You have booked a ski holiday and the departure day is quickly nearing. Because we all live pretty hectic lives, it can sometimes happen that you’ve lost overview of all things that still need to be done. So, what actually do you need to organise before you go on holiday? Especially if it is your first time going on ski holiday, you may not know what it is exactly that needs to be organised or what you need before you go on holiday. No worries, Sunweb has covered all the bases in this article!
Lift passes… how does it really work?
If you want to go skiing or want to snow board, you will always need a lift pass. When you book your ski holiday with Sunweb, you will not have the hassle of organising the lift pass yourself. With Sunweb, your lift pass is always included in the price and the package when you make a booking. Your lift pass will be ready and waiting for you when you arrive at your destination. This way, you’ll be able to hit the slopes immediately. One of the perks of booking with Sunweb is that the lift pass is much cheaper than when you would buy it at the destination, which makes it such a good deal!
Equipment and the proper clothing
Going on a ski holiday requires you to pack so much more than when you go on a beach holiday. You need to stay warm on the slopes and in the snow, so naturally you need to pack gloves, thick socks sweaters and not to forget those puffy ski trousers. And then there is the ski and snow board equipment that you need. Are you going to rent at the destination or are you taking your own gear? In any case, make sure that you have organised everything in time before your departure, since surprises can sometimes be unexpected and unpleasant. Below, you will find a list with the basics you need when going on a winter sports holiday.
- Skis / snowboard
- Ski and/or snow board boots
- Ski poles
- Snow shoes
- Watertight ski jacket and ski trousers
- Ski sunglasses or goggles
- Watertight gloves
- Ski socks
- Thermos underwear
- Backpack for on the slopes
- Snow boots
- UV protection
Self-drive ski holiday
Many people choose a self-drive ski holiday since you don’t have to be too picky about what to take and what not. Besides that, it can even be a lot cheaper than flying and it is less of a hassle when travelling with children. However, your car also needs to meet certain standards before getting on the road. In many European countries certain things are mandatory to have in your car, which you might not necessarily need back home. So what are things that you definitely should not forget?
- Winter tyres (mandatory in many European countries) and snow chains
- Before leaving, check the traffic reports of the destination you are travelling to
- A motorway vignette and environmental stickers
- Road maps. Even though you might have a navigation system in your car , alternative routes will be much clearer on a hard copy map
- High visibility bib for every person in the car, accident triangle
- Set of spare lights
Sit back and relax, we will organise things for you!
Luckily, there are several things that you don’t need to remember when booking your ski holiday with Sunweb. As mentioned above, the lift pass is always included in the price and you can easily add ski/snowboard rental equipment and ski/ snowboard lessons to your booking. This way, once you leave your house, all you have to worry about is the personal items and clothes that you will need during your holiday, making your holiday hassle free!
Right, you have been fully prepared for your winter sports holiday, but have you already found your perfect ski resort and accommodation? Check out our website for the best deals on self-drive and flights packages!