Once you’ve found the ski resort that is right for you, you need to decide how you are going to get there whether you are travelling alone or as part of a ski club and generally the choices come down to whether you fly, drive or catch a train to your destination. Each offers their own advantages.
This is the obvious option if you decide to ski Scotland, however it is a viable option for other European destinations such as Chamonix (670 miles*), Val d’Isere/Tignes/Val Thorens (710 miles*), Courchevel/Meribel/les Arcs/Zermatt (690 mils*). Assuming you have a car that is big enough to take all your luggage and suitable to handle the snowy condition you are hoping to find in your ski resort then driving can have its advantages over other forms of travel. Travelling by car can make it easier to take all your ski and snowboard equipment and you don’t need to deal with transfers at the other end, however you will probably need to book a ferry or a trip through the channel tunnel. You will also have to ensure your car meets all the local laws along the way and when you get there, these may include carrying snow chains or fitting snow tyres, the AA have a good website providing advice on this matter and Halfords have a widget to help you find the right snow chains for your car. You also need to ensure that you have insurance for the car and travel insurance when you get there. Some car insurance policies cover you to drive your car abroad, whilst others may charge you extra for a green card, you are advised to check with your insurer before you travel. Breakdown cover is another item to add to your checklist, if you have cover in the UK it might not include European cover, so you might want to checkout the policies the AA offer. You may also look into equipping you car with ski racks or a roof box, your car dealer may be able to supply and fit these for you or Halfords have a good range .
The train option is only viable if you are going to resorts in Scotland or the French Alps via Eurostar’s ski train (assuming you are travelling from the UK) and you will need to sort out transfers to your resort once you get there. If you are a member of the Ski club of Great Britain then you may find you are able to get a discount off the standard prices, more details.
Flying is the only option for many destinations and Cheapflights can help you find a flight that suits you. Again you will need to sort out your resort transfers at the other end. You may have to pay a supplement for your equipment, check with your airline before you travel.
* Distances approximate from London