When planning what to bring with you remember that mountain towns are generally very casual and the most imporant thing is that you stay warm!
The best way to have a comfortable and enjoyable day on the slopes is to dress properly. Make sure you dress in layers as the temperature can change throughout the day. We suggest:
For more in-depth advice about purchasing specialist equipment check out these handy guides and videos (please note these videos were originally designed for our Canadian courses but may still be really useful for our European ones. For specific help with kit for our European courses, please get it touch):
Snow boots are good for when there is fresh snow on the ground and even during warmer periods when the snow is melting as there will often be a lot of slush around. You can purchase snow boots relatively cheaply in most ski towns. Although they may not be the most stylish in warmer climates, they are haute couture in mountain towns! If you already have a decent pair of high ankle walking boots they are also very good for walking in snow and on ice. During the spring periods or dryer spells, a good pair of trainers will do just fine.
Ski towns are pretty casual. Jeans, a hoodie (jumper) and toque (wool hat) are what most people wear, but anything goes! Dressing warmly for the walk to and from the restaurant or bar is very important. If you’re drinking you may not be able to feel the dangerous effects of the cold temperatures. Wear your warm outerwear (including boots) and then stash it for the evening. You will be happy you have it for the way home!
All our accommodation options in Canada have laundry facilities and there are several local laundrettes in our European resorts.
BEDDING AND TOWELS
Bedding and towels are provide in all accommodation options and are changed regularly. You will need to bring a swimming/gym towel with you though if you are likely to be making use of those facilites. If luggage space is tight then micro fibre towels are a great option.
We look forward to speaking with you.