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What makes a great solo ski holiday?

By Emerald Life

Can you go on a ski holiday on your own? Of course! Skiing is a great solo trip idea that combines beautiful scenery, luxury accommodation and a great activity.

Many ski resorts are great social hubs for solo travellers to meet likeminded enthusiasts while you are also free to enjoy the slopes alone in peaceful contemplation.

Naturally travel insurance for ski trips remains important, especially if you're travelling solo. Solo travellers may benefit from some our travel insurance perks including consular care and cancellation cover as well as our optional ski travel insurance add-on.

Our ski insurance covers you if you can't ski due to lack of snowfall December to March, loss, theft or damage to your ski pass as well as ski hire fees and tuition if you fall ill. 

Learning to ski can be a rewarding experience so taking time out on your own for a solo trip is a great way to escape the mundane of the everyday. Skiing is also a great way to travel with friends while still having time to yourself – you can all ski solo at your own pace at then meet up again to relax in the evenings.

All that remains is to ask which are the best ski locations and resorts?

Val d’Isère, France

Val d’Isère is a very popular ski holiday destination. Linked to neighbouring Tignes to form a ski area of 300km of pistes and 94 lifts, the French resort offers high quality slopes with guaranteed snow. Its long season stretches from the end of November into the first week of May. Val d’Isere is also famous for its après courtesy of the Folie Douce, a high-altitude ski club offering dinner, DJs and drinks.

Courchevel, France

Nestled at the heart of the Alps, in the upper part of the Tarentaise Valley, Courchevel and its 6 villages are connected by ski lifts or free shuttle buses form a single ski-in / ski-out resort boasting multiple worlds.

Courchevel began in Saint-Bon with the construction of the resort’s first hotel in 1908: the Lac Bleu. Brimming over with history, it is home to a baroque church and typical mountain village streets, enjoying gentle tranquillity and exceptional panoramic views over the valley.

The pioneering resort of Courchevel 1850 offers luxury establishments from multi-starred hotels to cosy studios, apartments and charming mountain chalets of all sizes.

Les Deux Alpes, France

Les 2 Alpes was built in 1946 on the former high pastures of Venosc and Mont de Lans, two parish villages in the Isère where the northern and southern Alps meet. Les 2 Alpes' ski area is absolute paradise for ski holidays.

The resort opens from mid June to the end of August and again for French half term week at the end of October, and again for winter from the end of November until late April. The resort is linked with Venosc by gondola rather than piste.

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