It might still be summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look forward to the year ahead.
Had your summer holiday already? Then your mind is probably already thinking about planning your next adventure. Believe it or not, summer is actually a great time to book a ski trip, as while everyone is thinking about beaches and city breaks, you’ll find that there are some excellent skiing deals available for the winter season. Skiing makes the perfect winter break, and if you start planning now, you can look forward to the trip of a lifetime.
Never been skiing before? Here’s what you need to know to plan the perfect ski trip.
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Choosing your destination
You’re spoiled for choice with skiing destinations, with some fantastic locations across Europe and the US which are well-known for their slopes. Staying close to home will make the trip more affordable, and by picking a European destination, you can get from your door to the chalet in just a few hours. Some of Europe’s best ski resorts include Chamonix in France, St. Moritz in Switzerland and Sölden, Austria.
When choosing the destination, check to see what the snowfall is like at different times of the year, as this can help you pick the right location for when you want to go. The best time to go skiing will depend on the resort you’re visiting, so make sure you do your research before you put anything in the diary.
Get your group organised
Skiing makes for the perfect group holiday, so whether you want to travel with friends or other families – it’s worth getting a group of you together to enjoy the snow. When you stay in a larger group, you can benefit from staying in large chalets and split the cost, giving you your own space to enjoy apres-ski activities together.
Of course, if you want to plan a romantic trip for you and your partner, now is the perfect time to pick up ski holiday deals based on two sharing. A day on the slopes followed by evenings in front of the fire is an incredible way to enjoy time with your partner, with some fantastic luxury ski hotels available at different resorts.
Book the extras
Once you’ve chosen the destination and how you’re going to get there, you can focus on booking the other essentials you’ll need to enjoy your trip. Book some skiing lessons if you’ve never been before, add a snowboarding day, and look into options for hiring or buying your equipment. Summer is a great time to get some affordable skiing clothes, so take a look through the sales to pick up some bargains.
Skiing is the perfect winter escape, and ideal if you enjoy a more active type of holiday. What’s more, skiing is good for your health and will give you something to look forward to later in the year. Looking for your next adventure? Book your winter ski trip now – see you on the slopes!
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