During your first ski holiday, it’s exciting, impressive and it’s about discovering new things. Whether you use a covered track, a dry road or have never tried a snow sport, a brief guide to your first trip to the mountains can make the experience even more enjoyable. If you have not chosen a location, choose a ski resort that fits your priorities.
- Ski passes are available in all shapes and sizes.
Some holiday packages include ski pass, but if not, there is usually a choice of ski pass options at each resort. Plan; If you are a beginner, you probably do not need a package that covers more than one valley. Decide if you want to go to the slopes every day or enjoy the spa and other activities.
- Renting equipment is cheaper and more accessible.
If you do not have ski or snowboard equipment, the rental is usually cheaper and more accessible than transporting it to your first destination. In most tourist centres, there are not many pawnshops, so you can quickly pick up skis, shoes, poles and, often, helmets when you arrive. In many cases, you can receive an offer when you pre-order your rental equipment online. Having your kit is great, but it can be expensive and transportable!
- The lessons are invaluable.
Everyone can enjoy skiing or snowboarding lessons, regardless of their abilities, but if you are on the mountain for the first time or a beginner, skiing or snowboarding lessons are essential! You can often book your ski or snowboard lessons when you book your vacation or when you arrive at the resort. It is a good idea to take classes at your local snow centre or on dry hillsides before leaving. Teaching is the fastest and safest way to progress.
- The right ski holiday insurance is a must.
When planning your first ski trip or any ski trip, it is vital that you have the appropriate travel insurance and all the skiing or snowboarding activities you want to participate in. As for summer vacations, a ski tour requires standard coverage to cover your trip in case of illness, loss of luggage or unexpected medical expenses. However, you also need insurance to protect you from hillside accidents, commonly known as winter sports.
- The fewer expectations, the better the experience.
Each authorised skier can tell you how the weather and snow conditions can be unpredictable in the mountains. However, this does not mean that you will not have good times at all times. During heavy snow, you can enjoy the fluffy snow-covered slopes. On a bright, cold and icy day, the Bluebird sun can be impressive.
On your first ski tour, you will learn new techniques in the snow and discover the mountain. However, there may be ups and downs, advances and setbacks. If you just enjoyed the trip, you’ll have a good ski vacation!