If you are heading for a ski trip anytime soon, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do to make it more enjoyable. Maybe this is the first time you have ever hit the slopes. Alternatively, you might have already been skiing but want this trip to be even better. If so, read on for some helpful tips.

Rent Your Skis

Travelling with skis can be a pain, especially if flying to the resort. The good folk at Canyon Sports say that ski rentals is often preferable for those who do not ski regularly when at home or those who might take a ski trip every few years. Buying skis is best left for those who are serious about the sport and enjoy it many times over a season.

Wear the Right Clothes

Most people who have never been to a ski resort are of the opinion that they need to invest in the heaviest, thickest clothing in order to stay warm. However, it is much better to wear a few layers of lighter, thin layers. Layering up is always recommended as it allows you to add or take away layers depending on how hot or cold you feel. Remember, even though it will be cold outside, the effort of skiing will mean that you will warm up quite quickly. Wearing lots of heavy clothing could make you feel uncomfortable and hence affect your enjoyment on the slopes.

Get a Lesson

Even if you have skied before, you might still benefit from a refresher lesson before you head back on the slopes. If this is your first time, then a lesson (or two) is highly recommended. A professional instructor will help you to find your way about the slopes and will teach you the safest way to ski. They will also show you which slopes are suitable for your level.

Stay Hydrated

Let’s face it, a skiing vacation is lots of fun and when the sun goes down most people head to the nearest bar for a few drinks. They might even hit the nightclub for some afterhours dancing. It is therefore important to drink plenty of water when skiing as it is easy to become dehydrated. The low humidity levels and high altitude can both affect you if you are not hydrated; you could end up feeling dizzy or faint.

Enjoy More than Skiing

While the point of a skiing vacation is usually to traverse the slopes, there are plenty of people who enjoy such a trip without ever donning a pair of skis. This is because there is so much to do in these fabulous resorts. The activities available will vary depending on the resort. The larger resorts might offer activities such as:

  • husky safaris
  • husky sledding
  • mountain trekking
  • snowshoeing
  • tobogganing
  • sleigh rides.

If you want a day away from the snow, you can always enjoy some luxurious treatments at a nearby spa. Maybe the hotel you are staying in will have a gym and wellness center with a sauna and hot tubs. You can then head for some nice food and drink while you watch everyone else tackling the slopes.


If you are heading off on a winter break to a ski resort, you will want to make the most of this vacation. Skiing is likely to be an important part of the experience, and this will be more enjoyable if you stay hydrated and wear the right clothing. However, there are also other activities to enjoy when you are not skiing such as sleigh rides, snowshoeing, and spa treatments.