Choosing the Perfect Resort for Ski Holiday
Choosing a family resort destination for your family may seem like an easy process, but it’s not. There are very many factors that you ought to consider. Things can get confusing fast. To help shine your path to the best ski resort, below are some tips.
The resort MUST have snow
This is a very important consideration to make especially if you will be taking your vacation very late or very early in the season. I mean what would be the point of going on a ski vacation with no snow in sight? You are taking a ski resort because you want to ski. If you wanted to go sight-seeing, you would have gone to some cool and warm city right?
Sure you can talk to the tour operator and they will tell you that the destination they have planned for you has snow. But do you really expect them to tell you when there is no snow? Well, there are those that can, but you just cannot risk it. So to be sure, consult an impartial party.
As you are consulting, you should remember that it is not all about the altitude. Several other factors can also affect the presence of snow or lack thereof.
Consider how the means of getting to the resort
Children are a blessing. There is no doubt about that. However, traveling with them can be a bit of a hassle not to mention stressful. As such, when with kids, you should avoid long transfers and flights. If you are in Europe, you are better off thinking of ski resorts in the continent. The Same case applies if you are in America or Canada. You can go on the transatlantic ski vacations when the kids are old enough to cater to themselves.
Ensure the resort has easy access to the ski-school if you have children
You should not put into consideration any resort that will have you take long walks or bus rides to get to the slopes. With your skiing equipment to carry, your children to handle and their equipment, it will not only be a pain but it just might take away your psych to ski. The best resorts are those that have a piste a short distance from them.
With this in mind, you should not be afraid to call your tour operator and ask questions about the chalet’s location. He/she should provide you with a direct answer. If they are weird about it or worse still pretend they haven’t heard your questions, you should not book your vacation with them.
Silent resorts are best
If you get a resort in a quiet village, you have hit the jackpot. With children, though they can be rowdy and all, you should prefer a quiet resort. Busy and noisy villages with events going on into the wee hours of the night might make it a tad too difficult for your children to get some sleep. They will as such in a day or two be drained and fatigued. A good night sleep is important for the body to rejuvenate after a whole day’s work out.
Pick a resort with lots of ski destinations
The idea is to have lots of fun right? To have fun just as you picture it and so that you do not get bored, you will need to have access to variety. A resort with variety as such makes the perfect destination. This is to mean that you should now be looking for a small village in a huge skiing area and with variety.
Finding the perfect resort cannot be stressed enough. It could very well make or break your vacation. Research patiently and it will in the end pay off eventually.