Typically, your winter travel plans may include long lines at the airport for someone’s parents to decide to brave the elements and drive to their vacation destination. However, this year is different and you have decided to recharge your batteries with your first vacation in a ski resort.
The fresh air, the rustic settings, the city residents like the salt of the earth, and the novelty of the whole experience are something to look forward to, but this is the first time you will be heading in this direction, so the question is : – How do I prepare for all this?
There is no need for freight. As with any vacation, taking a little time to plan makes a difference in the world. The key, however, is to take the time to do a little research on where you are going, where you will be spending most of your time, and ultimately what you plan to get out of your trip.
First, think in terms of the most important items you need to pack. The medications you or your family will need should be high on your list. It would also not be a bad idea to have a copy of your doctor’s prescriptions in case you lose your medication and need to refill it. All of this may seem a bit too specific, but travel experts around the world have many stories to tell about family vacations and romantic getaways that were cut short due to lack of necessary medication.
Next, think about the necessary toiletries. These are the ‘little things’ that we tend to forget when planning a trip, so take the time to find out what you absolutely need, and based on your mode of travel, what to reassess based on travel restrictions. Travel experts to point out that if you feel the added hassle of packing these items is something to avoid, call the ski resort where you will be staying and find out if they provide toiletries to your guests.
Of course, if you are traveling to a ski resort, you are certainly traveling to a colder environment that involves snow and mountainous terrain. While planning your highlights, you should think about dressing in layers. Certainly protecting yourself from the winter cold is key, especially if you decide to ski, snowboard, and sled, but what happens when you’re off the slopes and hanging out in town? The elevation change doesn’t just mean a change in temperature, but the interior is usually nice and warm. Also, planning your clothes means thinking about what other plans you have for your trip. For example, if you decided to plan an evening of dinner and dancing while the kids are left behind and watching a movie, you will need to think about the best way to pack your cute clothes with your thermals.
Lastly, when it comes to gear in regards to your ski resort vacation, you need to plan how it will affect your overall travel experience. Travel blogs and resource sites are rife with stories from travelers who loved the actual vacation but would never travel there again due to the amount of gear carried both ways. This is where the personal touch comes in. Call the resort and ask if they rent equipment to guests. Sometimes they do, and if they don’t, they can guide you to the closest and most reliable place to get what you need.
Your first ski resort vacation should be epic and transformative in nature. Deciding to branch out and try something new will surely bring you joy and excitement and the desire to get back there as soon as possible. With proper planning, your first ski resort getaway won’t be your last.