If you’ve booked your first skiing chalet France based for a winter sports break, you’ll be planning your wardrobe far more carefully than you might for a summer break in the sun. After all, you need to stay warm and dry on the slopes. But ski gear can be expensive: how can you ensure you don’t spend more than you need to?
Here are a few tips that may help you save on your budget:
- Borrow what you can! If you have friends or relatives who’ve embarked on similar ski holidays France based in the past, they may have clothing and equipment they’re not currently using. There’s no harm, till you decide you love skiing and want to repeat the experience, in not having your own gear.
- Don’t head straight for the outdoor sports shop without having done some research first on what’s vital and what’s desirable. There’s a vast array of ski clothes and equipment on offer, and with the best will in the world, salespeople may try and equip you for every eventuality when it’s really not essential.
- Also, remember that the most expensive kit out there is not necessarily the best for your own requirements: search for online reviews from other skiers and find out what budget options they recommend.
- If you do decide to buy a few key items for skiing in France, choose wisely. Don’t rush to invest in garish colours and the latest trends; pick items that can serve multiple purposes. A waterproof jacket in a neutral colour and lightweight fleeces can be worn once you get back, to combat the British winter, for example!
Above all, don’t stress too much when you’re planning what clothing to buy for your skiing chalet France based holiday. Enjoy the experience, and if you then decide to repeat it, you’ll have a far better idea of what to purchase and can spend wisely next time.