Before Your Next Ski Trip, Do These Three Things

Before you head to the slopes for your next skiing adventure, there are some important tasks you must do. Read on to find out what they are. 

Gear up 

First of all, making sure you have the correct equipment is a vital task before your next ski trip. However, do bear in mind that you don’t necessarily need to have your own skis or boots, as they can be rented with ease when you arrive. 

There are some personal items you will require though, including your own well-fitting pair of ski goggles that protect you from the harsh glare of the sun reflecting from the snow. You can even get goggles that have quick-change lenses so you can update them based on your needs and look. 

In addition to goggles, you will want some decent gloves, a hat, and plenty of layers that you can add and remove as needed. The idea is that when you are working up a sweat you can wear less, but add more when you stop for break or lunch to keep you toasty warm. 

Lastly, you will definitely need some high factor sun cream with both UVA and UVB protection too. Look for a factor 50+ mountain version for the best protection, and be sure to invest in some high factor SPF lip balm for while you are out on the slopes too! 

Educate yourself about the area 

One of the most important things you can do before you leave on your next trip is to educate yourself about the area that you will be exploring. Indeed, it’s a good idea to look into all of these things before you even book your next trip. After all, while each resort will have snow in common, a visit to Val d’Isere, France can be quite different from a vacation in Banff, Canada! 

With that in mind, be sure to check up on things like what the locals speak, and whether you will need to brush up on your language skills before you leave. Indeed, often being able to speak the language can help enhance your experience. 

Additionally, you will need to look into the types of ski runs on offer, and make sure you know which best match your ability. Not to mention any potential hazards such as off-limits areas and particularly challenging routes. 

Finally, and perhaps most importantly you will need to scope out the best places to eat and partake in some Apres Ski! Remember skiing is thirsty and appetite-inducing work, so you will want to find the very best places to fill your belly after a long day on the slopes. Oh and booking them ahead of time can save you from disappointment too! 

Just in case 

Last of all before your next Ski trip you will need to make sure your insurance is in order. This is because not all policies cover what are classed as higher-risk activities such as skiing and snowboarding. Indeed, it is common practice to add additional coverage! 

Of course, you won’t want to get caught in a situation where you need coverage for medical costs when you haven’t got it, so be sure to do your due diligence before you leave.

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