Finding over 50 ski trips

Growing older doesn’t have to mean giving up on exciting sports holidays. Pack your skis and start planning a thrilling break. Skiing is an excellent way to enjoy the fun of adrenaline-inducing exercise all the while appreciating gorgeous mountain views – what’s not to love?

If you’re keen to hit the slopes but don’t know where to find the right balance of excitement and comfort, get started with our guide to the best skiing holiday resources for the over 50s. You’re sure to find the perfect trip in no time.

Discovering the joys of skiing

Skiing and snowboarding are becoming increasingly popular among older enthusiasts, with Snowshoe Mountain claiming that baby boomers are making a comeback on the slopes. When you think of the exhilaration of whizzing down a slope as well as all of the health benefits of this fun sport – not to mention the beautiful locations and cosy chalets – the rise in the number of older skiers is no real surprise.

Joining a skiing club

A good place to find a dedicated group of older skiers is through the ARPSki over 50s ski club. Founded in 1997, the club has a nationwide membership and organises five or six skiing trips to comfortable chalets and suitable slopes every year. The Ski Club of Great Britain also offers a huge number of holidays all geared towards skiers who’re a little older – and you can choose from a trip to gentle slopes to a more challenging terrain depending on your skill level. Have a look at their Peak Experience packages and see if they have the perfect, pre-organised holiday for you.

Ski holidays are also often an excellent choice for single travellers, as they offer entertainment and fun trips to help you get to know your travelling companions. Check out some of the options available from Piste Pals, a ski company that helps you enjoy solo skiing trips all over the world.

When you’re looking to be inspired by the location, be sure to check out The Independent’s guide to the world’s best ski slopes. The Telegraph has also put together a comprehensive list of different ski holidays, including a profile for older skiers – well worth a look if you want to think outside the box for your next trip. Don’t forget to also sort out travel insurance as soon as you’ve booked your trip. Insuring your sports holiday when you’re over 50 can sometimes be a little tricky, so give yourself plenty of time to pick the right policy and have a read of our guide to getting the best holiday insurance

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19th Jan 2020
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I am looking for a learning to ski holiday mid March 2020, which includes lessons, equipment and lift passes. I am a single traveller, but happy to be in a group.
I have searched the internet and not found anything to meet these requirement.
Any ideas welcome.
2nd Jan 2020
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I am looking for a holiday end of March.
Andorra, France or Austria. Chalet or Half Board.
Intermediate skier. I’m just looking for a group or a gathering of like minded individuals.
23rd Mar 2019
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I'm looking for a ski holiday, I don't want to make milk! Your site is very confusing, how o I see the holidays on offer! If any! You've stated that you have over 160 holidays but how do I see them ?
5th Jan 2019
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Hi I am looking for a travel companion for a mini skiing holiday in February 10th for 4 or 5 days. I am an intermediate skier, prefer to take it easy on Blue runs.
4th Jan 2018
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Interested in ski holiday feb /march. Enjoy wide slopes competent but gentle runs please.
Have experience in Breckinridge blue/green runs. Torn between joining family on school holiday times or branching out on own! Help please.
15th Nov 2017
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Probably left it a bit late now but I am looking for a ski holiday Jan - Mar 2017. Retired, widower, senior recently taken up skiing, now had 5 sessions on dry ski slope, and hope to have many more before embarking on a beginners ski holiday. Comments, suggestions or ideas would be welcomed. Alan
15th Nov 2017
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Of course I meant to say Jan - Mar 2018
22nd May 2017
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Will be looking for a trip, probably Austria, in 2018
22nd Mar 2017
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I am looking forward to going on one of your snow ski trips!!!

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