FIRST SKIING HOLIDAY? HERE IS YOUR SURVIVAL GUIDE

FIRST SKIING HOLIDAY? HERE IS YOUR SURVIVAL GUIDE

Hello, everyone!

Now that the summer is gone and we are welcoming the colder seasons of the year, one of the things you might be considering doing this year is heading off for a ski trip with your family or your friends. We always see ski trips on TV and films and they seem as if they would be the ideal holiday, and now that you have made your decision, here are some tips for your first ski trip.

Borrow

As much as you might be tempted to go out and buy all of your equipment for skinning before you leave, you are better off borrowing some from someone you know, to begin with. If you haven’t been skiing before there is no guarantee that you will be good enough at it and also no guarantee that you will even like doing it. Borrow for now and then you can always buy some next time.

Book a chalet

Instead of booking one of the self catering lodges and cottages which are situated near ski parks, the ideal ski holidays will always include a chalet collide to the slopes. Staying at a chalet will feel like a little splash of luxury and you will be able to enjoy warm and cosy nights in by the fire and with stunning view over the mountains each and every morning when you wake up. It is amazing really. 

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Get a proper teacher

The temptation when you are going for a ski trip with your friends and your family is to simply ask one of them to teach you how to ski on the slopes. Although this is free and you can work with someone you are comfortable with; it is not the best way to learn how to ski. A proper teacher will be able to teach you the skills you need and they will also be able to make sure that you are completely safe when you come to take the slopes alone.

Get fit

Fitness is a big part of skiing because the act of skiing involves a lot of small muscles and a hell of a lot of balance on your part. Plus, when you spend the weekend on a mountain in the snow there will always be uphill walking involved and the last thing you want is to be totally out of breath when you do reach the top ready to ski down the slope. 

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Practice on an indoor slope

If you are going to be at home for a fair few weeks before you go on a ski holiday you can always benefit from practicing your moves on an indoor ski slope in your local area.  A quick google search will bring up plenty of results and you can spend some time getting used to the slopes and the way you move your body on them. Practice makes perfect and if you can go for an hour twice a week, you’ll be much more confident on the slopes by the time you go.

What are your tips for for the first skiing holidays? Let us know in the comment section below.

As always, thank you for visiting and have a great day!

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12 Comments

  1. September 6, 2018 / 10:55 pm

    Wow you covered all the basics comprehensively, should anyone read this post and go out for a trip they will be prepared. One big aspect is self discipline to stick to it all and no short cuts to get out there. Sounds like a real awesome get away, no such luck for us in sunny SA.

  2. Patricia Chamberlain
    September 6, 2018 / 11:35 pm

    I have never been on a skiing trip, so this was a really interesting read. There are several places within a few hours drive that people I know talk about, so this winter I might have to give it a try!

  3. September 7, 2018 / 1:57 am

    I used to water ski a lot when I was a kid, but I grew up in Florida so I’ve never done it on the snow. My cousin lives in Colorado now so we went to visit him two years ago but the boys are young so we just did some sledding.

  4. September 7, 2018 / 5:46 am

    I think I came across this point at the right time. I am currently planning a skiing trip to the northern part of Japan and these tips are going to really come in hand!

  5. September 7, 2018 / 6:22 am

    Wow Skiing is one of great activity and I really want to experience that activity. “I’m living in the tropical country there is no snow in my country”

  6. April Marquardt
    September 7, 2018 / 9:29 am

    This is such a great list! We are planning a ski trip this year so this is just what I needed. Thank you!

  7. Andrea Larson
    September 7, 2018 / 2:57 pm

    Skiing is still a challenge for me. Last time I could not manage to do it properly. Gotta try it one more time this season. 🙂

  8. Kim
    September 7, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    This makes me want to go on a skit vacation! This is such a helpful survival guide!

  9. Christa
    September 7, 2018 / 11:27 pm

    I didn’t grow up skiing, but its something I’d love to do with my family. This is very helpful!

  10. Rachel
    September 8, 2018 / 4:36 am

    I have only been skiing once. I was so sore i could barely move my body the next day.

  11. September 8, 2018 / 5:20 am

    Getting the right teacher is everything! Saves you so much time and effort.

  12. September 8, 2018 / 8:20 am

    Skiing is so not my thing. My idea of a good skiing trip is curling up with a book by the fire while everyone else skis!

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