Ski Holidays

Ski Holidays

Does your idea of a ski holiday involve bombing down the slopes at full speed, leisurely carving through the snow, or ploughing your way down the smallest of snowy slopes? Whatever your level of experience, ski holidays make for unforgettable family getaways, romantic escapes or exhilarating adventures with friends.

If downhill skiing doesn’t powder your piste, there’s always snowboarding, tobogganing, bobsledding, ice-skating, and cross country skiing to get your pulse racing. And if all this sounds rather energetic for a snow day, why not try out the lifestyle of a snow bunny? Most ski resorts support a thriving social scene and there are countless après-ski activities to enjoy off the slopes.

Spend your ski holidays drinking gluhwein in a hottub, shopping designer boutiques, or simply exploring the mountains and taking in the snowy views from the resort gondolas. You are likely to find some lively bars and excellent mountain-top restaurants offering alpine backdrops and a cosy atmosphere - perfect for cuddling up next to a warm fire with a steaming cup of hot chocolate.

Facts about Ski Trips

The best time for ski holidays in Europe is from December to March when most of the mountain resorts are open and the snow conditions are at their best

Prices soar over Christmas and New Year, so avoid booking ski holidays during peak times if you want your rands to go a little further

Resorts that are higher in altitude tend to have more snow for longer periods

If you are an experienced skier you may want to consider a large linked resort as these tend to offer steep terrain and plenty of challenging runs

Ask your Pentravel agent which resorts offer great late-season skiing (March / April) - you often can get fantastic ski deals during this period.

Top Ski Destinations

Italy

Ski holidays in Italy offer family-friendly fun and uncrowded slopes.

France

France is at high altitude, which means great snow conditions and long seasons.

Switzerland

With powder-covered glaciers, alpine forests and near-vertical drops, Switzerland is a ski enthusiast’s dream come true.

And if you’re asking, “where can I ski in South Africa?” we’ve got the answer for you.

Tiffindell Ski Resort is a year-round alpine resort and the only ski resort in South Africa, while Afriski offers superb skiing just over the border in Lesotho.

Ski Holiday Travel Tips

Pack warm, waterproof clothing including a ski jacket, ski trousers, gloves and boots.

Along with your winter woolies, don’t forget to bring good quality sunscreen as the sun reflects off the snow and can cause a surprisingly nasty sunburn.

A few pairs of nice thick ski socks are essential for keeping your toes toasty warm and dry.

If you have a GoPro bring it along to capture those thrilling moments of whizzing down the slopes.

Choose a ski holiday that includes it all! Ski hire, ski lessons, ski pass, accommodation, meals and entertainment! That will help go along way when budgeting.

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ID # 3535
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R26 280
per person sharing incl. taxes

Stay in small glass igloo!

Valid: 01 Nov 21 to 30 Nov 21
Duration: 3 Nights
Includes: Valid for fully vaccinated travellers from South Africa[...]
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R33 180
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7 night Austrian ski holiday

Valid: 21 Dec 21 to 29 Dec 21
Duration: 7 Nights
Includes: Travel Gift - Ski buff[...]
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ID # 788
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R34 295
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All-Inclusive skiing in France

Valid: 23 Apr 22 to 01 May 22
Duration: 7 Nights
Includes: Covid-19 Insurance Cover[...]
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ID # 1421
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R34 385
per person sharing incl. taxes

All-Inclusive Swiss Ski Holiday

Valid: 11 Dec 21 to 19 Dec 21
Duration: 7 Nights
Includes: Unique Club Med entertainment[...]
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ID # 268
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R35 995
per person sharing incl. taxes

7 night ski holiday in France

Valid: 27 Mar 22 to 03 Apr 22
Duration: 7 Nights
Includes: Covid-19 Insurance Cover[...]
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ID # 279
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R36 890
per person sharing incl. taxes

7 Night Ski Holiday

Valid: 07 Jan 22 to 15 Jan 22
Duration: 7 Nights
Includes: 10 day Bryte travel insurance (R25 million per person)[...]
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ID # 2787
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R40 535
per person sharing incl. taxes

All-Inclusive Ski Trip in France

Valid: 19 Mar 22 to 27 Mar 22
Duration: 7 Nights
Includes: Unique Club Med entertainment[...]