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Our Guide to Ski Holiday Travel

By TravelFactory , 20/10/2022
A mother and her daughters in ski goggles and helmets in the Alps

Going on a ski holiday for the first time can be overwhelming. There are a lot of moving parts! From ski wear and equipment to lessons and jargon on the slopes. Researching one topic may get you lost in another. That’s why we’re giving you simple, need-to-know information so that you can travel with confidence and peace of mind.

Ski and Snow Activities 

Doing some awesome ski and snow activities is commonly the main reason to go on a ski resort. From alpine skiing to snow tubing, and even dog sledding, there are many unforgetable experience to do withing the french resort. But which activities are right for you, your family and/or friends, and which ski resorts offer them? To help you make the best choice for your holidays, discover our complete guide about snow activities.

Ski Packing List 

Before setting off, you’ll need to make sure you’re well-equipped! Having the right gear is essential to a successful ski holiday. You wouldn’t want to be uncomfortable or ill at ease on the slopes. Our complete Ski Packing List gives you an in-depth look at all the equipment and ski wear you need for your holiday to go off without a hitch.  

What to Wear Skiing 

Still not sure how many layers to wear, which brands to buy, or what materials are adapted to what weather conditions? Look no further than our guide, What to Wear Skiing. We cover the three layers of clothing that skiers need in detail and suggest the best options for every price point. You’ll soon be talking about merino wool and GORE-TEX like the pros! 

ESF Ski School

Now that you’re fully equipped and outfitted, it’s time to hit the slopes. Beginners (and anyone looking to improve their technique) can benefit from lessons with a certified instructor. Whether you’re an Alpine or a Nordic skier, our guide to the ESF Ski School is sure to help you find the perfect course. See what you’ll learn at each level and what you’ll need to master to take on the tests. You’ll be flying down the slopes in no time! 

ESF Snowboard Levels 

Snowboarding has exploded in popularity in recent years, and ski area have responded in Holidaymakers who’d like to get some air can take advantage of snowboarding lessons. Inspired by the logic behind ski levels, the ESF has created a system of Snowboard Levels for eager students. From Goomie Rider for the littlest kids to Snowboard Expert for adults and everything in between, why not try your hand at some jumps and tricks? 

Ski Run Colours 

Now that you’ve got some lessons under your belt, you’re ready to set off on your own. But where to start? The Alps alone has hundreds of kilometres of ski runs, and you surely don’t have time to assess them all one by one. That’s where ski run colours come into play. From green ski runs to beginners to black ski runs for seasoned pros, we break down the ski run colour system so that you can find the perfect piste for you! 

Travel Insurance 

Last but certainly not least, let’s talk insurance. Ski holidays are largely reliant on appropriate weather conditions, and mother nature can be unpredictable. Travel insurance allows you to book your holiday with peace of mind, knowing that if worse comes to worse, you’ll be reimbursed. And you’re covered in case of an accident on the slopes. Learn more about our Zen Travel Insurance, specially designed for ski holidays.