Seasoned ski veterans know what it takes to have a successful ski trip. But if it’s your first winter rodeo, or you haven’t been skiing for a while, then you are bound to make some mistakes along the way. Unless, of course, you continue reading and learn how to avoid them.
Renting Ski Gear on the Mountain
Make sure you have ski gear before you get on the mountain unless you want your ski trip to become really expensive, real fast. If you don’t have your own, then borrow it from a friend, or rent it from a local shop.
Skipping Slope Difficulties
Most beginner skiers will try to hit the expert slopes as soon as they figure out how to stand on skis. And they usually regret it. There is no shame in enjoying easy slopes and building up your confidence before taking on bigger challenges.
Not Being Dressed Properly
Ski clothes are there for a reason. If you want to have the best experience, you will need to be dressed properly. This means having ski pants and wearing a base layer, thick layer, and waterproof jacket for the upper part of your body.
Thinking You Don’t Need Sunscreen
Just because it is winter, it doesn’t mean you can’t get sunburns. The sun can be extremely dangerous on mountains so make sure to cover your exposed body parts with sunscreen.
Failing to Enjoy Other Activities
Your main focus should be skiing. However, don’t let that discourage you from engaging in other types of activities. Enjoy a relaxing bath, spend a day in the sauna, or go shopping.