Planning a ski holiday: what you need to know

A ski holiday is the perfect family holiday, there are so many destinations to choose from but also so many factors to consider before booking such an exhilarating trip. You can make your trip a lot more enjoyable and stress-free with a bit of planning and comparing before booking your dream ski holiday.

It’s important to start by choosing the right resort for you – if this is your first ski trip ensure there are enough beginner slopes and green pistes at the resort so you can make the most of your trip. The ideal would be a resort with a good mix of green (easiest), blue, red and black (hardest) pistes offered by the resort for the skill level you are at.

Compare and check the difference in the cost of the lift passes to give you an idea of the costs of the resort so you can be sure to get the most for the budget you have available. Another factor to consider in your budget is ski lessons/refresher lessons no matter if you are a beginner or advanced this is always a plus to start the trip on a good foot.

One of the most important parts of planning a ski trip is travel insurance tailored for your holiday. Use a comparison engine like Insurance Comparison, in which you can select yes to wintersports, all the quotes returned will have the benefit included. In just a few clicks you will have quotes from a wide-range of insurers all on one page so you can be sure to choose the right insurance for your holiday. It is worth noting some annual multi trip policies have a maximum trip duration so it is worth checking this.

Read the small print of the policy before you buy it to ensure you will have cover for everything you need like your medical expenses in the case of an emergency, the equipment that you are taking a long or even hiring, some policies even offer you insurance against bad weather. All of this can save you a lot of money in the case of an unforeseen emergency – get the cover best for you.

Lastly remember the key pieces you will need for your skiing holiday lie gloves, thermals, goggles, ski socks, ski jacket and a buff. You can always rent helmets at most resorts but be sure to bring your own if you would prefer.