Ah finally, ski holidays! You've been waiting for them for a year. Before indulging in safe skiing, it is important to prepare yourself well. Choice of equipment, insurance, physical preparation:follow our advice to ski safely.
To avoid injuries on the slopes, you must prepare physically a few weeks before the stay, especially if you are not the sporty type. So, we invite the whole family to the garden! On the program:mini-Olympics with hoops, balls and relay sack race. This is a great idea for playing sports while having fun.
To slip in the luggage
Carry a first aid kit in your luggage. It could be useful for the little ailments of everyday life. You will put paracetamol, antispasmodic, some bandages, an antiseptic, a thermometer and arnica.
In winter sports, more than elsewhere, an accident can happen quickly. If you get injured and a disability ensues, beware of the bill if you are not covered by life accident insurance. Before leaving, remember to protect yourself and your loved ones.
When we plan a ski vacation, we equip ourselves! First of all, you need good sunglasses. In the mountains, the sun's rays are less filtered by the atmosphere. As for U.V., it increases by 4% every 300 m. Opt for category 3 and 4 goggles to ski without hurting your peepers.
To ski, you also need good ski boots! Our tips for finding shoes that fit:
Regarding the clothing aspect, we opt for outfits adapted to the cold. Exit the city coat, even if it keeps you warm. When skiing, you need pants and a warm, waterproof jacket. Nothing is more unpleasant than ending the day with your back, hands or buttocks soaked… Finally, it is strongly advised to equip yourself and your children with ski helmets. The helmet protects against head trauma in the event of a fall. Prevention is better than cure!
The little detail not to forget!
Children's ski helmets must meet the NF EN 1077 standard, which takes into account the characteristics of alpine skiing and snowboarding.
That's it ! You are finally there. Be careful, your joy should not make you lower your guard. Some tips to avoid the worst:
New technologies are also making their way onto the slopes. Discover our selection of applications dedicated to skiing:
Because sliding sports are risky sports, do not go to the resort without a minimum of preparation. Apply these practical tips and you are sure to have a 100% enjoyable ski holiday.