SNOW SKIING TRAVEL TIPS
1. Level of Skiing
Choose a resort that either challenges or suits your level of skiing.
2. Ski in & Ski out
Choose accommodation that is on the slopes; ski in and ski out.
3. Time is right
Time it right by studying the season for when it snows the most or contrastingly sunny depending on your desires.
4. Choose wisely
Choose a resort or chalet that has all your requirements e.g. swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gym, private chef, view etc.
5. Ski Equipment
Make sure you have all the right paraphernalia and ski equipment and book in advance if you need to hire.
6. Send in Advance
Transporting ski gear is a pain so send it in advance to your ski resort which is cheaper that overdoing your baggage allowance.
7. Get Insurance!
Make sure you are fully insured for all types of accidents and in that particular country including emergency helicopters.
8. Book in Advance
In peak season most of the best restaurants will be fully booked so book in advance including the paramount spots for lunch.
9. Free Ski Gear Allowance
Travel with an airline that allows a free ski gear allowance.
10. Booking a Catered Chalet
If booking a catered chalet do your research on their credibility.
11. Check out Lift Pass Deals
Check out lift pass deals in advance, most discount the more you ski.
12. Online Weather Maps
Use www.snow-forecast.com weather maps and snow resorts and information for 3100 ski resorts.
13. Are You Fit Enough
If heli-skiing make sure you are fit enough and I suggest a day depending on fitness before you commit to a week
14. First Class Trains
First class trains in Europe travel to hundreds of ski resorts in Europe
15. GPS Destination
If you rent a car ask for your GPS destination to be pre-programed in advance.
16. Off the Beaten Track
Go to a resort off the beaten track or in a remote country like India
17. Ski Instructor
Choose a suitable ski instructor or ski guide in advance especially in peak season.
18. The Right Ski Gear
Choose the right ski gear for your ability and type of terrain
19. The Fitter You Are!
The fitter you are the more fun you will have so exercising beforehand is key such as joining a gym ski fitness program.