Planning your ski holiday? How do you choose a ski resort though? Usually recommendations goes a long way, and for the winter resort of Trentino, this doesn’t get any better than being able to count two of the world’s greatest alpine skiers as regular guests!
For Aksel Lund Svindal and Bode Miller, I would imagine they are drawn back to Trentino because of the fabulous skiing available, but equally important, are the quality accommodation, services and warm Italian hospitality.
For me, I’m drawn to Trentino’s location and its fabulous landscape. Trentino is in north eastern Italy and is at the foot of the Dolomites which provide a breath-taking backdrop.
Now that you have chosen your ski resort, here are 5 top tips for beginners, if like me, you are a complete novice:
- Borrow/hire – ski clothing and equipment can be quite expensive especially as a one-off purchase which you may or may not pick up again. Therefore, borrow as much of the clothing as you can from family or friends, and then hire everything else.
- Book a chalet – as a beginner, I would look for a catered chalet which are pricier than self-catering apartments but makes your stay more comfortable so you can focus on the skiing.
- Book yourself into a ski school – as others will attest to, having friends or family try to teach you will soon get old for your friend or family member and then they may drag you to one of the more difficult slopes. Instead, book yourself into a ski school where the instructors will be patient and teach you all the correct methods so your friend/family member is free to go and explore the more advanced slopes. Win win!
- Get in shape – skiing will really give your muscles a workout, especially over the course of the holiday so I would recommend getting in shape well before you go.
- Practice at an indoor ski centre – there are a number of indoor ski centres around the country. Look one up and get some practice in before you go. The better prepared you are, the more you will enjoy your ski holiday.
Good luck with your booking your next ski holiday! Stay safe, keep warm and have fun!
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