There’s no escaping the fact that COVID-19 has delayed or postponed many people’s holiday plans. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning for your future holidays once life has returned to normal.
You may not have a clear idea of when you can next go on holiday. But, you can start thinking about where you want to go, and who you’d like to take along with you. If you’re stuck for holiday ideas, have you thought about going somewhere to do a spot of skiing?
Skiing is such a fun thing to do on your holidays, and it also means you get to keep fit at the same time! If you’re new to skiing or have only ever done that once before in your life, this handy guide is for you.
Here’s what you need to know about planning your next ski holiday so that you and your party can have a fantastic time:
Practice makes perfect
Did you know that there are plenty of places around the UK where you can perfect your skiing skills? Britain is home to some fantastic indoor ski slopes where you can go skiing all year round.
Before you go on your skiing holiday, it makes sense to devote some time to perfecting your skiing. Yes, you could still practice at your skiing holiday. However, learning how to ski in a more controlled environment makes more sense.
Go shopping for ski-friendly clothing
Let’s face it: you don’t want to go skiing wearing some shorts and a T-shirt! Similarly, you don’t want to wear several layers of clothing that can hamper your skiing and even your balance on the slopes.
With those two thoughts in mind, spend some time researching the best clothing to wear during your ski adventures. Once you’ve got a shortlist of clothes to buy, you can then purchase them ahead of your skiing holiday.
Whenever you go on a holiday that involves activities like skiing, it always makes sense to prepare well for your adventures. Don’t leave things like clothes shopping to the last minute. It’ll only make you feel stressed out and anxious before you fly!
Research the best ski resort for your needs
Are you going skiing alone? Perhaps you’re going with your family or friends (or both)? And do you have a modest budget, or would you prefer to save the pennies and work to a shoestring budget?
As you can imagine, there are many different ski resorts where you can stay. For example, chalets such as Chalet Neve allow up to 14 guests to stay under the one roof. But, if you’re travelling solo, you might prefer a hotel room instead.
Check out the best flight options
If you can’t teleport yourself places, you’ll need to fly to your skiing holiday destination! The good news is you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to flight options. There are several major airports in the UK that you can fly from, and you’re bound to have one near where you live.
Websites like Kayak and Skyscanner let you search for flights from a plethora of airlines. Additionally, you should bear the following points in mind when you’re looking at flight options online:
- You can sometimes get lower prices by visiting an airline’s ‘local’ website;
- The UK is no longer part of the EU. That means you’ll need to research if there are any visa requirements for the country you visit;
- Be flexible with your flight times. That’s because you can sometimes make substantial savings by travelling at different times or even days.
Find out about ski resort discounts in advance
Some people new to skiing holidays won’t know that they can make significant savings by doing things in a certain way. For example, some ski resort centres may offer discounts on things like equipment rental and ski lifts to other ski resorts.
You can easily find out about savings by spending some time researching the subject on Google. Taking advantage of such discounts means you’ll have more money to spend on things like food and entertainment during your holiday.
Organise your travel insurance in advance
Nobody wants to think about the bad things that could happen to them while they’re on holiday. Yet things don’t always go to plan for some holidaymakers. That’s why it makes sense to organise and buy your travel insurance well in advance of your skiing holiday.
Travel insurance is quite affordable, even if you’re on a tight budget. And for such little outlay, you’ve got guaranteed peace of mind knowing you won’t be out of pocket should something terrible happen on holiday.