Sun or Ski: Which Holiday is Right For You?

Sun or Ski

There’s nothing quite like the adrenaline kick you get from hurtling at 20mph down a mountainside.

Then again, there’s also nothing quite like the feeling you get after spending the day relaxing in the sunshine and swimming in the clear blue sea.

Choosing between a week in the sun and a week in the Alps can be tricky, so how do you decide which is right for you?

Relaxation

One of the main reasons for going on holiday is to get a bit of relaxation. Daily life is often tiring and exhausting, so taking a week or two off can make all the difference.

At first glance, a week of lying by the hotel pool and sipping afternoon cocktails may seem like the perfect way to relax and unwind, but if you’ve been skiing, you’ll know that you never feel more relaxed than after spending a day on the slopes.

Thanks to the hours of exercise, the clean, fresh air and the hearty meals that you have while skiing, you’re likely to feel healthier and more relaxed for longer, helping you to overcome those holiday blues when you get home.

Adrenaline

There’s no denying that a skiing holiday is adrenaline-packed. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, the thrill you get from propelling yourself through the snow never goes away. 

However, if you are an adrenaline junky, a holiday in the sun can provide some thrill-packed excitement of its own.

A few sessions of surfing, water skiing or mountain biking are sure to get your heart rate up and you can try out something you’ve never done before.

Family friendly

If you’re travelling with children, a holiday that is family-friendly will probably be top of your list.

Holidays in the sun are obviously great for kids of all ages, with most quality resorts offering activities and clubs to keep the little ones entertained.

Though very small children won’t be able to ski, Club Med Ski holidays off the chance for children as young as four months to join a kids club and learn to ski as soon as they feel comfortable.


Though choosing between a holiday in the sun or a holiday on the slopes may be difficult, whether you’re looking for relaxation, excitement or some quality time with the family, you can make your chosen location work for you, whatever it is.

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