London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 01, 2009 -- Tired of getting you suntan lotion mixed up with sand, as you lie baking on a beach? Bored of sizzling in the summer sun, while pretending to have to fun? Does the idea of a British holiday, turn you cold? With destinations such as Germany, Andorra, Austria, France and Italy, an adrenaline pumping adventure is just a cheap flight away. Fresh Ski Holidays are ideal for experienced skiers, beginners or families on a budget. Why not take a fresh approach to holidays?
Rising costs of fuel means fewer and fewer families and professionals are taking to the slopes this season. Winter ski resorts bracing themselves for a tough ski season, and it is estimated that resort and ski bookings are down 15 percent from last year. But with Fresh ski holidays and so many cheap flights to Europe and beyond, there is nothing to prevent you from skiing this summer. Summer skiing will mean you will miss the rush of the Christmas season and enjoy the peaceful serenity of the clear and crisp mountain slopes.
Low to mid-season is the best time to bag a cheap ski holiday, and for those able to go on holiday with short notice, last minute ski holidays are sold at greatly reduced cost. However it is always wise to check conditions before you go as snow fall can unreliable. Once you have selected your budget ski break, one of the delights of a traditional holiday of skiing, is "AprÃ¨s-Ski". This is of course, where you can share your stories of derring-do over a glass or two of wine with families and friends! For most skiers it's almost as important as the skiing itself, so don't forget to visit your resort's bars and restaurants.
What destinations should you consider for your cheap ski break? Andorra has always been a favourite budget ski holiday destination. Set in the heart of the Pyrenees, Andorra is famous for its shopping, making it an ideal destination for those keen to sample the AprÃ¨s-Ski nightlife and duty-free in Soldeu. With beginner to intermediate slopes, Andorra is particularly popular amongst young snowboarders. Soldeu is renowned for its reliable snow forecast and numerous snow canyons, and has over 82kms of off-piste skiing.
Or maybe you would prefer Austria? Austria has an excellent choice of ski slopes and is very popular amongst English skiers. Finkenberg offers great value for money and there are many glaciers that offer skiers an extended ski season. Home to St Anton and Kitbuhel, two of the most famous ski destinations in the world, both have an international reputation and amazing atmosphere. Hintertux in Austria has incredible ski facilities throughout the year. At 2660m altitude, the Hintertux Glacier offers numerous pistes that can be quite challenging for glacier skiers.