Peak Season Pre-Flight Family Checklist

Ever leave the house unable shift the feeling that you have forgotten something? Did you really remember that spare set of gloves? Are you sure you booked the ski school?

Chances are you have remembered the essentials. We are hoping you take a little more away from this article than “don’t forget your passports”. Here are a few key preparations and some of our insider tips you might not have seen before…

Travel Smart

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For a hassle free journey from Central London direct to the heart of the Tarentaise, why not take the overnight snow train? With no extra charge for ski carriage and two extra days of skiing it is easy to see why this Eurostar is so popular.

Minimise travel time by selecting a family-friendly resort close to your airport. Avoriaz and La Clusaz are less than an hour from Geneva, and popular family destinations Alpbach and Kitzbuhel in the Tirol are even closer to Innsbruck Airport than that!

Several companies provide an equipment delivery service from your home to your holiday destination allowing you to concentrate on getting your children to resort without having to worry about your kit.

Head to the Ski Club’s “Travelling to Resort” page on the website to plan your route to the mountains.

Visualise Your Entire Trip

Once you have booked your transport and selected your destination a great way to make sure you know exactly what you will need for your holiday is by running through the whole trip in your mind. Before you leave, visualise your whole trip from the moment you lock your front door right through to your return. Make a list of everything you will need however small, from Chap Stick to equipment hire.

Once you have made your list…

Book EVERYTHING

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February half term is the busiest week of the season for British snow lovers, everything from ski school to hire gets booked up well in advance, winging it is not an option. Pre-booking ski hire and passes can save a major headache on arrival, failure to do so will mean chairlifts won’t be the only thing you’ll be queuing for! And just in case you needed an extra incentive, many providers offer discounts for early bookers.

Ski Club members can access a huge amount of discounts saving money on all aspects of your holiday.


It’s not all about the skiing…

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Non-ski activities are always popular in family orientated resorts. Young children can’t always ski all day all week and keeping them occupied and engaged for the duration of the trip is always a challenge, these activities are great for when the weather closes in too! A magical excursion like dog sledging or for the older kids will elevate the trip from a good one to a great one. Unsurprisingly these kind of activities are buying early is the way to go.

To discover more of what your resort has on offer, check out our resort pages to get the inside scoop on how to get the most out of your destination.

Let Ski Club Help You On Your Holiday 

Get your nose out of the piste map and pointed down a wide open run, let Ski Club show you around resort. Catering for groups of all abilities (although smaller children may be better suited to the ski crèche), Leader and Instructor Led Guiding services are worth any member’s consideration. Offered in an ever-increasing number of resorts, the service allows you to concentrate on the skiing, not the navigation. Meet like-minded members of similar ability and learn what’s going on in resort from one of our knowledgeable Leaders.

And don’t forget to download our newly redesigned app for up to date weather and news for over 250 resorts!

Find out more about our Leader service and how it can enhance your trip on our website, and never be let the conditions surprise you with our app, download it here.

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