10 Things You Need to Know Before You Hit the Slopes
But despite the unfamiliarities, you’ll be hard pushed to find a funner holiday and we couldn't recommend a trip to the mountains more.
If you’ve no idea what I’m talking about, then this chap certainly does. The good news? Not every resort is home to these monstrosities.Although it’d be nice to have that shiny new setup, in reality if you’re a first timer you might be better off with rental equipment. Every resort will have at least one rental shop where you can rent both ski and snowboard gear.']
Kids defy the law of gravity, they fall off rails and bounce, you fall off a rail and it’s the holiday ender. Learn the basics on the piste first before you get tempted to take that park line. Just think you don’t want to be this guy.For many, après is a major part of a snow holiday. After a solid day on the mountain, come 4pm you’ll start to notice the crowds streaming towards the nearest mountain bar.']
Follow them, but go with caution. A civilised vin chaud will swiftly turn into a fast flowing concoction of jugs of beer, toffee vodka and jaeger bombs and before you know it you’ll be off your head, dancing on tables, having the time of your life.
Amazing fun, but if you’re new to the mountain our advice would be not to indulge in an après session up the mountain as it will inevitably involve you having to ski back down blind drunk. Pick an après spot in the resort or one handily located next to a lift that you can safely nip back down in.