Friday, 16 February 2018

4 things to do on your first ski trip

Whilst it may have been seven years since my last (and first) ski trip, heading back to the mountains has been on my mind recently. My friend Georgia (from Mapped Out) and I went to Falcade in the Dolomite mountains in Italy for a week in February 2011 with our school, and we had the best time. Despite it being so long ago, my memories of that trip are so good and there are four things I'd recommend you need to do on your first ski trip!

Have a good breakfast
It's day one, and we've just arrived at the top of the mountain after a hilarious introduction to the ski lift (we were both so nervous about not being able to get on or off). The scenery is beautiful, and we're part way into our ski lesson when I begin to feel really rather ill. After a quick lay down on the snow to recover from the altitude sickness, I vowed to make sure I ate a good breakfast every morning because I knew that skipping breakfast had not helped my situation, rookie error.

Embrace the Apres Ski
The evenings were such good fun! As we were sixth formers, we all had drinks in the evenings whilst on the trip. Every evening was hilarious (with the added bonus that we didn't get hangovers yet - score!). I'm pretty sure one of our faves was La Stua where we would drink and dance the night away before heading back to our chalet style hotel.

Layer up
I made the mistake of not wearing layers one day, and because you are actually working pretty hard by lunchtime I was roasting but had to keep my long-sleeved thermals off because it's not hugely appropriate to sit and eat in your bra! I made sure to wear layers the next day so I could swiftly remove my thermals at lunch and cool down.

Take in the views
When I think back to our trip, one of my favourite memories is how stunning the mountains were. Travelling up and down in the ski lift gave us 5-10 minutes a day to just relax and take it all in.

Skiing was such a fun, and different, holiday. It was so unlike anything I'd ever done before and I was so glad I went. The dolomite mountains were truly stunning, and I'd love to go back to ski again one day.

Have you ever been skiing before?


  1. I've never been skiing before but it seems like SO much fun and it's probably worth it for the views!xx

    1. It was so amazing! I'd love to go back and do it all over again. The views were incredible xx

  2. Oh I would love to go day!!!! Some really fab tips here!xx

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    1. It was such a good holiday, I'd definitely recommend it. Hopefully I'll go back one day! xx

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