SKI TRIP TIPS
Traveling today isn’t all cotton candy and rainbows. Try more like delayed flights and angry TSA checkers. There are, however, a few precautions you can take to get the most out of your travel day and subsequent vacation experience.
To maximize your ski holiday, here are a few tips to consider when making the journey:
- Fly nonstop if possible. Ski vacations mean it’s winter, and that equals snowstorms. If you can take off once and land once, your chances of getting stranded are dramatically lessened compared to an itinerary packed with multiple layovers.
- Carry-on your ski boots. You can rent or buy almost everything from a local ski shop, except for your perfect-fit ski boots.
- Have plenty of Emergen-C, Airborne, etc. with you. There is nothing worse than coming down with something on your way to freedom.
- Stay hydrated. Water consumption will help you adjust to the high altitude, sip on your favorite cocktail without a hammering headache the next morning, and—at least for a few runs—keep up with the locals.
- Don’t forget a swimsuit. Hot tub gatherings (parties) are the best. And on that same note, be sure to participate in apres ski at least one day.
- In line with number five, pack a pair of flip-flops or slippers.
- Purchase extra legroom for the trip home. You are likely going to be exhausted and sore. The last thing you want is to squeeze into a tiny space with little butt cushion. Plus, you get free beer and wine.