locally) and a heated indoor swimming …

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Posthotel Strengen am Arlberg

Strengen am Arlberg

Posthotel Strengen am Arlberg ***+

4 nights incl. lift pass & BB
from 12/01/19

95 % from $ 316
Spa

Brief description

The comfortable, 4-star Posthotel Strengen am Arlberg is situated in a central, yet quiet location in the identically-named resort Strengen. The free ski bus, which stops only approx. 200 m away, brings you comfortably to the approx. 17 km …

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Family Hotel Schloss Rosenegg

Fieberbrunn

Family Hotel Schloss Rosenegg ****

3 nights incl. lift pass & HB PLUS
from 12/18/19

80 % from $ 388
Family

Brief description

The comfortable 4-star Family Hotel Schloss Rosenegg lies approx. 1.5 km away from the centre and about 3 km away from the ski area Fiederbrunn. The ski bus stop is located around 100 m away from the accommodation and the cross-country network can …

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Hotel Alte Post

Wörgl

Hotel Alte Post °°.

3 nights incl. lift pass & HB
from 01/08/20

52 % from $ 310
Family

Brief description

The family-friendly Hotel Alte Post lies directly in the centre of Wörgl. A ski bus stop can be found within the immediate vicinity. From here, guests can easily reach the approx. 12 km distant "Salvenbahn I" lift in Hopfgarten and access the …

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Sporthotel Kogler

Mittersill

Sporthotel Kogler ****

4 nights incl. lift pass & HB
from 12/07/19

88 % from $ 570
Family

Brief description

The exclusive 4-star Sporthotel Kogler is located about 400 m from the centre of Mittersill and approx. 5 km from the lift Panoramabahn der Kitzbüheler Alpen, which offers you access in the ski area. The ski bus stop is directly at the house, as …

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Résidence Edelweiss

Les 2 Alpes

Résidence Edelweiss °°°

7 nights incl. lift pass
from 11/30/19

76 % from $ 236
Family

Brief description

The cosy Résidence Edelweiss lies in the heart of Les 2 Alpes. The pistes and lifts are just around the corner, the "Jandri" gondola is approx. 300 m away, the "Belle Etoile" lift only around 150 m. A big supermarket is approx. 100 m away and …

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Hotel Saalbacher Hof

Saalbach

Hotel Saalbacher Hof ****

4 nights incl. lift pass & HB
from 03/18/20

New from $ 1,099
On the piste

Brief description

The traditional, 4-star Hotel Saalbacher Hof is located in the heart of Saalbach, directly in the pedestrian zone. The lifts to the ski area Saalbach-Hinterglemm can be found in approx. 10 m. A cross-country trail can be reached within approx. 3 …

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Hotel Austria

Söll

Hotel Austria ***

3 nights incl. lift pass & BB
from 03/25/20

84 % from $ 336
Short breaks

Brief description

The cosy 3-star Hotel Austria is located in the centre of Söll, approx. 800 m away from the ski area Wkiwelt Wilder Kaiser and approx. 50 m away from the next ski bus stop. The hotel offers a reception, lift, café, bar, pub as well as …

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Sporthotel Fontana

Fieberbrunn

Sporthotel Fontana °°°°

3 nights incl. lift pass & HB
from 12/06/19

89 % from $ 386
On the piste

Brief description

The welcoming Sporthotel Fontana is located in a quiet and sunny spot directly at the Fieberbrunn ski lift. If snow conditions allow, ski-in all the way to the hotel is possible! The centre of Fieberbrunn is located approx. 3 km away, and the ski …

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Hotel Pezina

Flirsch

Hotel Pezina °°°

7 nights incl. lift pass & HB
from 03/28/20

87 % from $ 724
Family

Brief description

The comfortable Hotel Pezina is located in the centre of the village of Flirsch, approx. 30 m from the ski bus stop. The ski area and the famous party resort of St. Anton are approx. 13 km away and can be reached comfortably with the free ski bus …

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Hotel Schloss Lebenberg

Kitzbühel

Hotel Schloss Lebenberg ****+

3 nights incl. lift pass & HB
from 12/08/19

83 % from $ 538
Luxury

Brief description

The luxurious 4-star superior Hotel Schloss Lebenberg is located approx. 1.5 km from both the centre and the lift and also provides guests with a gorgeous panoramic view of Kitzbühel. The hotel's own shuttle bus will bring you to the resort centre …

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Hotel Taxacher

Kirchberg

Hotel Taxacher ***

2 nights incl. lift pass & HB
from 12/07/19

73 % from $ 249
Short breaks

Brief description

The traditional 3-star Hotel Taxacher lies at the resort edge of Kirchberg, approx. 1.5 km away from the resort centre and just about 700 metres away from the Maierl lift and 1.5 km from the lift Pengelstein 1. The ski bus stops approx. 50 m away. …

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Skiing: Why Start Again?

The better question is: "Why not?" Why did you start skiing in the first place? Maybe because it's fun to move so freely throughout nature, to take in the fresh mountain air, or to enjoy sports with family and friends. If it was fun back then, then it should certainly be fun now!

Small Steps, Big Progress

Believe in yourself and give it a go. As soon as you strap on your skis, it's only a matter of time before the feeling of safety comes back. What's important to remember is to not rush; take it slow and pace yourself along the soft practice slopes. Slowly remember the forgotten feeling of skiing and celebrate little victories - this helps eliminate the fear, allowing fun to come back all on its own. In any case, older beginners and returning skiers should participate in ski lessons. With the right motivation and a good teacher, anyone can learn how to ski (again) at any age.

Returning Skiers: The Right Equipment

With the carving revolution upon us, the form and application of the skiing model has changed quite a bit. Modern winter sports equipment open up many opportunities for diverse learning. However, there's a different skiing technique that's being applied. Therefore, a proper course for carving newcomers is incredibly sensible, even when the "student" is already of age and is already a skier. The big plus: thanks to rocker construction, skiing is much easier than before. Most returning skiers are astounded at their speedy progress.

Returning Skiers: What Should I Know?

In order to ease back into skiing, it's important to find a beginner-friendly ski area even if you've already conquered black pistes at some point in time. With wide, gentle pistes, it's easier to get the feeling of being comfortable on skis back. Afterwards, you'll notice what you can handle and can slowly work your way back to more demanding pistes. On our website, you have the chance to filter your search results so that you're shown beginner-friendly ski areas, or to find the most fitting ski area for returning skiers with our Ski Resort Finder. This can be seen not only in the levels of pistes available, but also with whether or not there are special ski schools and courses available. This way, you're sure to rediscover your love of skiing!