Swapping Sand for Skis? Consider These Three Things for A Smooth Transition

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When we go on holiday, we look for an escape. We want to experience something new. But, when we go on the same beach style holiday each year, our time away can seem like less of an escape and more of the same old thing. So, we look for different ways to enjoy our escapes. Hence why, during your next break, the snow may sound like a better idea than the sand you see every year. And, what better way to enjoy snow than on a skiing break? If you’ve never been, this is the ideal chance to experience something new. But, there are a few things you need to consider if you want your first skiing experience to run smooth. This list should give you some idea of what they are.

Hire Instead Of Buy

As this is your first time, don’t spend a fortune on equipment. For now, you’re best off hiring your gear. Bear in mind that you’ll need ski suits, the skis themselves, and a decent pair of goggles. Write out a list, then look into the best places to rent. Most ski resorts do offer the chance to hire on site, and this may be your best bet for ease. You won’t have to worry about getting everything to your destination. The downside here is that resorts often charge high rates. If you’re hiring when you arrive, they can be pretty sure you have few alternatives.

So, it might be better price wise to look at options before you go. A quick online search will lead you to hire companies like Skiset instead. Calculate the cost of taking everything along with you and decide whether it’s worth hiring in advance.


Choose The Right Location

Think carefully, too, about your chosen destination. The majority of skiers head to French destinations like Chamonix in the Alps. But, you may want to think twice before booking a destination like this. Top choices are sure to be overrun with tourists. And, a busy slope may not be the best way to learn. Instead, it’s worth considering options like an Andorra ski holidays. Between France and Spain, this small province is sure to be more peaceful. And, as it’s not too far from France, you can rest easy that the backdrop won’t be too different.


Get The Know-How

Think, too, about the best ways to learn skiing basics. You may have dreams of hitting the slopes and being a natural, but it’s unlikely to happen. You need to learn the basics, and how to stay safe on the slopes. If you rock up with no experience, the holiday may end up being a waste. Instead, get guidance where you can. The chances are, your chosen accommodation offers access to instructors. Book well in advance to ensure you get the lessons you need. It may also be worth doing some research before you leave. The more prepared you are, the better chance you have of making the most of your holiday!



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