Tips for Planning Your Ski Trip This Winter
With winter around the corner, ski enthusiasts are thinking about when their next ski trip will be and where they want to go. Whether you’re traveling with your family, or a group of friends, a ski trip is a fun experience for all.
Ski trips are a wonderful winter vacation with beautiful views, time outside, and cozy accommodations to enjoy in between the slopes. Learn our top tips for planning your next ski trip this winter or early spring.
Plan Your Next Ski Trip
Follow our expert tips to prepare and plan your next ski trip for a fun and memorable experience.
Prep Your Gear Now
Double-check all your gear and equipment at least a few weeks before your trip to ensure everything is ready to go. Have your skis sharpened and waxed before your big trip, so your equipment is in pristine condition and prepared for the slopes.
When to Go
The best time to take your ski trip depends on a few factors. The earlier you book your trip, the better deal you’ll find, but then you may take the risk of poor weather. Of course, if you’re going with children, you’ll likely go when they are on break from school during the holidays in late December or early January.
Late February and Early March tend to be a great time to go skiing in popular places like Colorado. During this time, there’s a great snow base, and the weather is milder than in December or January.
Most ski resorts can accommodate every ski level. If your group has varying levels, look for a ski spot that can provide fun for everyone. Some ski resorts even offer winter activities outside of skiing, so if some of the group wanted to go tubing or skating, they can.
Pack Your Gear
You’ll want to pack everything needed for a day on the slopes and more! Of course, you’ll want to bring your skis and poles with you. If anyone in your group doesn’t own skis, he can rent from the resort. Here’s a list of other gear and clothing to bring on your ski trip so that you’re ready to pack up and hit the slopes.
What to Pack
- Ski goggles
- Snow Pants
- Lesuire Clothes
Lay out all the clothing you plan on packing with plenty of time before your trip so that you aren’t scrambling to clean or buy anything the night before you head out. Encourage everyone in your group to do the same.
Transporting Your Gear
If you’re driving, make sure you’re prepared to pack and haul everyone’s gear. Are you flying and bringing your ski gear on the plane? You’re usually allowed to check your ski gear. Check your airline for their specific procedure.