Ski tips for Skiing Holidays Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced are always useful to refresh or to learn, especially if it is your first time skiing or snowboarding. Below we have a few ski tips for you to consider when going on a skiing or snowboarding holiday:
Always get sufficient Ski Insurance that covers for your skiing activities on and off the piste. If you fall on-piste and need to be taken off the mountain, you will require sufficient insurance to cover any of these costs incurred. Ski Insurance needs to be in place for any treatment you may need due to broken limbs or anything more serious.
What to pack for a ski holiday
- Skiing Gloves – the warmer the better if you are going early in the season.
- Sunglasses and goggles. Goggles are getting funkier and they are the best protection when it is windy or snowing.
- High factor suntan cream. A very red ski face is so not cool in every way!
- Wrist guards and suitable protection for boarders. Anyone that has broken their wrist boarding will definitely agree with this tip.
- Passport photos needed for lift pass in France. Not everywhere requires this anymore for short durations but it’s always handy to have on you as in resort photo booths can be pricey.
- Suitable ski and board clothing – layers and two piece suits are best, remember the wind chill, will make it feel a lot colder when you are hurtling down the slopes at speed or falling down a lot in the snow. Go for multiple layers as you can always take one off.
- At night in Ski resorts the dress is casual and think warm, many people don’t make it back in time to change before embarking on an evening of après ski! Some ski resorts offer late-night après ski with live bands and discos, which can get pretty hot. Dress for the cold outside, but make sure you can strip off when in the packed bars and clubs.
- For Christmas and New Year people do like to dress up, especially in Austrian Five-star hotels. Always check the arrangements if staying in a hotel over Christmas and New Year.
Hire Skis and Boots in Resort!
In all ski resorts, there will be hire shops for all types of skis, sticks, boards, and boots. You can even pre-book ski equipment on the internet so search out which offers are available to you before you go. If you are a once a year skier by hiring you will always ensure you get the latest equipment to try and will save on the costs imposed by airlines for transporting sporting equipment.
Both your ski pass and ski equipment can be done prior to departure to ensure that the exact equipment you require is available for you in the resort and cuts down time spent queuing on arrival day.
Book ski lessons or ski guiding.
By using a ski guide or an instructor, you will be able to explore the whole area and enjoy the skiing rather than keep referring to a map. Guides and instructors are particularly good for a new ski resort that you do not know or if you are bad at map reading. Ask our experts to give you an all-inclusive price with these extras. To book call 01256 536020. Or complete our Ski Planner and we will call you back
How to get to the ski resorts.
Majority of charter flight departures are at the weekend from most regional airports. If you can’t travel on these days, are scared of flying or want longer on the slopes, there is also the option of Self Drive, the snow train and Eurostar. Alternatively, we can tailor-make packages to suit your requirements and offer competitively priced car hire in the resort.
Car Hire, Low-cost carriers and Scheduled flights are also another popular option for ski breaks. Go easy ski offer excellent deals on accommodation only chalets and hotels. Just ask and we will assist you in all your ski holiday requirements.
Take the family on a ski holiday.
Families are well catered for with kids clubs and crèche facilities in all resorts most with NNEB qualified nannies and qualified instructors. Go easy ski work with many tour operators that offer a full child minding service ski school and kids clubs so that everyone can enjoy the family ski holiday. Children under 16 are only catered for in chalets on certain dates this is usually during the school holidays unless you book out a whole chalet as part of your group. With so much family entertainment off the slopes, you don’t even have to ski! Most of the resorts offer sports centers and swimming pools, bowling alleys and cinemas.
Some also have ice rinks, ski doo’s, shoe walking, heli skiing-skiing, and paragliding, ice climbing, snow rafting, toboggan runs and husky drawn sleigh rides. Don’t forget the excellent shopping and day and evening excursions! Call now and ask our go easy staff about our all-inclusive family ski resorts with childcare.
Artificial Ski Resorts
For beginners or rusty old skiers Dry ski slopes. These are an excellent way for beginners to learn about the equipment and pick up a few tips, which will enable them to progress quicker in the resort. For intermediates and advanced They are an ideal way to keep up to date on the latest ski moves any time of year and a great way to stay in shape. There are now 3 different types of artificial ski slopes to consider; Outdoor dry slope, Indoor artificial snow, and indoor roller carpet ski centers.
Click below to find your nearest skiing center. Remember, there are also three indoor skis centers in the U.K with real snow!
Go Easy will be delighted to help you plan the perfect Skiing Holiday and we hope you have enjoyed reading our ski tips. Please do not hesitate to contact us for an obligation free quotation.