Advice for beginner skiers:  Head to Banff or Killington

Top US and Canadian Ski Resorts are suitable for all types of skier ability say  Online ski travel specialists have revealed UK holidaymakers prefer to learn to ski in the USA and Canada due to the type of ski resort available.

Canada and United States ski destinations cater for families as well as couples and have plenty of non-ski activities ranging from visiting local attractions to nightlife.

Jon Pearce of Ski-Direct said, “We get a lot of couples who range in ski experience, some have skied for years and their partners have never skied before, we often find that the American and Canadian ski resorts suit couples with ranging abilities best.”

Top 5 ski holidays in the USA and Canada for beginner skiers:

1. Jasper

2. Banff

3. Tremblant

4. Breckenridge

5. Killington.

Famous ski resorts such as Whistler in Canada and Vail in the US are great for skiers of all abilities as well as snowboarders, whilst US resorts like Steamboat and Snowbird are better for beginners, Banff (in Canada) and Winter Park are great for intermediates and Vail or Park City are better suited to expert skiers.

Top 5 ski holidays for advanced skiers in North America and Canada:

1. Whistler

2. Vail

3. Copper Mountain

4. Aspen

5. Park City

Jon continues to say, “United States and Canadian skiing holidays are great for families as they have plenty of activities for children and adults alike.”

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Ski direct is one of the UK’s best ski specialists, selling ski & snowboard holidays to Austria, France, Italy, Canada, USA, America, Bulgaria, Andorra, Switzerland, Romania, Slovenia, and Sweden.  The Ski-Direct team have over 100 years combined experience of Skiing and selling Ski holidays, and they’re people who ski with their families and friends in ski resorts across Europe and North America.

They work with all the major Tour Operators including Inghams, Neilson, Airtours, First Choice and Crystal Ski, as well as the specialist Ski companies such as Ski Total, Ski Esprit, Skiworld and Mark Warner.

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