Before You Hit The Slopes, Plan Your Ski Trip
December 25, 2016
*This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots.
When you plan a ski trip, you can often get a little ahead of yourselves and want to get there right away. And that’s understandable, what kind of vacation is more exciting than a ski trip? Not many, that’s for sure. You might like to go on camping trips from time to time and who doesn’t love to lay out on a beach in the gorgeous sunshine, but nothing comes close to skiing!
Planning for a ski trip can be quite intense; there are a lot of things that you need to remember and tick off before you can leave. Whether it’s your first trip or you’re a seasoned professional, and you’d like to make the process easier, these tips should help.
The first thing that you’re going to want to do is choose your location and your accommodation wisely. If it’s your first time skiing, you ought to consult a couple of resort guides before you go. That way, you’ll know what to expect and can choose the right area - particularly if you’re staying in the US. If you’ve been before, make sure to do some research - you might find a new spot that sounds just perfect to you.
Then, you’re going to want to buy everything you need to take with you. If you already have your ski wear and you’re own skiing equipment, you might be able to bypass this step. But, it is a good idea to make sure you have everything you need and head out to get any replacements if not. If you’re starting from scratch, you’re going to need the right clothing, and you could think about buying your own kit too (or you can rent it while you’re there).
Then, you’re going to want to make sure that you have some transportation booked. Say you’ve booked your flights to Colorado, and you’re getting into Denver airport. Did you know that it’s a few hours drive to some of the ski resorts? It’s best to find the right Denver to Vail transportation, or any other area, before you leave to make sure you can get to your accommodation on time.
It can also help to think about your schedule for while you’re away. Depending on how long you’re going for, you might want to book some ski lessons, reserve a slope or even think about the social activities that you want to indulge in while you’re there. You can leave this until you get there, but you might feel a little more prepared if you plan in advance - especially if it’s your first time skiing.
And finally, it can also help to do your research before you get there. You might have a few ideas in mind for what you want to do while you’re there, so it can help to look into them and maybe book events or actives right away. You might also want to look into the dining options available and try to get a reservation if you’re hoping to try somewhere that is likely to be busy during the time you’re there.