The ultimate guide for the first time skier
Embarking on Your First Ski Adventure
New to snow resort holidays and not sure what to expect? We’ve got you. Here’s all you need to know before you go. If you want to learn more and meet some more snow lovers, join our Facebook.
What to expect during your first ski holidays
What to pack for the perfect ski trip:
Prioritise waterproof clothes (jacket, trousers) to be both cosy and remain dry until the end of the day.
Wear warm thermal clothes underneath and dress in layers, like an onion so you can adapt your body temperature according to the weather and activity.
Waterproof gloves, a must-have!
Sun cream and lip balm with UV protection will be useful to avoid sunburn and cracking lips.
Take your ski goggles to protect against sun and the bright reflection off the snow.
Finally, your snow equipment! ⛷️ With the Easy Arrival service enjoy a worry-free ski trip. Simply fill in your information 30 days prior to your arrival and our GOs will take care of preparing your equipment and make it ready to collect as soon as you step into the resort. You will also be able to book the Kids Club according to the age of your child. No need to queue, your holiday starts from the second you arrive at Club Med - too easy!
Service available in all Club Med European resorts.
How to get physically ready for your ski holiday
Your legs will be the main part of the body that will work during a ski session, squats will help build strength in your thighs.
Perfect for building strength but also training balance - to avoid falling on the slopes!
A strong core will protect your back and allow you to push easier with your ski poles.
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Gourmet mountain food
At Club Med, when it comes to food we’ve got you sorted! Enjoy a subtle mix between local cuisine and French know-how that will have your taste buds tingling. Gather with your family and friends and choose from cheesy fondue, tartiflette, cheese platters or even Japanese hotpot or ramen. It will also be the perfect place to warm up around a cosy wood fire and enjoy a few toasted marshmallows…yum!
Apres-ski treats: you’ll love relaxing in our hot tubs, saunas or indoor heated swimming pools, perfect for releasing muscle tension and enjoying a moment to reconnect with yourself in a relaxing environment.
Dog sledding: experience this unique and thrilling way to hit the snow through the pristine landscape of the European Alps.
Horse riding in Japan: surrounded by the beautiful mountains, plains, rivers and lakes, experience a memorable ride.