Hitting the slopes? Here are a few honest questions to ask yourself!
January 8, 2016
Wether you've been skiing for decades or just a few years, here are some questions to ask before you book your next ski trip!
How good of a skiier are you (really)?
Be honest with yourself about this first question. Chances are if you want to go to the Alps to ski, you’re probably pretty good, but don’t be pressured by friends into going somewhere that you feel may be out of your skill set. Read reviews of all the locations you are considering to see what people have to say. There’s nothing wrong with admitting you may not be as strong of a skier as you wish you were.
Do you need an all inclusive ski pass?
Are you going to ski every day that you are on vacation or will you want to explore the surrounding area? Big ski towns like Zermatt in Europe are connected to many separate mountains that have base lifts/gondolas in town that connect and transport you. This means you could be buying different tickets every day or looking for one all inclusive ticket to a specific town.
Bring your skiis or rent a pair?
If you have your own pair of skiis, of course you will want to use them. The tricky part is actually transporting them. Remeber that you can't carry them onto the plane so you are leaving them at the mercy of the baggage handlers. Some people will buy a pair of skis and sell them at the end of the trip, some will just rent when they get to the resort. If you’re interested in trying different skis, this may be a good option for you. It really comes down to your personal preference.
Is the night scene important?
Some towns are known for their vibrant nightlife, while others are a little more laid back. If you’re looking for the calm tranquility of a quiet mountain village, it’s best to let people in your group know that. It may mean staying at different locations, but can be worth it. It all depends on what you want. Do some research to find out if you’re getting what you’re after.