It’s The Skiing Season – Fancy Giving it a Go?

If you want to experience a winter holiday with a difference in 2020 why not learn a new skill and take up skiing?
Not only does it get you out in the fresh air it’s also a great way to burn off all those extra calories you consumed at Christmas.

Too Late to Learn?

Skiing helps to improve your agility, strengthen bones and joints and boost your flexibility. It’s never too late to learn how to ski. As long as you don’t have any serious health issues there’s no reason why age should hold you back.

Getting fit

The Ski Club of Great Britain recommends you get fit before your first ski holiday. They tell you to start doing exercises at home around 6 weeks before you depart. Here’s a video from their website which tells you how to get fit with a simple 20-minute home workout.

Practice Before You Go

If you like, you can also visit one of the many indoor snow centres or dry slopes in the UK for some lessons. There is a dry slope centre in Stoke and an indoor snow dome located at Trafford Park in Manchester. You can rent all you need at the snow centres so you don’t need to buy any kit until you’ve had a few practice runs.

Where to Go

France has plenty of ski resorts which are perfect for beginners. Les2Alpes is in the Ecrins Mountains. The nearest city is Grenoble. You can fly into Grenoble and then take a connecting flight, a bus or a taxi to the resort.
As well as skiing you can also enjoy relaxation exercises, massage treatments, yoga and fitness. There’s an indoor swimming pool, a ten-pin bowling alley and a media library. You can also take advantage of the available excursions to the ice cave, nearby villages or a horse-drawn sleigh ride.

Where to Store Your Equipment

When you decide to buy ski equipment you don’t need to worry about it cluttering up your home. If you hire a self-storage unit from Store-Safe you can keep all your winter and summer hobby equipment in a safe, dry unit with affordable rates and easy access. A self-storage unit is a perfect place to keep your ski’s until your next holiday in the mountains.