The Beginners Guide to Skiing Holidays

Those of us who are frequent skiing holidaymakers, we will often reach a time of the year where we find ourselves imagining the feeling of skiing down those steep slopes, leaving behind a trail of powdery snow behind us. Are you sick of seeing your friends posting endless amounts of pictures of their amazing winter holiday? Are you ready to hit the slops again? Well, if it has been a little while, or you find yourself in need of some advice, below is an incredibly helpful beginner’s guide to skiing holidays. Whether you are skiing Val Thorens, les Arcs, Val D’isere, or any other of the phenomenal skiing holiday destinations, this blog is sure to be helpful when preparing for your holiday.

Before You Set Off…

Below are some quick and easy tips for finding a place to start your journey to the slopes:

Choosing a Resort

Whether you are an experienced skier or a complete novice, there are some resorts that keep things as simple as possible; with knowledgeable, English-speaking ski instructors, accommodation close to the lifts, and none-slope-based resorts to keep things nice and easy.

What to Wear?

When you are skiing, you have got to think about layers. Wearing thick woolly jumpers will become rather taxing, and will eventually lead to some serious sweating. A thermal base with some extra layers made from a thinner material is the best way to keep warm during your time on the snow.

Preparing Your Body

Skiing is, without a doubt, an exhilarating and energetic sport. Preparing your body before your trip through regular exercise, especially your legs, will benefit you greatly when you finally get on the slopes.


There are so many fantastic indoor ski slopes around the UK that you would be foolish not to try skiing before you fly. Recapping after a long period away from the slopes or starting from scratch is always a great idea.

Pre-Booking Extras

There are two main items to have ready to go before you get to the slopes; your lift pass and your equipment. Organising these main extras on the day can be a daunting and frustrating task, which can be made much easier by booking in advance.

What to Pack…

When your resort and hotel are booked, now is the time to dust off your suitcase and think about what to pack. Below is a simple breakdown of the essentials that should make their way into your suitcase, onto the plane, and finally, finding its way to your hotel room:

Gloves – Ensure your gloves are waterproof.

Helmet – An absolutely essential accessory for head protection.

Socks – Thermal ski socks are definitely the best option available.

Eyewear – Protecting you from that glaring sun.

Footwear – Icy holiday resorts are guaranteed to increase the risk of falling.

Hat/Scarf – You a certain to need these on those cold walks to the bar.

Sun cream – The bright sun is sure to burn you at the top of those ski slopes.

Swimwear – Nothing beats a dip in a jacuzzi after a day on the slopes.

If you need further guidance on your skiing holiday, do not hesitate to get in touch with a reputable and reliable skiing holiday organiser. These professionals will be more than happy to provide you with as much information as you require to get your holiday off the ground.