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Here are some Top Tips for you from Andy because he's rad.


 
  • Ensure roaming is available on your phone so you can use your phone abroad.
  • Check with your network provider for any bundle deal available for when you go abroad. It could save you a bundle.
  • Familiarise yourself with the resort map and ski area so that you have a good idea of the layout before you arrive.
  • Buy some currency online to be delivered before you travel, you will get a much better rate.
  • If you are driving to the airport then prebook parking close to the terminal.
  • If you are a beginner then have a couple of taster sessions at your local snowdome, it will be worth it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  • Fresh pair of ski socks for each day (or min 3 pairs). If you are going during Dec-Feb then consider some inner socks or boot warmers - Nothing worse than cold feet!
  • If you are self catering then stick in some essentials like proper English tea, brown sauce and marmite.
  • Some decent, warm boots for walking around resort.
  • Lip salve is essential if you dont want your lips to fall apart.
  • LOTS of normal socks and underwear. You could go through 2 pairs of undies each day!
  • Swimming shorts/costume. There may be a pool, but there could be a hot tub!
  • Plug adapters - You probably have dozens becasue every time you go abroad you forget to pack them and end up buying another one.
  • PJ's - its cold so take them.
  • Hip flask / thermos for beverage transportation.

 


 

 

  • Download a few good apps before you leave the UK and learn how to use them. Apps for tracking your skiing/boarding will give you a good insight into how far and fast you are travelling.
  • A small backpack is always useful for carrying your kit and supplies. Not too big though, something small that you don't have to take off for chairlifts.
  • If you are on a budget them take sandwichs and snacks with you as food on the mountain is expensive.
  • Always carry a piste map so you know where you are and where you are going.
  • Try to avoid skiing on your own, its safer to be with someone else and usually a lot more fun!
  • If you do run into trouble and need help then the lift attendents are used to dealing with problems and have radios to call any service that may be needed.
  
  • Choose your baggage options wisely as you could save money. Maximise your hand luggage allowance and pack efficiently
  • Weigh your bags before you get to the airport. If you are over, you may get charged and it's not cheap.
  • Wear soft and comfortable clothes. Hoodys are useful for sleeping and keeping you warm.
  • Wear soft shoes as you wont have to take them off at the scanners. Try not to wear a belt or any jewellery so you can get straight through the scanners.
  • Hand sanitiser is a great idea. Germs are rife on airplanes so keeping clean and sanitised will reduce the chances of you getting ill and ruining your holiday.
 
 

 


 

  • Try to avoid school holidays as these are the busiets and most expensive times of the year.
  • If you have to go in school holidays then a good idea is the 2nd week of Easter holidays. This is usually the cheapest school holiday week of the whole season and as long as you stay high the snow should be great, plus you get a lot a greater chance of sunshine!
  • For the cheapest deals of the whole season then you should be looking around the week before Xmas and the middle 2 weeks of April, but make sure you go high to get the best chance of snow.
  • Middle of January is a smart choice as this is also low season and some great deals can be found - lots of cheap flights to Geneva
  • We would generally recommend a high resort with a good snow record. So any of the large French resorts or the Andorran resorts.
  • We offer some of our best deals in Val Thorens and Tignes.