There are a lot of considerations when planning a ski trip, and the practical considerations are just as important as the fun ones – where to stay, where to drink apres-ski! Planning what to wear when you go skiing deserves some good thought. You want to be warm heading up the mountain in the morning, but not be uncomfortably hot as you shred the pow later in the day. Here are a few tips to make sure your outfit is on point and you’re ready to have a blast each and every day up the mountain.
The time has come. You have been dreaming of a skiing holiday with the kids, scrimping and saving to afford a holiday they’ll remember for the rest of their lives. Planning family ski holiday can be a tall order – packing bags, a long drive or short flights and age-appropriate attractions. There’s a lot to think about even before you get there! Luckily, we have the inside word on making the getaway process easier for everyone.
The countdown is on. We don’t know about you, but we’re ready for the first signs of snowfall, keeping an eye on the calendar and hoping winter comes a little early this year (and hangs around longer). Before joining us on the slopes however, take some time to lock down these 10 snow terms in preparation for your well-deserved ski holiday. Not only will you appear to know precisely what you’re talking about, you’ll find any lessons or weather feedback easier to understand with a little research in your back pocket.
Sit back, settle in and memorise these 10 snow terms you’ll hear on the slopes this year!
First timers are always keen to cash in on a spot of spring skiing, when the skies are clear and the winter crowd leaves with wide smiles, sore muscles and millions of memories. Strap the two long boards to your feet for a picture that almost seems comical… snow gear gets a few giggles the first time around. Before booking flights for your New Zealand holiday, or planning a few Queenstown side tours, get your head around the little things that will go a long way in influencing the success of your getaway.
You know they’re excited. You’ve been talking about a family holiday for a while, and snowmen keep cropping up in conversation, melting away any thoughts you had of a sandy island and cocktails by the pool. You’re ready for some fun too, but travelling with littlies can be complicated for everyone involved. Take the guess work out of what to hire, what to pack and what to do with our short guide to snow-tripping with children.