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The Different Types of Ski Explained

Tue September 10, 2019

skis in snow with mountains in the background

Buying your own skis can make sense if you get out to the slopes regularly. You can avoid the queues at rental shops and be sure of the quality of your skis, bindings and any other equipment you purchase. But if you are booking a ski holiday this year with prices for a decent set starting around £450, you naturally want to make the right choice.

If you’re a novice skier, and tend to stick to well-groomed runs, then the type of ski you’re using probably won’t have a significant impact on your performance or the amount of fun you can have. As your experience and ability progresses however, your choice of ski takes on greater importance as it can improve your performance, speed, agility and safety on different terrain.

Ski technology really took off from around the early 1990s, and there is now a vast amount of choice on the market. For the uninitiated, that can make finding the right ski for your needs bewildering. In most cases it makes sense to browse the range in a shop and discuss your requirements with the staff there so they can help you find the right ski for your requirements and budget.

Whether you’re looking to buy, or simply to make an informed decision when it comes to renting a pair, take a read of this short guide for a lowdown on the different types of ski available, and to what kind of conditions they are most appropriate.


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The VIP SKI team are here to answer any question you may have about our holidays

The Best Ski Resorts for Beginners

Tue July 09, 2019

Standing a-top the mountain taking in the spectacular views, breathing in the fresh, alpine air and watching people zoom by on skis and snowboards, it is easy for beginners to get ahead of themselves. They may not have all the necessary skills just yet, but they can already envision themselves speeding down the mountain like Lindsay Vonn or Bode Miller.

If you’re planning a ski holiday with beginners soon, play it safe by choosing a resort that is appropriate for novice levels. This way, no matter how cocky your novice skier, you can rest assured they won’t risk injury by heading out onto an adventurous slope.

Here is the best selection of ski resorts most suitable for beginners:


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Skiing since the age of five and passionate about all things snow. On a mission to bring you the latest updates, news and features from all of our resorts.

Welcome to our new Chalet Specialists

Fri October 05, 2018

After bidding farewell to Georgia, our Meribel resort specialist, in July, we knew we had big boots to fill. Luckily we’ve welcomed Katie Durack and Libby Hunting to the team just in time to gear up for winter 2018/19.

We chatted with both of them to find out what they love about skiing and managed to get some insider tips on their favourite spots in Meribel and Val d’Isere.

What Katie did next....

Katie worked for us in winter 2016/17 as a chalet host in Indiana Lodge, Meribel. In between whipping up mouth-watering afternoon teas and keeping the chalet spik-and-span she could be found on the slopes, skiing every day no matter the weather.


Marketing Assistant

Skiing since the age of five and passionate about all things snow. On a mission to bring you the latest updates, news and features from all of our resorts.

10 Years of Altitude Lodge

Tue September 25, 2018

This winter marks a very special anniversary for VIP SKI. Ten years ago we collected the keys to ‘Le Griffin’ and embarked on a mammoth renovation project to build and create the now hugely popular Altitude Lodge.

We’ve delved into the archives and dug out some remarkable photos of the renovation process.

From this...to this!


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