Ski Holiday Tips
Here are 21 obvious and not so obvious tips to remember when going away this year.
Which ones are you favourite?
#21. Heat Your Boots!
To soften ski boots for the morning, stand by a radiator or put on heated boot rack. Whatever you do, don’t leave them outside!
#20. Energy Snacks
Put a chocolate bar/oats bar in your pocket in the morning for that essential mid-morning snack. Try and get a snack with high carbohydrates as it will provide you with more energy.
Battle oats are a great energy provider!
#19. Book Ahead
Make your lunch reservations either before you leave in the morning via phone, or as you ski past the restaurant early in the day – especially if you are a large group.
#18. Apres Split Ski
When at apres – split your skis with a friend so it prevents them from being stolen – even better, buy a ski lock!
#17. Cold Days
On a cold day, wear lots of thin layers – you always have the option to take one off – better too hot than too cold…
#16. Watch out!
Before booking or paying anything, check the company is not a fake! It happens a lot and you can read more here
#15. Weather Tips
Keep an eye on the weather forecast – get up early on a forecasted beautiful morning to enjoy untouched pistes and off-piste.
#14. Hydrate, before you rehydrate
Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and especially before bed – humidity is very low at high altitude, and you will get very dehydrated, especially after a few shots.
Take the inside line on a ski lift queue – and sharpen your elbows – to minimise queue times.
#12. Late Lunch
Take a late lunch – and enjoy quieter slopes whilst everyone else is having lunch (remember to book!)
#11. If you have children
For your kids, put your mobile number in their pocket in case they get lost.
Pre-book lift pass and ski hire to save time. A service Power White offers all their guests to save them time when in the resort.
#9. Ski Schools
Always book your ski school when you book your holiday – availability can get very tight.
#8. Lunch in the sun
Remember to take a pair of sunglasses with you for lunch – eating lunch in your goggles is not a good look!
#7. Don’t be a Jerry
Never ski with your jacket open – a ‘flappy jacket’ is a sure sign of a novice Brit skier! Other things to avoid – ski pants tucked into boots and a goggle gap – not cool!
When on the chairlift – put your goggles on your head/helmet for a nice even +face tan!
#5. Red and crusty
Don’t forget sunscreen and lip balm – otherwise, your face will look like a tomato with crusty lips by the end of the day – not so nice!
#4. Ski Pass
At the start of the holiday, put your ski pass in your jacket pocket and leave it there – then there is no danger of leaving it in your accommodation.
It is perfectly normal to start doing shots at 2 pm in Austria.
#2. Ski Boot Tip
Do your boots up before you walk to the ski lift in the morning – it will help make the plastic more flexible and make it more comfortable by the time you start skiing.
#1. Be safe out there
Wear a helmet – these days it is odd not too. Invest in a good helmet (£80-£100), it could save your life one day.
I hope you found these tips useful and if you would like to get more advice on your ski holiday, please enquire below.