Planning for your next ski holiday? It goes without saying that you need to pack the right clothes to keep you warm and take the right gear to help keep you safe and to ensure you can go skiing in the first place. But, even if you happen to forget those, you can always buy at the ski resort at the cost of paying more.
There are other essentials you’ll have to think about and make arrangements for before making your trip. By taking the time to sort them out before getting on your flight, you’ll be saving yourself a great deal of stress and money. So, what are these essentials to not forget?
This is one of the easiest steps to forget or procrastinate on before you go on a ski holiday. You need to get physically prepared as much as you need to have your skiing gear and warm clothes. If you don’t already have a regular workout routine, you’ll need to prepare your body. Otherwise, you’ll end up too beat up to get up by the second day of your ski holiday. You can start with wall squats to help strengthen your legs, sit-ups for your core strength, and the tree pose for balance.
Whatever holiday you are going on, travel insurance has become an essential that must not be forgotten. You can get covered for a range of possible mishaps ranging from losing your bags to falling sick while abroad. Once you decide to go skiing, it is important that you get travel insurance that covers skiing. If you already have insurance cover for travel, verify that skiing is covered. You could also opt for ski insurance instead of travel insurance outright.
You should work out how you’ll get to the resort from the airport long before you arrive, so you don’t run into any surprises. Plus, you’ll be able to save money by looking through the cheap ski transfers available to you. Make your reservations with one of them ahead of time. As you make your booking, you might want to consider how close the resort is to the airport and how much flexibility you are looking to get.
Waiting to exchange currency at the airport kiosks will only end up costing you more money than you bargained for. Before you leave home, be sure to exchange some currency at the bank. Ensure you exchange enough to cover whatever your expenses will be. It’s a good idea to make a list of everything that will cost you money, from extra activities to shopping. Make a budget and decide how much you need to exchange.
If you are heading to the Alps or anywhere else to ski, you’ll need to keep an eye on the weather forecasts because conditions are typically unpredictable. Once you know the week you are going to be skiing, check the weekly forecast for that period and prepare appropriately.
Have a blast! And book some ski lessons in Verbier with Alpinemojo Ski School.