We are almost one month away from Christmas, I repeat, ONE MONTH AWAY FROM CHRISTMAS. This is always a good indication that ski season is HERE and I personally LOVE, LOVE and LOVE a winter get-away. A winter holiday is just as great as a summer one, think log fires, coziness, and powdery white snow! I have visited Switzerland many times as I am lucky enough to have family who live there. The refreshing mountain air seems to touch my mind body and soul and I always leave feeling relaxed and inspired.
Whilst I never get bored of Switzerland and it never disappoints year upon year, admittedly I would love to experience another ski resort – as they say you never know until you’ve tried.
Being no stranger to those snowy days I thought I would put together a little guide on a Ski holiday based on my past experiences. Whether you’re a skier, sledger or want to simply slurp Sauvignon by an open log fire, this guide will hopefully give you an insight on creating a perfect winter break.
There are many things to consider when booking your trip, like food expenses, ski lessons and transport costs!
Feeling peckish on the mountain? Imagine devouring a feast of cheeses, salami and warm bread at the top of a mountain whilst viewing the breathtaking surroundings all around you! Sounds ravishing and exquisite right? WARNING, be prepared to spend a small fortune. I once ordered a SMALL portion of chips (it was cheat day ok) which cost me a whopping £15 and I had to pay EXTRA for tomato sauce. I mean come on, extra for ketchup?! – I’m no stingy Mc Stingson but I thought £15 was a biiiiiiiiiiiit hefty. Never the less, that is not me saying it wasn’t worth it by a long shot. You definitely pay for the views and it feels like such a fab, luxurious treat being able to scoff your chips on top of a mountain (which by the way were very tasty).
Ski life can be expensive and if you wish to ski and haven’t ever ski’d before then I would 100% recommend some ski lessons prior to your trip. You can go to a few locations across the UK and just a few lessons could really help you to get to grips on the basics, which can save you time on your holiday.
Firstly, transfers on the train from the airport to the ski resort are HORRIFIC. 1. they’re are so pricey and you are literally crammed in like a tin of sardines and 2. they’re pretty expensive. For someone who lets just say doesn’t pack ‘lightly’ it is totally impractical and inappropriate!
QUE IN Rentalcars.com … for my next trip I will definitely be hiring a rental car. No more sardine antics, but most importantly, it gives you total freedom to do as you want, when you want and at any time you want. P U R E luxury. I think it’s sick that you can also hire cars with roof racks to make transporting ski equipment from A to B even more convenient. You can also have a secret food and drink stash in the boot hehe.
RentalCars.com do have an app too which is very straight forward and easy to use. You specify your trip details and then you can choose the car to suit you!
I took screenshots from the app to show what you can expect.
Reminders of things you DEFFO need to pack…
- SUNGLASSES – wow, it may be chilly but the sun is so bright up on those mountains.
- Sun cream – you want to keep your skin as soft as a babies bum right?! Don’t forget sun screen as the rays can be very harsh with out you even knowing. (see below pic for an example of what you don’t want, lol)
- PASSPORT – obv. Please don’t be like those people you see on those airport programmes who forget their passport!
- Comfy thick socks – nothing worse than cold feet.
- Pyjamas and slippers – Slipping into something more comfortable at night feels like a blessing when you’ve been on the slopes.
- Camera – To capture those Insta-worthy pics.
- Comfy boots
ON THE SLOPES my 3 S’S (AKA SICK SLOPE SELECTIONS)
OFF THE SLOPES
AND remember, please do remember to purchase holiday insurance!
I hope you enjoyed reading!
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