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Madhav Shastri

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Top Tips For Your First Ski Holiday


Ski holidays can be daunting to beginners. How do you go about booking? Do I get my pass before or whilst I’m there? What ski equipment do I need? These are just some of the questions that ski novices may ask before their big trip.

But don’t fret! If you have a ski holiday in the works, or you’re in the early stages of planning, we’re here to help. Here are some of our top tips to get you through your first ski holiday.

Practice makes perfect

There are a few things you can do to ease your nerves about skiing for the first time. If available near you, you could opt to practice on a dry slope before your trip. Or if that does not work for you, join up to a ski school whilst on your trip. You don’t have to spend a lot of time there, but just enough to calm your nerves and learn the basics. It may take a little getting used to, but once you’ve got the hang of it, you’ll have the best trip! You’ll be wondering why you hadn’t booked a ski holiday sooner.

Booking a ski tour is a hassle free way to organise your first ski trip! Get flights, food and accommodation sorted in one swoop. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Contiki to offer you and your friends the chance to book a mini ski break in Austria, for just £359 per person. On this 3 day tour, you’ll get your accommodation, breakfasts and flights from London Heathrow. All you need to do is leave a deposit off £50 and you’re set! We’ve got dates for December and January departures, so start planning your winter ski trip now

Borrow or hire your your ski suit

Buying a new ski suit, as well as all the extras such as goggles, hats and thermals, can get pretty pricey. So we suggest for your first trip to borrow or hire as much as you can. It’ll save you a huge expense before you go. Plus if you decide skiing isn’t for you after this trip, you haven’t got the added hassle of trying to sell your suit.

Embrace packed lunches!

Skiing can be an expensive holiday and the added costs of eating at mountain side restaurants each day, are just too much for some people. So save a little money and buy supplies from a local supermarket and make sandwiches to take with you. And hey, if you have a great day on the slopes treat yourself occasionally to a sit down meal.

Go in a group

If you’re nervous about going skiing for the first time, why not try and get a group of friends or family together? The prospect of skiing down the side of a mountain isn’t as scary when surrounded by familiar faces.