9 Top Tips for How to Prepare for Your First Ski Vacation ...


Your first ski vacation!

How very exciting.

Your first ski vacation is truly something to look forward to.

The rush of being able to glide across soft powder and enjoy spectacular alpine views cannot be underestimated.

But, the excitement can also mask how easy it is to make mistakes when you’re planning and booking you first ski holiday.

I’ve gathered up the best tips I know and those from industry experts to help you prepare for your first ski vacation so that it is the magical experience it should be and everything you hope it to be.

1. Borrow the Equipment

It can be expensive to equip yourself for skiing and if you have not been before, you are taking the risk it could be a waste of money.

What if you decide it is a one-time only thing and you don’t actually fall in love with skiing?2

For your first ski vacation, everything should be borrowed or rented.

No one but you will know that.

If you do decide you’ll be going on more ski vacations you can then make the investment in your own gear.

2. Don’t Self Cater

It may be cheaper to self cater but for a first time skier, booking a chalet makes sense – as long as it is one that is in a beginner-friendly area.

As well as all the convenience of a hotel or lodge, there is advantage to being able to pick the brains of staff and other guests when it comes to where everything is and the best places to go for après ski.

3. Work out before You Go

It may be relaxing, but skiing needs you to be fit and not have muscles that wilt on the second day.

It is the legs that need to be strong so walking and taking the stairs for a few months could be all that is needed.

Try bending your knees and staying in position for as long as you can.

This may be one to do at home and not when there are others around, but when on your first skiing vacation, you will be pleased you did.

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