Hey there, Lykkers! Ready to dive into the world of skiing or snowboarding for the very first time? Exciting times lie ahead! But before you zip up those jackets and hit the slopes, let's talk about picking the perfect resort – because where you choose to carve the snow can truly make or break your experience, trust us.

1. Courchevel, France

Best for everybody, no matter the budget or skiing ability.

This place is an absolute gem for beginners and seasoned pros alike! Nestled in the stunning French Alps, Courchevel offers a dreamy playground for skiers and boarders. Plus, with easy access to The 3 Vallées, one of the world's best-linked ski areas, you'll have endless adventures awaiting you. From gentle pistes to exhilarating tree-lined trails, Courchevel has something for everyone.


Open Hours:9AM-6PM(Hours may differ on Mon.)

Official sites: courchevel.com

BOOK IT: Courchevel is an ideal destination for a snowy getaway, boasting exceptional mountain conditions and luxurious resort amenities. From impeccable slopes to upscale accommodations, including 'Palace' and 5-star hotels, as well as a variety of chalets, Courchevel offers something for every traveler.

With SNO Chalets(sno.co.uk), we've uncovered the widest selection of ski accommodations, ranging from affordable 7-night chalet holidays starting at £450 per person to extravagant properties with private spas and pools costing over £10,000 per person.

Best restaurants recommended:


POLAR CAFE offers a delectable array of sandwiches, pastries, tarts, quiches, and refreshing salads, accompanied by excellent coffee.

Price: Around 12€ for sandwich and drink.

Top tip: Due to its popularity and location, finding a table can be challenging, so aim to arrive early to secure your spot.


Their extensive menu features traditional Savoyard dishes like tartiflette and goat cheese salad, alongside delectable specialties such as a generously sized Beaufort tart, hearty omelets, and some of the tastiest fries you'll find on the mountain. Additionally, they offer a children's menu with pasta dishes and a burger option.

Price: From 11.50- 23.50€ for mains. Their "Daily Special" is around 18.50€.

Top tip: The service here is incredibly prompt, with orders arriving within minutes, so be prepared to dive into your meal as soon as it arrives!

2. Park City, Utah, USA

Best for a tiny transfer time and multiple beginner's zones.

If you're up for a transatlantic adventure, Park City should be on your radar! This charming town gained recognition after hosting the Alpine events of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games, and it's been a hotspot for snow lovers ever since.

With its tiny transfer times and multiple beginner zones, Park City is the perfect place to kickstart your skiing journey. And don't forget about Deer Valley's 'Wild West' – a dedicated beginner's zone that's accessible directly from the center of the resort by chairlift. How cool is that?

Park City

BOOK IT: Whether you prefer the charm of Park City's historic downtown main street or the tranquility of secluded out-of-town spots, this Utah resort offers an array of accommodation options.

With Ski Independence(www.ski-i.com), you can enjoy a 7-night stay starting at around £1000 per person. From budget-friendly lodgings to luxurious 5-star hotels like the Waldorf Astoria Park City, complete with its own gondola, there's something to suit every traveler's preferences and budget.

Best Restaurants in Park City, Utah


Price range for entrees: Lunch $16 to $22; breakfast $9 to $18

Recommended dish: Hotcake

Ever since it opened its doors in 2016, Five5eeds has been the ultimate destination in Park City for breakfast, lunch, and brunch. Executive Chef Emma Leigh Hunsaker's menu is filled with dishes that are not just visually stunning but also bursting with flavor.

Don't miss out on their famous hotcake adorned with fresh berries, perfect for your Instagram feed, or the tantalizing shakshouka, a Moroccan-inspired baked eggs dish.

Address: 1600 Snow Creek Drive EF, Park City, UT 84060

Details: five5eeds.com; 435-901-8242

The Lakehouse at Deer Creek

Price range for entrees: $19 to $115

Recommended dish: Chef's savory meat pie

Located approximately 25 miles from downtown Park City, The Lakehouse at Deer Creek is akin to Utah's version of Chez Panisse in Northern California. Situated right on the water's edge, it boasts breathtaking panoramic views of Deer Creek through its spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows.

Address: 5317 U.S. Route 189, Heber City, UT 84032

Details: thelakehouseatdeercreek.com; 435-210-7474

So, dear Lykkers, why wait? Dive headfirst into your snow-filled adventure! With top-tier ski schools, breathtaking landscapes, and accommodations to suit every taste, these resorts guarantee an unforgettable experience.