Winter holidays are truly unique. Action packed with adventure and as much skiing, snowboarding or sledging as you want, they’re a fantastic way to build memories that last a lifetime. If you’re budgeting for a winter holiday, there may be a few things you’ve left off your list that can make a big impact on your trip.
To help you plan it right, here are five costs you need to factor into your winter holiday:
1. Your ski lift pass
Unfortunately, your lift pass might make up the bulk of your holiday budget, but without it, you won’t be able to access parts of the resort you’re at or enjoy any of the slopes.
Don’t worry though, sometimes booking your lift pass in advance can get you some great deals and help you budget for the rest of your holiday.
2. Your equipment hire
You won’t get far trying to snowboard or ski without equipment. So, remember to budget for the equipment hire. Already got your own equipment? Great! Just remember to check an extra skiing bag on to your flight and you’re ready to go.
3. Your insurance
Insurance is a must-have for any form of travelling. But when it comes to winter sports, there’s just simply too much on the line not to pay for good insurance.
Don’t believe us? Just take a look at this infographic which explains the true cost of getting injured on the slopes.
4. Warm, waterproof clothing
You can hire any piece of equipment you need on a winter holiday, but sadly you can’t hire clothing, which means that you need to get yourself a good winter holiday wardrobe before you travel.
This will include sets of thermal base layers, warm socks, waterproof ski trousers and a coat. And, of course, a set of warm, waterproof gloves to keep your hands and fingers warm!
This clothing is a necessity for keeping warm, dry and happy so you can really enjoy your holiday. So, it’s important that you get the right options for you. Don’t get us wrong – this doesn’t mean you have to spend tons of money on designer ski names.
It just means that you should check the clothing beforehand and ensure it’s high-quality, warm and protective enough to last throughout your entire holiday.
Like any holiday, you need to plan how to get your destination.
But, depending on where on the mountain slopes you’re planning on staying, this could include some unusual methods of travel – including a bubble lift or even a Skidoo! So, make sure you’ve got your transferred planned before you fly.
Once you’ve accounted for these five things, you should be ready to plan the winter holiday of your dreams!