Solo Skiers and Snowboarders

Emma 26.03.2024

There are many reasons why you find yourself without a ski buddy. Your partner doesn’t ski, you’re tag-teaming young kids at home or you are a single (happy to remain so), or a single-looking-to-mingle.

None of those factors should stop you from chasing this passion we all love, you only live once, so you gotta get out amongst it! There are an increasing number of companies catering for a solo skier, they look after you, encourage you to mix with everyone on the slopes and at meals and will also arrange everything for you. It may take a big leap of faith and confidence if you’ve never done something like this but everyone comes away from these trips with new buddies, feeling mentally and physically nourished and ready to join another one, it’s an absolute win.

If you need a little push in the right direction mentally, Loving The Snowlife interviewed intrepid solo traveller Pamela Holt about the mindset of travelling solo, . She helps you with a script for politely staying in your room or dining alone by choice if asked to join other people and has lots more tips to navigate these scenarios. 

These are some snow travel businesses nailing the solo travel


For those who can’t get enough of Europe, Val Thorens, Chamonix and Tignes,  UCPA  runs dedicated solo traveller weeks as well as regular tours (solos are welcome any time at these). Ahead of these solo weeks they set up a WhatsApp support system and encourage everyone to communicate with the group and mix in. 


For solo females Mint Tours runs supportive tours that encourage you to improve your skills as well as make connections. Tours run in NZ, Canada, Japan , USA and Europe and are for all age groups. 


For the JAP – POW lovers, Powder Recon offers a few different tours chasing powder of the beaten track in Japan. Listen here to the Northern Honshu experience but typically skiers and snowboarders meet for a briefing and dinner the first night then travel in a mini van every few days to a new location, choosing the best snow conditions for the day. The group is divided into abilities and skis with a guide coming together for meals.


With a big focus on solo travellers for Europe, this ski business has the full menu to choose from it is hard to narrow down to just one. 


These guys predominantly run courses for women in the French Alps but have courses scheduled for Japan in 2025. Katie and her team focus on honing in on the needs of women on the slopes and create a fun and welcoming environment.