Celebrating 20 years of incredible tailor-made skiing holidays, the team at Ski Safari is well-versed when it comes to recommending resorts based on a skier's ability. Every member of the team is passionate about snow sports, and the three resorts mentioned below are ideal for budding enthusiasts keen to make the transition from snowploughing down green slopes to carving around red runs, and even summoning up the courage to try a black (or ungroomed) piste.

Whether it be Åre in Sweden, Hemsedal in Norway or Laax in Switzerland, each is a perfect destination for practising and progressing on the journey to become a pro.   

Åre, Sweden
With more than 1,000 acres of terrain, Åre (pronounced aura) is a world-class resort. Åre's main ski area has lots of variety: the rolling slopes in Duved are excellent for intermediates and there is some great off-piste to be had with a guide. Because the main slopes are floodlit until 8 pm, guests can keep practising their turns into the evening. Plus, brand new this season, a new generation of smart cameras have been set up in Åre. Linked to the individual's ski pass, the cameras will automatically film skiers and snowboarders trying different stunts before uploading the footage onto their personal profile; the footage can then be shared via social media. For those wanting a break from skiing, there are zip wires, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and husky dog sledding available, and even a visit to a chocolate factory. Known as “little Stockholm” because of its variety and quality of restaurants, Åre offers visitors first-class dining. Those after a high-end experience should book a table at Supper, which offers delicious South American inspired dishes, and can cater for gluten-free diets too.