GET PREPARED FOR
THE SKI SEASON
The sporting holidays and skiing season are fast approaching. Whether you are going to stay in Sweden or go abroad to the larger ski areas here are the most common questions that are usually asked.
We have compiled the best tips to make you feel as prepared as possible for the upcoming ski trip.
SKIING IN SWEDEN OR ABROAD?
The first question that many people ask is where are we going? Should you stay here in Sweden or try out some of the ski resorts abroad like Val Thorens, Bad Gastein and St Anton? The choice of ski resort depends largely on your needs.
If you are going to a family holiday for a cozy week in the snow with skiing and snow boarding, the Swedish resorts like Idre Fjäll and Åre are recommended. The benefits of staying in Sweden are:
It’s easier to take the car, which can make a big difference in price compared to buying airline tickets for the whole family.
The Swedish language makes it easier for children to go to ski school.
Instead, if you want more adventure and speed during your ski trip, the larger resorts abroad are really recommendable. There are probably not many who forget a trip to Val Thorens.
TIPS TO AVOID FREEZING
Although the minus degrees do not feel as cold on the mountain as in the south, a whole day out on the slope can be stressful for body temperature. Therefore, be sure to have a good clothing base to minimize the risk of freezing. Wool closest to the skin is what will keep you warmest.
In addition to this, it is important to protect your hands from cold. Feel free to wear a pair of thinner gloves that you can wear under your usual ski gloves if needed.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR EQUIPMENT
Do not forget to take care of your ski equipment while you are away. By hanging out or washing your underwear after a day’s skiing, they will feel much fresher the day after. The same applies to the boots. Add SmellWell XL to them overnight. SmellWell absorbs moisture and eliminates odor. Your boots will feel like new the next morning. Read more about how it works here.
In addition, your equipment will last longer if you take care of it.
PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST THE SUN
Yes we know, you’re not going to Thailand! But even on the mountain the sun is high and without sunscreen you can easily burn the skin, especially the front of the face. Therefore, pack a sunscreen and get into the habit of applying to your face before you get onto the slopes.
A SMALLER RUCKSACK FOR TRIPS
If you are high up in the mountains or plan on being out all day, it may be good to bring a smaller backpack. In this you can pack the most necessary items that you will need during the day. For example, you can put a thermos with a hot drink and a water bottle. Also take something small to raise blood sugar, a piece of chocolate is never wrong as well as a first aid kit.
SAVE MONEY WITH PREPREPARED FOOD
Going on holiday is always something fun, but unfortunately it add up to be an expensive time. In order to be able to scale down the economic bite up in the mountains it is wise to bring as much ready-made food from home as possible. In this way you save both money and time from the kitchen. Plan on stews and gratangs that can easily heat up while you are warming in the sauna.
SKISCHOOL – YES OR NO?
Are you or someone in your travel group a beginner on skis and are thinking about going to ski school? It’s not a stupid thought.
With ski lessons you will get tips and tricks from experienced skiers who have been at this a long time. You learn to ski from scratch and practicing the lessons on your own, you will definitely feel that you get more out of your trip.
Why not put the whole family in ski school, the children can often start from 2-3 years of age.
Finally, we wish you a great trip!