Winter Activities: Skiing

After the success of my ‘Summer Activities’ series, I thought it was only right to do a ‘Winter Activities’ series too. I know it’s a little early, but I feel like it’s time to get in the mood for some winter fun… it’s starting to get pretty cold now after all! And where better to start than with one of my very favourite winter activities – skiing!

The first time I ever went skiing was to Austria with school when I was about 11 years old and, to be quite frank, I didn’t really enjoy it that much at all… which meant that I didn’t go again until I was in my mid twenties when I went to Italy with my now husband. And this time I loved it – we had great fun! And we’ve continued to go pretty regularly since then – and now, obviously, we go skiing as a family.

Skiing with friends in Montgenevre, France

Skiing is a fun activity, that gets us all out exercising in the fresh air… and it is a great workout – you are certainly exhausted and ready for bed at the end of a tough day out on the slopes!

But, if I’m being totally honest, my favourite thing about skiing is actually the beautiful, snow-covered mountain views all around you! You won’t find me tearing down the pistes at 90 mph (well, not very often anyway!) – I’m far too busy checking out the stunning scenery!! And my other favourite thing to do when we’re on a ski holiday – I love to sit drinking a steaming, hot glass of mulled wine half way down the slope, whilst enjoying the winter sunshine… what bliss! Particularly when I know it’s grey and miserable back at home!

Bar with a view in Belle Plagne, France

So where is my favourite place to ski (well, so far at least)? I love going to France – it has so many great resorts (for all abilities and budgets) and is easy to get to from the UK. I’d love to try out some of the US ski resorts one day though as they look amazing… maybe next year!

Freya getting to grips with skiing in ski school!

If you have read any of my ‘Summer Activities’ posts, you’ll know that I love being outside and that I also love being in the mountains – which is why skiing is the perfect winter activity for me!

What’s your favourite winter activity? Do you like skiing too? Let me know in the comments below…

Happy Skiing!


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14 thoughts on “Winter Activities: Skiing

    1. I started quite late but now I love it… it’s a great thing to do as a family – I’m sure your boys will enjoy it when they’re older too!
      Kate x

  1. Lovely photos and I agree completely about loving the scenery and snow more than the actual skiing. Also you cant beat a mulled wine on the snow covered mountain can you? Perfect.

  2. Fantastic pictures! I also really love skiing! Well i do more snowboarding these days, but the same idea 😉 We live in a four season mountain resort town, winter is almost here and we are excited to get out on the slopes!

  3. So jealous reading this post and seeing your lush photos from skiing. The sport is so fun I first did it in Italy as a child but now I’ve broken my ankle probably isn’t the best sport for me!

  4. I love to ski! We have a house In Vermont and it’s an amazing way to have some fun during the winter instead of staying inside all the time!

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