Why We’re Excited About The Return Of Ski Trips…

Ski School Stories

Whether you’re an absolute beginner, learning the ropes, or an intermediate trying to take the next step on your journey to mastering your chosen snow sport there’s something fun about getting to the end of the day and reflecting on the highs and lows of your education. Sure, that high-speed collision with your friend might have hurt a bit but it also was, in hindsight, a perfect moment of slapstick with all the comedic ingredients required to make it a spaghetti lol-ognese.

Maybe you treated yourself to a freestyle lesson, maybe you managed to get two inches of air and landed that safely without injuring yourself. Or maybe you accidentally slid into a ski school made up entirely of tiny French children, and maybe one of the tiny French shredders came up to you afterwards and clipped you round the ear for it and you just had to sit there and say “Yeah, fair play. I deserved that.”

Wherever you are on the skiing / snowboarding talent spectrum, ski school stories are a fundamental part of the ski holiday experience. You’re never too old to learn.

The Food

Food just tastes better in the mountains. Don’t @ us.

The Snow

Obviously we get snow here in the UK but it’s never quite the same, is it? If it even settles at all, it’s more often than not incredibly slushy after a solitary morning of mucking about and isn’t usually anything to write home about. You might get lucky in the Scottish ski resorts or up on the higher reaches of the Lake District, of course, but most of the time… snow in the British Isles is pretty pants.

The kind of snow you get on holiday though? Boy, that’s a whole different kettle of fish. Snow on holiday is extra special, snow on holiday is fun for days on end, snow on holiday makes you want to dive headfirst and roll about on the floor like a dog with an itch. There really is no business like holiday snow business.

The Après

In the same way that we all missed the pub during lockdown, we’ve all missed the vibe of the après ski haven’t we? That get together with friends at the end of the day, that first pint, that first moment of tears-in-your-eyes laughter; we don’t mean to get too real with you all but there is something special about it.

Whether you’re all about tying one on, and cutting loose on the floor with your… err… ‘moves’, or keeping it casual in a quieter, more out of the way, establishment, the feel good après times are all set to return. Speaking of non-skiing activities btw, quick shoutout for all those fun activities that elevate the ski trip experience in their own way. The sledding, the cheeky visit to the spa (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it), the snowmobiling; enjoyable stuff like that. Are you buzzing yet? We’re buzzing.


With Crystal Ski Holidays, there’s a choice of over 100 resorts and more than 15 UK airports. There’s also three easy ways to book – online, via phone, or in one of their hubs. All of their holidays include flights, transfers and accommodation as standard. You can add lift passes, equipment hire, and ski school booking so everything’s ready for when you arrive. 

Throughout your experience with Crystal Ski Holidays you’ll get expert service every step of the way (this lot know what they’re doing, and take the faff out of the equation). You can download the free Ski Explorer app to get up-to-date snow reports, resort info and more.

Travel’s naturally all a bit uncertain at the moment but you can rest assured that Crystal Ski Holidays serve up ABTA & ATOL protected ski packages. They’re also promising COVID-19 flexibility, fee-free changes and package refund guarantee.

Head to the Crystal Ski Holidays website for more information on the Crystal Holiday Promise. 

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