With the weather so cold in England, many people decide that they might as well travel to some place where they can enjoy the rock-bottom temperatures. Skiing holidays are hugely popular with tourists who want to have fun in the cold and there are many hotspots near and far to suit any winter-holiday budget. Whether you’re getting set for your first time on the slopes or if you’re a veteran skier, you should check this list of essentials to make sure you have everything you need to enjoy your trip in comfort and style:
You will have on plenty of external warm layers, but really and truly, proper thermal underwear will make all the difference. Opt for a full vest and long johns and you can be toasty to your very core while confronting the coldest conditions a holiday can throw at you. You’re likely to build up a bit of sweat while navigating your way down the mountainsides, but without this specially insulated underwear you’d be doing so in far less comfort. Be sure to pack standard pairs as well for all the times you’ll be relaxing in the comfort of the heated indoors when you’d rather not be building up any sweat at all.
While this may sound like a ridiculous thing to need in such cold conditions, the fact is that a skiing holiday is where you should be most vigilant with your sunscreen application. You might not have much skin exposed when you’ve got your full gear on, but whatever tiny bits of flesh are poking out will receive the full extent of the sun’s wrath if not protected properly. The white, icy mountain faces provide the ideal amplification and reflection for the suns UV rays, making them hit much harder than on some sun-and-sand style holiday destinations. A case of serious sun stroke will put a big downer on your vacation, so make sure you research what level of protection you will need in the area you’re visiting.
With the high potential for sunburn in mind, getting into a bikini may sound like a daunting prospect - and you may be wondering why you’d want to at a skiing resort. Luckily, many ski complexes hold indoor swimming pools. You can get bikinis from George at ASDA for great prices that you can still flaunt on your winter getaway. There are also many resorts that boast spas or heated Jacuzzis too. These are great fun, and you can show off your new bikini while indulging in some après-ski relaxation.
As with protection for your skin, another important thing to have when you ski is protection for your eyes. Even if you plan on just spectating you’ll want to make sure you can see more than a blinding strip of white as you look out across the mountains to watch your loved ones tackle the slopes.
Skiing is great fun, but if you’ve not been before or it’s been a while since your last trip there are some essential items that could easily slip your mind. Don’t get caught out and be sure to tick off these not-so-obvious items as soon as you start packing.