There is nothing like the nesting down in a cozy ski lodge during your spring break vacation. From enjoying the slopes or the shopping during the day, to enjoying the inspiring mountain views, to winding down in a hot tub or to the fire with your loved one, a ski vacation has something to offer for everyone. So what is stopping you from that winter cabin right now? Perhaps it is a mixture of inertia and misgivings about what a ski vacation offer. Well, here is your guide for knowing this spring break!
Myth 1: Skiing is for The Rich
While it is true that ski equipment can be very expensive, going on a ski trip is far from being anyone's budget. Typically, the cost can be divided into two categories: the equipment you need to ski, like skis or a board, boots, and the right clothing, and the expenses you will be slurped off, such as meals, lodging, and transportation and from the mountain Luckily, there are many opportunities for savvy travelers to save.
For one, rent your equipment instead of buying it. You should only buy equipment if you can realistically plan to ski more than six times a year. Why do you want to buy something? Secondly, take advantage of lift ticket discounts, achieved by buying early, online, or for trips to the slopes during the middle of the week. Typically meals at the ski resort itself are incredibly over priced, so save on food and fare by heading into the village for food.
Myth 2: Skiing (or Snowboarding) is Hard
Skiing does not have to be hard, at all. While it is possible that you fall into a few times, most instructors start off by stripping in your skis or board. Signing up for lessons or a ski school is a great way to learn the routes in a safe environment. Often, ski schools use special skis that are shorter, that make it easy to learn the basics of skiing.
Most resorts have a special course, separate from the experienced skiers and adrenaline junkies, with gentle slopes. As long as you take it slow and are gentle with yourself, you will have no problems
Myth 3: Skiing is all there is To Do
If you think that you will spend all your time on the slopes, or watching other people ski from the resort lodge, then you have clearly not spent much time in a mountain town! Ski towns tend to attract eclectic businesses and people, offering much to visitors For example, you might be surprised to find boutique clothing stores next to antique shops, guaranteeing the perfect souvenir from your ski trip.
You may also be surprised at the facilities you find at your lodge. Many offer indoor and outdoor pools and jacuzzis, fitness centers, and game rooms. Or, venture out in the village for a pint while you listen to live music and shoot with some rounds of your fellow travelers.