Forget an all-inclusive week in Spain or trying to replicate the adrenaline of the mountains with a slip and slide in the garden. As fun as that sounds, it ain’t skiing! Summer is upon us but you don’t have to give up on skiing as a summer holiday option.Now, we won’t for a second suggest you didn't know summer skiing was possible, but you might think it would cost an arm and a leg, and you’d end up watching the pennies, counting every slice of pizza or après ski drink and not enjoying yourself despite being in the mountains. At Ski Club we want to give the good people of the UK what they want. So here is a list of the best summer ski resorts and how to enjoy them on a budget, written by former Freeride World Tour qualifying snowboarder Angelica Sykes.
What makes a cost-effective summer ski trip? Well, you have to know the insider secrets, how to make your money go further, how to book smartly, where to stay and why that resort is the place for you. So grab a brew, sit back and discover where summer can take you.
Les Deux Alpes, FranceSeason: June to September
Where To Stay: The People Hostel
Insider Tip: The Glacier Experience Pass gives you access to all the ski lifts and the snowpark on the glacier plus the bike park
Money Saving Secret: A 2-5 day pass gives you access to the swimming pool, luge and tennis
Located in the beautiful Isère region, Les Deux Alpes is a summer skiing paradise. The glacier is open from 7am to 12.30pm every day from the June 22 to August 25 where 12 lifts help you explore the terrain. Les Deux Alpes summer ski area is located on the 120-hectare glacier and ranges from 2,900 metres up to 3,600 metres, making it the largest skiable glacier in Europe. There are also plenty of opportunities to save money. With the resort being so well established, there is the whole host of cheap and cheerful accommodation and various sandwich shops, pizzerias and restaurants to keep you fuelled up. Easyjet flies to Geneva and low-cost flights are available from various UK airports. Keep your eyes peeled for a full review of summer activities in L2A, coming soon!