One of the great luxuries in life is to be able to take time off and have a holiday. For some lucky individuals it is something they like to do more than once a year, for many though it is something that happens once a year or even once every few years. Whichever your circumstance, it is a good idea to choose carefully where to go and how to spend  your hard earned money.

These days you have a massive choice of where to go and what to do. You can choose to lie on a beach or do something more adventurous. Few holidays offer so many features you look for all in one than skiing. Granted, it doesn’t have the sun, which for some is a deal breaker. However, it does have many other attributes you would look for in a holiday.

Health
Being in the clean crisp mountain air is great for you physically, not to mention the physical nature of skiing. There are few ways of getting fit that are so fun. Of course, you can overdo it and get a few aches and pains which is where hot tubs and spas come in handy, something that is commonplace in ski resorts these days.

Adventure
Following a ski map and exploring different areas of the mountain can be a lot of fun. You can navigate your way around, often to new ski fields finding new challenging areas to ski. If you want, you can even hire a guide to help you and take you places you wouldn’t have found by yourself.

Nightlife
Most ski resorts offer a range of après ski where you can have a drink after a days skiing. You can also go to one of many bars and restaurants and party the night away in a club if that is your thing

Relaxation
Okay, so skiing is not so relaxing but there is plenty of opportunity to relax in the modern ski resort. You don’t have to look far to find a massage therapist to sooth those aching muscles or a spa where you can relax in a hot tub.

Stunning Vistas
The breath-taking views speak for themselves in the snow capped mountain ranges. Blue skies kissing the snow topped peaks studded with beautiful pine trees is a view anyone would find inspiring.

History and Culture
Most places have a story to tell and so do their residents. Think about the traditional buildings and national dress of the Austrians or Swiss. The history of how the resort came to be can be fascinating to even the mildly interested.

Fun
Above all, its fun. It’s a great way to spend your hard earned cash and enjoy days and nights. The excitement and thrill of the skiing in the day followed by the relaxation, dining or partying at night. What an all round holiday.

So when you are thinking of a holiday this year, think no further than hitting the slopes. It will be a holiday to remember,