The snow season is in full swing! Most Dutch winter athletes travel mostly to Austria, France or Switzerland. Despite the great atmosphere, the sports days and the cosy evenings, there are also skiers, who prefer a quieter ski area. Popular winter sport resorts are often huge with a large amount of visitors throughout the year. Today, we explain you the advantages and disadvantages of unknown ski areas and we will give you some tips!
Advantages of unknown ski areas
Apart from the fact that it’s always fun to explore unfamiliar territory with a reliable sleeping bag, unknown ski resorts are also much cheaper! Because there is less demand for such areas, the prices of accommodation are in General fairly low. Unknown ski areas are also often smaller and thus the price of a ski pass is also lower than in the known areas. A further advantage is that’s barely or only a few queues for the ski lifts are and that you have enough space in the ski huts, there to enjoy lunch or something to drink. No waiting time, just sit down and enjoy! In addition, small ski resorts for winter sports with children are very suitable. The slopes are smaller, less busy and therefore easier for parents. Generally applies to that unknown ski resorts are a bit smaller and therefore especially attractive for beginners and slightly advanced. If you have more experience, then it could be that these areas may be too small or the slopes are not enough challenging for you. Therefore, we recommend advanced skiers or snowboarders in a unbekannterem ski resort that they first understand whether challenging slopes for them.
An unidentified ski resort in a popular winter sports country is Dachstein in Austria. As one of a few unknown ski areas is Dachstein for slightly advanced or advanced skiers. You will find there are many varied red runs. For beginners, this area of less is attractive, because there are not many blue slopes.
Val di Sol, Italy
Is suitable for beginners and slightly advanced, Val di Sol in Italy. In this ski resort, you will find mostly Italians, who probably come for the Sun. The sun shines here a lot and that makes pleasant winter sports. Can you imagine already, that you sit with a delicious Italian pasta in the Sun?
Not too much money, little experience with winter sports and you want to spend on winter sports? Then, Pamporovo in Bulgaria would be a good option. It is a quiet and small area, designed especially for beginners. This area can be reached best by plane, because drive you would be about 2 days on the road. We were talking about just by plane, have you considered times winter sports outside of Europe? This is a way! The United States, Canada and Australia are perfect for winter sports. Keep in mind that the winter in these countries is not always at the same time with ‘our’ winter. In Southern Australia for example, the winter sport season from July to October is perfect, but during our winter months it’s summer there. For countries outside Europe is true, that it is not affordable bottom line, because you have to pay also airline tickets.
Language unknown ski resorts
However, there are a few things you should think if you go to unknown ski areas about. Unknown ski areas, it is more difficult to find for example a ski instructor, who speaks German. If this is important to you, please inform then the tour operator or accommodation whether ski lessons are available in the German language.
Since the ski area is smaller, there are less people and the atmosphere of unknown regions is often quiet, not the place will be to enjoy the après-ski in the late hours. Of course, there’s the night life in small villages, but when you travel especially for the après-ski experience in winter sports, then you can choose better for popular areas.