Before heading off on your first skiing holiday, it is a good idea to be as prepared as possible. Especially if you are nervous about making an idiot out of yourself.
For your ultimate beginners guide to skiing holidays, have a read of this.
Borrow your equipment
Of course, you want to look good on the slopes, but as a beginner it makes no sense to buy an outfit that you may never wear again. That’s right; you may not enjoy skiing, so don’t go all out and invest in a designer ski suit just yet.
Admittedly, borrowed ski suits may not be as trendy as their modern counterparts, but at least they’re free. Ask around and see whether any of your friends or family members have a ski suit that you can borrow. You will also need to borrow some snow gloves, a fleece jacket, skiing goggles, and a ski helmet if possible.
Although you should borrow as much as you can, there are some things you will need to buy. Such as your own set of thermals, some sun glasses and a pair of ski socks.
Book the perfect holiday
Do your research and find the best vacation package for you and the rest of your holiday party. Whilst you can opt to go self-catering, which will make your holiday cheaper, it isn’t advisable for people new to skiing.
By booking into a catered chalet, all your food and drink will be provided for you. You will have help finding your way around the ski centre from staff, as well as advice on all the best places to eat and drink. Have a look online for ski holidays with Snowfinders as well as on other travel sites. If possible, try to book a package that includes your flights and airport transfers in the price.
Improve your fitness
Skiing is one of the most physically demanding holidays you can go on, so you need to ensure that you are fit enough to enjoy it. There is no point spending a lot of money on a holiday, only to find you are too tired to make it to the top of the hill. To get the most out of your holiday, make sure you are fit and in good shape.
Visit your local indoor ski slope
If you have never skied before, it might be a good idea to visit your local indoor ski slope for a bit of practice. Try to visit a ski slope that has real snow, as a pose to plastic ski slopes, as this will give you a better idea of what to expect.
Remember, the more confident you are, the more fun you will be able to have on holiday. Find out if your ski center offers weekly lessons, if so you could book yourself onto an eight-week course before heading off.
Remember that the weather can change suddenly, so it is a good idea to take a range of outfits with you.
You may also find taking a backpack with you helpful. As this will allow you to carry some spare clothes around with you, as well as a drink and snacks for whilst you out and about on the slopes.