We want all our customers to enjoy their time in the mountains to the max. The Iglu Ski team have put together a series of guides to assist beginners and seasoned skiers alike on their ski holiday, with an aim to stay safe whilst enjoying this beautiful part of the world.
- The Foreign and Commonwealth Office provides fantastic advice and information about travelling abroad.
- The FIS Rules of Conduct is the ‘highway’ code for skiers, snowboarders and other winter enthusiasts to help everyone stay safe on the slopes. It is simple etiquette about moving around on the slopes and respecting everyone else around you.
Before your holiday
Staying healthy and well on the slopes will make you enjoy your holiday much more. Skiing and snowboarding are demanding sports and a bit of preparation before your holiday will benefit you on the slopes. Take a look at Graham Bell’s top 3 tips before you hit the slopes:
Just like being on a sun holiday, you also need to prepare yourself for a day on the mountain. Keeping hydrated and out of direct sunlight is also a top priority when on a ski holiday. If you are visiting a high altitude resort or are new to skiing, be aware of altitude sickness and take care by drinking lots of water and eating your regular meals. Sunburn is a common mistake as people think just because it isn’t hot that you won’t get burnt. But UV is actually stronger at altitude so you need to wear high factor sunscreen throughout the day, even when cloudy.
Staying safe on the slopes is extremely important. Make sure you have the correct equipment for the winter sport and that you are skiing on the correct routes for your ability. Discover more tips about staying safe in the snow.
Take extra care when skiing off piste as the snow pack and landscape can be unreliable. Avalanches are a big issue when skiing off piste, particularly after a large dump of snowfall. Whichever resort you go to, we would recommend using a ski guide. As well as keeping you safe, a ski guide can also show you the best spots in resort that only a local would know.