Top Tips to Make Sure February Half-term Goes Smoothly for You and Your Family

9 February, 2024 18 min read

Start your trip prepared with all the right gear

Preparing for your ski holiday can be a daunting task, especially when packing for a family, as specialist skiing equipment is required to have an enjoyable and safe time on the slopes. We have compiled a comprehensive checklist of everything you need to have with you for your ski holiday. From ski clothing, to equipment and accessories, check out our full packing list here.

Have your lessons booked ahead of time

Make sure you have your lessons booked ahead of time as all of the instructors will be fully booked over the half term week. Once you have booked your lessons, be sure to get in contact with your instructor to establish a meeting point and ask any outstanding questions ahead of your first lesson. Do make sure to check our website for any last minute availability if you still require lessons.


Arrange your ski hire in advance

If you need to hire equipment in resort, make sure to add it onto your ski lesson booking with our partner SkiSet. It is always recommended that you collect your skis the day before your first lesson to save time and make sure you are out on the slopes as efficiently as possible.

Learn how to navigate the resort when it’s busy over the half term

From ensuring you get on the first lift, to adjusting your lunch schedule to make the most of quieter periods on the slopes, we’ve come up with a selection of tips that will help you to make the most of your ski holiday and avoid crowds during the peak season. For example, some resorts offer free bus services which allow you to access lifts away from the town centre in the morning or other resorts have quieter valleys that you can ski across to. Read more here! 

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Look for family friendly activities in the resort you’ve chosen

Make sure you are aware of all the fun activities your chosen resort has to offer, in order to make sure your children are entertained both on and off the slopes! Tobogganing, swimming, ice skating, snow biking and climbing are just a few of the fun activities that many resorts offer. Visit your chosen resort’s webpage to see what fun activities you can do once in the mountains.

Watch ski videos to brush up on your knowledge!

Prepare for your lessons by checking out our YouTube channel with ski tips and tutorials with some of the top instructors on Maison Sport. If you are new to skiing, these videos will give you some context as to what to expect in your lessons and help reduce any anxiety you may have around learning. If you are at a more advanced level, the videos are perfect for preparing for your lessons and giving you inspiration for areas you might want to work on with your instructor. Visit our YouTube channel today!

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