1. Book your ski holiday in advance
Preparing for your ski vacation starts with choosing your resort. To avoid unnecessary stress and have a choice of destinations, book your accommodation as soon as possible. For the more far-sighted, we open our rentals in early June, and to make sure you don't miss your apartment, we suggest adding options from one year to the next.
2. Book your ski lessons before the stay
Whether for you or for your children, to have a great ski holiday, don't forget to book the ski lessons in advance. In high season, you may have a hard time finding a professional available at the last minute. Enough to potentially spoil your ski vacation. Ask our teams for advice, who will be able to advise you and direct you to a professional.
3. Prepare yourself physically for a great ski vacation
Before setting off on the slopes, physical preparation is essential if you do not do sports on a daily basis. Winter sports are indeed very physical and the body can have difficulty withstanding unusual intense efforts.
Ideally, prepare for your ski vacation a month before departure, with muscle building and cardiovascular work. Doing at least 30 minutes of brisk walking a day, walking up and down stairs instead of taking the elevator, and doing 2 to 3 jogs each week are some of the exercises that will keep you in good shape and prepare you for the slopes.
Once there, always remember to stretch before putting on your skis and don't hesitate to start with some easy slopes on the first day if you are a little rusty.
4. Check your ski equipment
Having good quality equipment, adapted to your profile, is essential in preparing for your ski vacation to tackle the slopes with confidence and safety.
Have your ski or snowboard bindings adjusted by a professional before using them. Age, gender, height, weight, shoe size and ski level: many parameters must be taken into account for bindings, hence the importance of entrusting this task to a professional in order to limit the risk of accidents on the slopes . The advisers of our partner Skiset are available to advise you.
Do not neglect your outfit, which should protect you well against the cold from head to toe.
5. Take stock of your insurance before your ski vacation
Before hitting the slopes, make sure you are covered in the event of an accident. Mountain rescue is indeed often chargeable and expensive.
Take stock of the guarantees in your insurance contracts a few weeks before leaving and possibly take out additional insurance or guarantees to protect yourself in the event of the unexpected during your ski vacation. By booking your ski pass, we offer Carré Neige insurance.
6. Prepare your vehicle for driving on snow
To prepare for your ski vacation, thoroughly inspect your vehicle. Fitting snow tires, checking the tire pressure, adding chains and antifreeze liquid in the boot, checking levels, functioning of the lighting: sift everything before D-Day and contact a mechanic in case of technical problem.
7. Protect yourself from the sun on the slopes
Contrary to popular belief, the sun is just as harmful in winter as it is in summer. Do not go on the slopes without your sunglasses to avoid glare or worse irritation of the cornea (“snow ophthalmia”).
Sun creams will protect your skin from insidious sunburns, don't forget them at home!
8. Don't forget your good humor
Preparation is good, but a good ski holiday is also, and above all, good humor and fun. Take advantage of your vacation to recharge your batteries, spend time with your loved ones and indulge in your favorite hobbies.
All you have to do is have a great stay!