During the season of Winter, many people long for a holiday in the warmth. You find some people jetting off to faraway shores to have some fun in the sun. While this can be appealing to many people, others consider embracing the winter a little more and opt for a holiday skiing. Winter in other countries doesn’t tend to be wet and miserable, it can be quite a lot of fun trudging through thick snow and taking in the breathtaking scenery of glaciers and mountains. So I thought I would share with you a few things about skiing, a quick guide on everything you need to know. Maybe it will inspire you to book some winter fun.
The accommodation you can stay in
Heading to the snow topped mountains could be one of the exciting holidays you go on. But where to stay when you get there? Thankfully there are many options that will suit all budgets. From luxury chalet options in Meribel in France to boutique hotels and hotspots in places like Sweden. Some places like Finland offer accommodation made out of ice. Some people fear that the accommodation won’t suit, but in actual fact, there are plenty of options much the same as there would be booking a summer holiday. So don’t let that put you off.
The gear and clothing you need to wear
It’s natural to wonder what to wear when skiing, but thankfully you can buy the sets you need all in one go. You need things like ski boots to grip when walking in the snow. You need thick thermal underwear to ensure you stay warm on the slopes, and then a thick ski jacket and trousers that add as insulation and also protection, should you fall on the slopes. Ski gear can also be hired if you are concerned about investing in it for your first trip.
What if you have never skied before?
People always get concerned about skiing because they have never done it before, but everyone is a beginner at first. Many resorts have ski schools offering tuition and classes specific to your ability. Whether young or old you will find something perfect for you. There are also specific slopes for different levels, so you won’t run the risk of heading to an advanced slope on your first day.
Who is a skiing holiday suitable for?
A skiing holiday is suitable for anyone. You can head there as a family with young children. With ski schools or even hotels and resorts offering creche or babysitting services, there is something for everyone. You could also consider heading there as a couple or with a group of friends. With bars, shops and restaurants there is a lot going on to entertain you.
What else can you do other than hit the slopes?
Finally, if you don’t want to spend each day skiing, then there are other things to do in the snow. Many resorts have shops and restaurants, but some also offer spa facilities and relaxing environments to unwind in.
Doesn’t skiing sound like the perfect way to spend your winter?