Your ski holiday is just around the corner. Your anticipation is at its peak. If only there weren't so many things that still need to be done! Book, organise, pack – and be sure not to forget anything … The closer your holiday gets, the faster your mental to-do list spins in your head.
Take a deep breath – we’ve got you covered! The winter sports experts at INTERSPORT Rent know this situation very well. That's why we have created a pre-ski holiday checklist for you. On it, you'll find everything you need to think about – from the choice of ski resort to accommodation and a packing list. Step by step, we’ll guide you through the process of getting everything ready for a perfect ski holiday.
Ski resort, getting there, accommodation, ski equipment, clothing, travel documents, and more: To make sure you think of everything, it's best to answer the following questions as you plan your holiday. Write down everything that seems important to you.
Tip: You can absolutely leave your equipment at home. This has two advantages: Firstly, you don't have to lug it around. And secondly, at INTERSPORT Rent, you can give the latest ski and snowboard models a try – for a whole new experience on the slopes!
Clothes, of course. But let’s talk about things that you might not think of at first. For example:
Note: The complete packing list for your ski holiday, including details on individual items, can be found below.
Don’t forget to bring your ID with you! You not only need your identity card or passport for travel. It can also be handy at the ski ticket office when it comes to receiving an age-related discount.
Have you always wanted to know how to adjust your snowboard bindings? Or are you wondering how you can wax your skis yourself? Do you want to find out which carving ski is the right one for you? Or whether snowboarding or skiing is the better choice for your child? Then the RENTertainer blog is just the place for you. Browse through our articles and learn more about anything relating to winter sports!
Never rented skis before? You can find out everything you need to know in our blog post on “Ski rental for beginners”. But don't worry, at all INTERSPORT Rent shops, you can also count on great customer service and individual advice from our RENTertainers! Our winter sports experts will send you up the mountain with only the best equipment.
There is no perfect time to book and travel, as it depends entirely on your plans and wishes. You can get good deals by booking early or last-minute or by taking advantage of the low season. To do this, however, you have to be flexible in terms of the dates, holiday destination or accommodation.
If you are planning a ski holiday during peak season or public holidays, we recommend you book as early as possible. Even as early as spring or summer for the coming winter season. This has several advantages:
Ski holidays in summer? Definitely an option! Many glacier ski resorts are open during the warmer months. Perfect for all those who can’t wait until the next winter season.
With this packing list for skiing and snowboarding, we want to help you with your winter holiday preparations. You probably won't need everything on the list, and there are certainly things you would like to have with you that are not mentioned below. But here are the most important items:
Other winter sports equipment
Of course, you can rent all your winter sports gear at INTERSPORT Rent – in the best ski resorts worldwide and at a great value-for-money ratio. No space problems when packing. No tedious lugging around of your equipment. Only the latest and best gear for unforgettable moments in the snow!
(in addition to everyday clothes and depending on the length of your stay & options to do laundry)
What you also need on a ski holiday
For the bathroom
(in addition to the basics such as toothbrush, shower gel, shampoo etc.)
For the car
In case of emergency
Whether you're on the slopes or off them, no matter which country you're in for skiing: In case of an emergency, it's best to dial the international emergency number 112. In addition, you should always have the emergency numbers of your bank (debit and credit card) and the phone number of your insurance company at hand – in case of theft.
Mountain and alpine rescue by country
National weather services
(may vary depending on the country, regulations and situation at the time of travel)
We recommend: Inform yourself about the current rules and regulations in your chosen holiday region as well as the safety concept in place at the ski resort right before your stay.
Other countries, other customs. If you are travelling abroad for skiing, you also need to think about the local customs, rules and regulations. For example, find out about:
Would you like to hear some insider tips about the region you’re visiting? You can get them from our RENTertainers at the INTERSPORT Rent shops at your holiday destination!