With winter nearly upon us and snow fall in the offing, the slopes of France will be gearing up and offering the perfect white carpet to its holiday makers.
Sep 11, 2015
With winter nearly upon us and snow fall in the offing, the slopes of France will be gearing up and offering the perfect white carpet to its holiday makers. But before grabbing that passport, knowing what to pack andwhat to prepare for is an essential. Keeping warm and dry on the slopes will only make your trip happier.
- A decent ski jacket, that affords manoeuvrability.
- Salopettes or ski trousers.
- A warm fleece to use as a mid-layer.
- At least a couple of base layers.
- Toasty ski socks.
- Ski gloves to keep the nip from your fingertips.
- A snug hat to cover your ears.
- Decent goggles, these are crucial when it’s snowing.
- Sun cream of course, at least a factor 25 but preferably a 50 or block. Just because its cold doesn’t mean that the rays arenot going to burn! Include in the kit a good lip balm with SPF too.
- Travel insurance is a must when skiing. Also look at European Health Insurance Card (EHIC): get State healthcare at a reduced cost or sometimes for free within the European Economic Area (EEA)
- Continental travel adaptor plug.
- And of course some evening attire for those chalet nights in, cosying up in front of the open fire.
- A small rucksack is also a good idea to take, pack it with daytime snacks, water etc or anything you may think you may need on the slopes.
- Proper sunglasses that fit to your head and one fly off on the downward slope.
- Scarves, hoods, snoods and bandanas are all useful too.
- And last but not least a camera, for the highs,lows, laughs, and to capture that stunning Alpine scenery.