21 Terribly Great Ski Holiday Tips

Ski Holiday Tips

Here are 21 obvious and not so obvious tips to remember when going away this year.

Which ones are your favourite?

#21. Heat Your Boots!

To soften ski boots for the morning, stand by a radiator or put on a heated boot rack. Whatever you do, don’t leave them outside!

If your ski or snowboard boots struggle to dry overnight, we recommend getting yourself these beautiesGreat for Ski and Snowboard Boots – No Electricity or Heat Required.

DRYSURE Extreme Boot Dryer
DRYSURE Extreme Boot Dryer

#20. Energy Snacks

Put a chocolate bar/oats bar in your pocket in the morning for that essential mid-morning snack. Try and get a snack with high carbohydrates as it will provide you with more energy.

Clif bars are a great energy provider and you can buy them prior to your trip online.

Clif Bar Energy Bar
Clif Bar Energy Bar

#19. Book Ahead

Make your lunch reservations either before you leave in the morning via phone, or as you ski past the restaurant early in the day – especially if you are a large group.

Click here to view our mountain recommendations in our resorts.

ski lunch
Ski Lunchtime

#18. Apres Split Ski

When at apres – split your skis with a friend so it prevents them from being stolen or drunkenly borrowed by your mates – even better, buy a ski lock! 

apres ski
apres ski

#17. Cold Days

On a cold day, wear lots of thin layers – you always have the option to take one off – better too hot than too cold… We recommend reading out 2019 Layers Guide 

3 ski layers

#16. Watch out!

Before booking or paying anything, check the company is not a fake! It happens a lot and you can read more here

Find a trusting and secure ski company to help you find the perfect ski holiday for you.

powder white chalet courchevel

#15. Weather Tips

Keep an eye on the weather forecast – get up early on a forecasted beautiful morning to enjoy untouched pistes and off-piste.

Glacier skiing - Les Deux Alpes

#14. Hydrate, before you rehydrate

Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and especially before bed – humidity is very low at high altitude, and you will get very dehydrated, especially after a few shots.

We like to ski with a Camelbak so you can stay hydrated on the move. Unless you fill it with wine before apres…

Camelbak Antidote Reservoir
Camelbak Antidote Reservoir

#13. Queuing

Take the inside line on a ski lift queue – and sharpen your elbows  – to minimise queue times.

ski lift queue
ski lift queue tip

#12. Late Lunch

Take a late lunch – and enjoy quieter slopes whilst everyone else is having lunch (remember to book!)


#11. If you have children

For your kids, put your mobile number in their pocket in case they get lost.


#10. Pre-book

Pre-book lift pass and ski hire to save time. A service Power White offers all their guests to save them time when in the resort.


#9. Ski Schools

Always book your ski school when you book your holiday – availability can get very tight.

#8. Lunch in the sun

Remember to take a pair of sunglasses with you for lunch – eating lunch in your goggles is not a good look!


#7. Don’t be a Jerry

Never ski with your jacket open – a ‘flappy jacket’ is a sure sign of a novice Brit skier! Other things to avoid – ski pants tucked into boots and a goggle gap – not cool!

#6. Queuing

When on the chairlift – put your goggles on your head/helmet for a nice even +face tan!

#5. Red and crusty

Don’t forget sunscreen and lip balm – otherwise, your face will look like a tomato with crusty lips by the end of the day – not so nice!

#4. Ski Pass

At the start of the holiday, put your ski pass in your jacket pocket and leave it there – then there is no danger of leaving it in your accommodation.

#3. SHOTS!

It is perfectly normal to start doing shots at 2 pm in Austria.

Farinet Apres Ski

#2. Ski Boot Tip

Do your boots up before you walk to the ski lift in the morning – it will help make the plastic more flexible and make it more comfortable by the time you start skiing.

salomon ski boots

#1. Be safe out there

Wear a helmet – these days it is odd not too. Invest in a good helmet (£50-£100), it could save your life one day.

glacier ski Resorts
glacier ski Resorts

I hope you found these tips useful and if you would like to get more advice on your ski holiday, please enquire below.


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