North American last-minute ski trip planning: all you need to know
– If you have your own gear, ensure it's in good condition. If not, consider renting equipment at the resort or from a nearby rental shop.
– Pack warm clothing suitable for the slopes. Essential items include waterproof and insulated jackets, pants
Lessons and Guides:
– If you're a beginner or want to improve your skills, consider booking ski or snowboard lessons with a certified instructor.
– Review safety guidelines and carry essential safety equipment such as a helmet and an avalanche beacon, depending on the terrain.
Dining and Activities:
- Check if restaurants and activities (e.g., apres-ski events, spas, and snowshoeing) require reservations
- Be aware of the latest COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions for your chosen destination.
- Be mindful of your budget, as last-minute travel can sometimes be more expensive.
- Consider travel insurance that covers potential trip disruptions, including cancellations, injuries, or illness.
- Use packing checklists to ensure you don't forget anything important, such as your ski pass, identification
- Keep an open mind and be flexible with your plans. Last-minute trips might involve unexpected changes
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