When it comes to vacations, few are as fun and exciting as a ski trip. The cold air slicing against your cheeks as you rush down the hill. The hot cup of coffee or tea in the lodge after a long day on the slopes. Not to mention the cute ski instructors. And if you're getting ready to go on a ski vacation, one of the most important things to consider is this; what will you be taking with you in your suit.
The first thing to consider is where you'll be staying. Is it a high-class resort with big bathrobes, towels, and those cute little soap bars? Or is it a more rustic, down home place where you're expected to bring your own towels and toiletries? Be sure to call the resort you'll be staying at prior to your ski vacation to find out.
Another consideration is how far a walk between your cabin, and the main lodge. If it's a bit of a hike, you may want to bring an extra coat, smaller than your ski suit, for getting from your cabin to the main lodge. You do not want to have only one coat on a ski vacation.
You may want to look into what sort of attractions your resort features. For instance, if there's a hot tub, you'll want to bring your bathing suit. You'll also want to ask if any special parties or events are planned, or if there's a club nearby that you might want to visit. In that case, you'll want to bring something dressier on your ski vacation. And do not forget about exercise classes like yoga, or boxing. You may want to take part in a class if one is available, so bring along any equipment you might need.
Do not forget about any prescriptions or vitamins your might take. It's best to only take the exact number you'll need while you're gone, in case they get lost.
And, homesickness can happen, even to adults. So bring along your pillow, or your favorite mug. Just a little something from home can be a big comfort.
Finally, another important thing to consider is food. Is there a restaurant in the main lodge? Is it going to be cost effective for you to eat there every day? Is there a good place to grab snacks? Is there a kitchen in your personal cabin? It's typically a good idea to bring along a few of your favorite snacks, just in case. Few things are worse than a hunger pang when the restaurant is already closed.
It's always a good idea to call your ski vacation resort with any questions you may have. They should be happy to try to help you.
Nothing can ruin a great vacation like going unprepared. But, hopefully if you follow these tips, you can have a terrific ski vacation.