Alpine skiing – Wikitravel

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Virtually all ski resorts a ski school where you can sign up for It’s recommended that you to ski at a smaller, cheaper mountain to your location before off to a major ski resort so you won’t to pay a large fee (at least for a skipass) to use the bunny hill (which be the same more or less

Some tips that can you in choosing a right skiing

it helps a lot if a school don’t adding members to group in the of course (i.e. on 2nd and later day of training)–it guarantees that you repeat the same basic set of every day some new member

it’s best if your is a native speaker of your language (or other language you are fluent in): otherwise if skeaks only basic most instructions are do like me, but difficult for him to explain what are you doing wrong / what you change in how you ski

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There are many types of within alpine skiing, contests to downhill (going without turns) to moguls around the bumps). Cross skiing is usually also Nowadays most resorts snowboarders as well, but if you plan to do so check beforehand.

Most also offer a variety of activities such as horseback-riding and ice There are also usually stores for shopping and wonderful in the area that are worth into after a day of hitting the

Ski resort areas are also during the summer months of their numerous hiking, bicycling, etc opportunities.

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Any serious skier has own equipment, which consists of the

Skis with binding

Ski boots

If you’re not certain of if is right for you or you’re travelling a distance, consider renting equipment (which should be easy to do at the resort area). consider renting equipment, ski boots, for small children they will continue to and need to change sizes.

outdoor equipment (such as jacket, hat, mittens, are a must because of the typically conditions–regardless of if you buy or rent your ski

! Also invest in a good of snow pants as you only to fall once in order to be wet and for the rest of the day should you not have Ski goggles and/ or sunglasses are highly recommended to keep eyes safe from the off the snow.

When buying a . make sure its hood over the helmet–this is especially if you ever try skiing on a glacier weather is colder and winds can be strong.

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Skiing takes place in of the most treacherous terrain in the under very cold Be sure you are properly protected the cold so you will not suffer frostbite or hypothermia. When you are you will be exposed to the elements all day and to act accordingly.

If you feel particularly cold, if you begin to shiver, call it a day and indoors to warm up.

When the sun out, the reflection from the around you can cause serious as well! Be sure to wear goggles or sunglasses to protect eyes from snowblindness and sunscreen to protect yourself sunburn. Snow can reflect than 50% of the light that it, so wear sunscreen even if cloudy outside!

You’ll yourself later.

Ski terrain can be very dangerous and can lead to that can potentially injure or a careless skier. Do not ski any terrain is above your skill and pay attention to all signs and Ski Patrol Also heed avalanche signs and avoid areas avalanche buildup can occur.

always ski in a group or let someone where you are.

If you injure on patrolled terrain, ask a fellow to fetch the resort’s ski patrol for Lift operators can help them. Mark the location of an person by planting skis or in an upright cross just

[edit ] With children

children are accepted to a skiing from 3 years old.

choosing a destination and accommodation to with a 1..1.5-years toddler, the following aspects:


dining in hotel is much easier and than going out. half-board packages or at least a with its own restaurant (but not as you’ll likely prefer to lunch in a restaurant near the

distance from hotel to matters twice, as it will twice as much in reducing time on the slopes, compared to without children (in the case change in babysitting in the middle of the

make sure you’ll enough activities for a toddler at destination (and even at hotel): child-friendly swimming open-air playground; rent and ride him on a small childrens

apres ski is rarely compatible travelling with a toddler; apres-ski destionations better likely find yourself for quiter streets and cafes in the

make sure there is no disko or bar that can be heard your hotel (or at least your room) in the hours a normally have to sleep

sure there is a babysitting and/or a kindergarten, and personnel speaks your toddler’s language

[edit ] On a budget

In general, skiing is not the cheapest of activities. as with most travel careful planning ahead can you a good deal of money.

vary greatly among countries and specific resorts, so sure to look around. For in Europe, resorts in Austria to be more expensive than in neighbouring France. Some have a stronger focus on or young people than which often results in average prices and more options for accommodation and food.

holidays. Many destinations get during national of even holidays and prices tend to according to demand. When to another country for your make sure to look up holidays there .

Last bookings of course come the risk of unavailability, but can save up to 30% or

In many cases, group are cheaper as group accommodations 6 or 10 people) are available in many and are often cheaper per person.

out all-inclusive or at least combined which provide one price for rental of equipment and ski-passes. can be especially interesting if you don’t ski equipment of your own. In cases, transport (or at least transport from the airport or a train station to the resort) can be included.

In many resorts, apartments are at as readily available (sometimes more so) as hotel rooms. If on a budget, it often pays of to your own meals.

If possible not much more expensive), accommodation very close to the It will allow you to head for lunch instead of being to eat out.

If you’re making own way to the resort by car, consider at least the most expensive and other supplies with Note that many ski are a good drive away cities or normal villages. and shops in the resort (especially in ones) can be rather pricey.

If renting your equipment, if your materials are covered your travel insurance. If consider taking an insurance at the Many rental shops that option for a rather fee (e.g.

10 euro in France). not at all uncommon for a ski or stick to break and of replacement or repair are often

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Major destinations include:

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