With your ski holiday booked, all that's left is to prepare for the time away. Whether you're heading back to a favourite ski resort or jetting off to the slopes for the first time in your life, you can be sure that planning everything carefully will be the key to having a fantastic time. Here, we take a look at seven ways to prepare for the perfect ski holiday.
Packing your thermals
As simple as it may seem, many people have their skiing holidays ruined because they don't have the right sorts of clothing. While you'll have no trouble keeping warm when you're on your skis, be sure to have some thermals packed for the time you spend hanging around.
Don't forget sunglasses
Anyone who is new to skiing may anticipate cold weather, but the one anomaly on the ski slopes is usually the sunshine, particularly during Spring. The white snow reflects the sun, which shines all season round, so be sure to pack a pair of ‘sunnies’ to deal with the glare.
Learn some phrases
Although ski resorts are generally well equipped for tourists and there'll be plenty of English speakers, it never hurts to learn some of the local language. The locals will always look more favourably on those who make the effort to speak a phrase or two.
Prepare for cold sores
The cold weather can often trigger cold sores in those who have the cold sore virus. While it's no guarantee, it might be wise to take a cold sore cream in case you need it.
Research your resort
When you arrive, all you'll want to do is hit the slopes. For this reason, it's advisable to do all of your research on the local area before you go. This will ensure that you don't miss out on any of the resort's best features.
Download an app or two
The number of ski-related apps available for smart phones is astounding and many of them are extremely advanced. To ensure that you have all the up-to-date information regarding your particular resort, be sure to pick up an app or two.
Pack some board games
When a large amount of snow comes in, it might not be very appealing to head out in the evenings. For this reason, it's always wise to have a few great board games on hand to entertain you, should you become consigned to your accommodation!