We provide all the equipment needed for you to enjoy the sport which includes boots, skis & poles or a snowboard and boots. You will need to pack appropriate clothing such as:
- A ski jacket (wind/waterproof) and warm overtrousers or salopettes.
- Layers of clothing underneath such as a warm fleece, thermals and ski socks.
- Day rucksack for carrying lunch and spare clothing on the mountain.
- Helmet or Hat, ski gloves, ski goggles, sunglasses, sun cream and lip salve.
- Boots / footwear for walking in the snow
- Feedback says: 'Take a large mug for use in the chalet as the local cups are too small!'
Please be aware that luggage space is limited on a coach, so your case needs to be small, without all sorts of awkward protrusions (wheels, handles etc.) Better still is a soft, holdall style bag. We do not have space for "snowboard wheelie bags" as these are too large! Your case should not weigh more than 16kg, the best way to check is to see if you can lift it above you head, as you might need to do this to load it into the coach.
If you are bringing you own boots, then maybe fill them with lots of smaller items. If you are bringing a helmet (see equipment) then we must insist that it is packed within your luggage, filled with small items and surrounded by soft clothing!
We provide 3 meals a day while in resort but you will need some spending money for hot chocolate, souvenirs and other small items. Swiss Francs are widely available in the UK, maestro cards work in most swiss cashpoints (though be aware of limited availability in some resorts) and credit cards are widely accepted. As meals are not provided during the journey a small amount of euros is useful for the breakfast stop.
In some resorts bedding is provided, but in others you will need to take sheets or a sleeping bag. Some coathangers may be useful in some rooms to hang items to dry. This will be included in the trip specific final information so please check this for confirmation in your resort.
For travel by coach, some people prefer to bring a neck support, pillow, blanket or sleeping bag. Many people find it helpful to take earplugs, a book, mp3 or dvd player to help getting to sleep. For those with travel sickness it helps to take the appropriate medication before and through the journey.