Accommodation has been booked now what do you need to do next especially if its your first ski holiday .
- Look into booking lessons – there are many choices available from group lessons to private lessons with French ski school or independent ski instructors. Ask you Ski Chalet hosts for advice and recommendations.
- Transfer to resort if flying- Make sure the Company are well known and have the correct paperwork for driving in France and Switzerland, there are many rules and regulations – Ask your chalet hosts for recommendations many have accounts and can arrange this for you.
- Lift passes – Check on line for any offers , booking in advance online usually guarantees a 10% discount. Some ski schools offer discount when booking lessons.
- Equipment – You will need ski boots, skis and helmet (not a rule in France). Ski boots are usually the same size as your shoe size. Skis are set up on weight, height and ski level. Worth shopping around for in the resorts you are visiting.
What to bring from home:
- Warm ski jacket
- Goggles and good UV sunglasses
- Bobble hat
- Helmet if you wear one a good idea for children.
- Sun screen
- Scarf or neck warmer
- Thermal layers for legs and body
- Ski socks – not just normal socks
- Lip balm with sun screen block
- Comfy slippers for inside the chalet
- Basic first aid kit
- Paracetamol and Ibuprofen – Expensive in France
- Cheeky snacks for the ski slopes keep your energy levels up
- Little swifty hip flask with your favourite tipple useful on the very cold day.
Drink plenty of liquids even on the cold days dehydration in altitude hits us all especially if your not used to it. Drink 3 times more than you think you need to. If you have a hot tub to use you need more water these are fun but also dehydrate you.
Last but not least have fun…..