Useful tips for your first ski holiday

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Useful tips for your first ski holiday

 

Despite the fact that they occur during the cold season, winter sports are extremely fun and a great way to do some physical exercises in the open air. If you have already decided that your next holiday will be in a ski resort, you should know that first it is recommended you do some online research and look for the best accommodation for you, whether it is luxury ski chalets Verbier or some hostel room. The sooner you book your accommodation the higher the chances to find something to fit your budget. Here are some very useful tips you, as a beginner skier should consider for your first ski holiday.

The most important aspect – accommodation

As it was mentioned earlier, it is mandatory that you start planning your winter holiday with booking your accommodation in the ski resort you want to go to. There are many options when it comes to this aspect, yet probably the most popular choice is to book chalets. A catered ski chalet not only provides you with breakfast, tea, wine and dinners, but also with guidance from behalf of the resort manager or other employee regarding the ski hire centre in the region, as well as the nursery slopes.

Do not spend money on ski equipment yet! Borrow instead

You have probably seen some interesting videos with people skiing in the past and you have already gotten excited about your next holiday. However, you should not rush things out and go to the closest sports store to buy the latest ski equipment. First because it may be quite expensive to buy all the necessary things and second because you do not even know for sure whether or not you like or are good at skiing. A much better alternative for you for the moment at least would be to borrow the equipment you need, whether from a local store in the city you live or from a local store in the ski resort you are going.

Do not learn skiing from friends or family members, hire professionals

If you go to your first ski holiday accompanied by your friends or family members who can already ski, do not allow them to be your so-called ski instructors. Chances are they will get bored soon enough and will encourage you to come down the slope with them saying that “don’t worry, everything is going to be fine”. You do not have the necessary skills and experience to know how to stop at the right moment to avoid getting yourself or someone else hurt. It is advisable you resort to professional instructors, as this is their daily job and they will know exactly what techniques and methods to use to teach you the basics of skiing.

Outfit for the ski resort

As you are going to a ski resort, it is essential that you pack your ski jacket, overall suit, goggles, gloves and proper footwear such as snow boots. These clothes are specifically designed for this type of sports, which means that they are going to keep you warm enough, without you having to put on yourself several layers of clothing.