I’m ridiculously excited about my next trip this weekend for a number of reasons. Not only is it to a country I’ve never been to, but it’s also a chance for me to do something I’ve always wanted to do – skiing!


I’ll be heading out to Seefeld in Austria with Inghams, one of the UK’s leading specialist tour operators. Although I was invited to take part in Inghams’ Ski event at the Skiplex Centre in Reading last year (read more about the fun I had here), this will be the first time I’ve actually skied. Outside. On snow. Abroad.

This could go very badly.

Luckily for me, I’ll be in good hands thanks to Inghams’ ski holidays for beginners. I’ll be taking it slow by starting on the nursery slopes and building up confidence. Hopefully by the end I’ll even have a go at a mini slope…

Seefeld in Tirol

Seefeld, around 30 minutes from Innsbruck, offers great tuition for beginners, as well as challenging cross-country tracks for those who are after something a little bit more difficult. Beginners are able to learn the basics with gentle slopes in the centre of the village.


As well as a variety of runs for both skiers and snowboarders, the resort has got more than a handful of extra-curricular opportunities, including an Olympia Sports Centre, après-ski bars, nightclubs and a casino. Nordic walking, wine tasting, bobsleigh excursions and llama trekking are also options.

I’m also hoping to spend my free day exploring Innsbruck, so if you have any tips on things I can see/do, please do let me know!

Follow my trip – and send me your questions!

While I’m in Austria I’ll be regularly updating my Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages with pictures – here’s hoping for lots of pretty snow and blue skies.

If you have any questions about skiing for beginners, feel free to comment below or send me an email. This’ll be a trip full of firsts for me (from knowing just what to pack, to actually learning how to ski properly) so I’m keen to help anyone else out who’s thinking of heading out on a ski holiday.

All pictures from the Inghams website