Skiing is one of those holidays that you either love to do, have never done it before, or wouldn’t want to. Many regular ski holiday makers will have done it from being a child, and so it can be hard to pay for a trip that you are not even sure you would enjoy. However, skiing is a great option for families, solo travelers, couples, and groups of friends, and could be a great option to consider. With that in mind, here are a few things about skiing, a quick guide on everything you need to know.
The accommodation you can stay in
Heading to the snow capped mountains could be one of the most exciting holidays you go on. But where to stay when you get there? Thankfully there are many options that will suit all budgets. From a luxury ski chalet to boutique hotels and hotspots.Countries that are popular for skiing include Sweden and France. Some places like Finland offer accommodation made out of ice, which is an incredible experience. Going to a destination like that could see you combine it with a trip to Lapland, which could make Christmas time very exciting for the whole family. Some people fear that the accommodation won’t suit, but in actual fact, there are plenty of options much the same as there would be booking a summer holiday. So don’t let that put you off.
The gear and clothing you need to wear
It’s natural to wonder what to wear when skiing, but thankfully you can buy the sets you need all in one go. You need things like ski boots to grip when walking in the snow. You need thick thermal underwear to ensure you stay warm on the slopes, and then a thick ski jacket and trousers that add as insulation and also protection, should you fall on the slopes. Ski gear can also be hired if you are concerned about investing in it for your first trip.
What if you have never skied before?
People always get concerned about skiing because they have never done it before, but everyone is a beginner at first. Many resorts have ski schools offering tuition and classes specific to your ability. Whether young or old you will find something perfect for you. There are also specific slopes for different levels, so you won’t run the risk of heading to an advanced slope on your first day. You will also need to take some time to consider ski insurance so that you are covered for any eventuality on the ski slopes. It is an active holiday so it is always best to take every precaution.
Who is a skiing holiday suitable for?
A skiing holiday is suitable for anyone. You can head there as a family with young children. With ski schools or even hotels and resorts offering creche or babysitting services, there is something for everyone. You could also consider heading there as a couple or with a group of friends. With bars, shops and restaurants there is a lot going on to entertain you.
What else can you do other than hit the slopes?
Finally, if you don’t want to spend each day skiing, then there are other things to do in the snow. Many resorts have shops and restaurants, but some also offer spa facilities and relaxing environments to unwind in.
Doesn’t skiing sound like the perfect way to spend your winter? Let’s hope this has inspired you to consider it as a holiday in the future.