Dreaming about white powdery snow and ski holidays? If you have always longed to book a skiing holiday, but haven’t been to the Alps before, you may be wondering how to prepare. From knowing what to wear and bring, to finding the best time to go, learning how to ski and even choosing the right type of package, it can be somewhat confusing to plan your dream holiday.
To help you start planning simply and quickly, we’ve put together a few tips that are designed to give you the best possible experience.
Top tips for memorable ski holidays
Some tips to keep in mind when planning ski holidays include the following:
1. Make sure you have the right clothing and gear
That doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune on expensive clothing, skis and protective gear however. In fact, the best thing for new skiers to do is hire or borrow what you need. If you have any friends or family who have been, ask them if you can loan their gear. Otherwise, you can also hire most of the things you need for the duration of your trip.
2. Know when to go
The most popular ski destinations are without a doubt Switzerland and France. Due to their popularity however, certain times of the year can be busier than others. While you obviously want to get their during the highest snowfall, be aware that the Christmas and New Year period, as well as school holidays around that time, are peak season. Bookings may be harder during those times, unless you plan in advance.
3. Invest in ski lessons from a professional
Chances are high that you will have at least one friend or family member who offers to teach you how to ski. They may mean well, but it is best to leave the lessons to a professional. Most good ski resorts offer lessons for all levels. This will ensure that you start on the right foot, literally!
4. Choose an inclusive package
That brings us to our next point. An all inclusive holiday package will not only include accommodation, but also food, ski lessons and even equipment. This is easily the simplest and most cost-effective way to plan your skiing holiday. If you do not choose an inclusive package, you may end up spending far more than you bargained for in the long run.
5. Enjoy the Apres Ski
It’s not just the slopes that make a ski holiday. Apres Ski is the term for ‘after skiing’. It relates to the ski culture, which includes wining, dining, cultural pursuits and relaxation. Make sure that you make the most of the chance to indulge after you’ve worked hard on the slopes.
Travel Break ski holidays
Travel Break offers an excellent selection of skiing holidays that cater to all budgets and preferences. Contact us today to start planning the most memorable ski holidays imaginable or add your details to Your Travel Break and we’ll find the best ski holiday for you and your family.