For a lot of us, skiing is an acquired taste, and contrary to popular belief, you don’t really need to be a professional skier to enjoy traipsing up and down a mountain. But, if you don’t have the basics in place, it can be very difficult to enjoy your skiing vacation. What should you have in place to make sure that you’re skiing vacation is as enjoyable as it can be?
Pick The Right Accommodation
Picking your lodgings depends on your budget. It’s always a good idea to go for a comprehensive accommodation experience, such as the Marriott’s StreamSide Birch at Vail in Colorado. For others, you can go for the ski in ski out lodgings. This is a good option for those who are first-time visitors to a ski slope. But self-catered accommodation is always a good shout, especially if you are in a big party.
Get Some Lessons
There will be lessons provided wherever you go for a skiing vacation, but it’s always a good idea to get some under your belt before you head off. There are plenty of opportunities to go skiing on a dry slope, and there are so many different tutorials you can find online these days, that it’s a good idea to get yourself schooled up in the basics beforehand, putting you at an advantage, and saving you some embarrassment!
Stop When You’re Tired
If you are heading out with friends who are experienced skiers, it can be tempting to try and keep up with them. It’s obviously great exercise, but if you’ve noticed you are beginning to compromise form, then make sure you take a break. Give yourself time to relax and recuperate, and make sure you eat a healthy meal, and so you are fully recharged ready to hit the slopes again! These types of vacations can be an opportunity to let your hair down and to go nuts in the evening, but if you are feeling particularly delicate the next day, heading out on the ski slopes can result in one of two outcomes, and it could be good or bad!
Pick A Place That Isn’t Just For Skiing
Enjoying a skiing vacation isn’t just about the skiing, it’s about taking in the atmosphere, enjoying the sights, and spending time with your friends are family. As a result, you don’t necessarily need to pick a place that’s exclusively for skiing. You could find somewhere that is suitable for relaxing or is somewhere close to a town with all the required amenities. Vail in Colorado has two prime ski resorts, the Vail Ski resort, and the Beaver Creek Ski Resort, but there’s also cross-country paths for you to take advantage of. So, if you’d rather get your exercise in other ways, then you’ve got other options!
Beware, skiing is incredibly addictive, but it’s not the be all and end all of a wonderful vacation in a mountain area. If you pick your destination just right, you’ve got something for everyone. But, the skiing is a big draw for a lot of people of all ages. If this is your first ski vacation, it might be the first of many more!