Taking the Stress out of Getting to the Mountains
Going on a skiing adventure is a very exciting time. You’re anticipating getting on those slopes and showing off your best moves. But, like with any holiday, travelling can be stressful.
We’re here to calm your nerves. This advice will take the stress out of getting to the mountains and guide you through every part of your journey.
Before you Set Off
It’s important to plan ahead. By taking the time to prepare before you leave, you’ll have a more enjoyable and stress-free journey. Alps2Alps can help with transfers and a whole lot more.
Pack your Essentials
There’s nothing worse than arriving at your resort and realising you’ve forgotten something. Here’s a tip: a pre-season shopping list might help jog your memory. Remember to pack all your stylish ski wear! You’ll need:
- A hat
- Ski jacket and trousers
- Base and mid layers
- Clothes for the evening
- Comfy, warm and well soled boots
Hire Your Equipment
Pre-hire your skis or snowboard If you get this done before you travel, this will take away the stress and hassle of paying for extra luggage. It’s also one less thing to remember to pack! Hire them now and you’ll thank yourself later.
In between all of the excitement of planning your trip, you can sometimes forget to buy insurance. This is an absolute must if you want to ensure you and your group have a safe and enjoyable ski holiday.
During Your Journey
We know what it’s like during a flight or transfer. Everyone can get restless, children start to bicker, your flight gets delayed. Don’t panic! There are some simple things you can do to have a smoother transition to the mountains.
How to Deal with Delays
You’ve got to the airport in good time. You look up at the departure board and, that’s right, your flight is delayed. This is one of the annoyances of travelling but fortunately, we’ve got you covered. If you need to kill time, here’s what you can do without having to resort to ‘I spy’:
- Read a book
- Listen to a podcast
- Raid duty free
- Find a restaurant or bar
How to Deal with Travel Sickness
There’s always someone in your party who gets travel sick. If you know that you, or someone you’re travelling with, is prone to motion sickness - come armed with some nausea tablets and bring plenty of water.
How to Keep the Family Entertained
Let’s face it. Long journeys can be boring. If you’re travelling with the family, especially with young children, they can start to get restless. Keep everyone entertained by preparing some activities like:
- A film on your phone or tablet
- Multiplayer games
- A deck of cards
- Colouring books
- A travel diary
Travelling home can be hard. The pre-holiday excitement is gone. If your stress levels are rising on the last leg of your trip just follow this advice.
Dealing with Ski Holiday Blues
It’s hard not to spend the return trip sulking and reminiscing about your holiday. Cheer up! Remember you’ve had a great time and you should be feeling rested and revived. It’s also never too early to start planning your next ski holiday and your transfers to the mountains!
Keep Yourself Entertained
You can still fill your time with the same activities that kept you occupied on the journey here. This will help the time go faster and keep you distracted from thinking too much about going home.
Book an Airport Transfer
An airport transfer will help take the stress out of travelling, as someone else will be taking care of your needs. Say goodbye to long queues and public transport delays! For a fast and safe transfer to and from the slopes. Get a quote today