What to Take
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What to Take
You will find below a summary of items that we would strongly recommend you take with you on your trip. The weather in the Alps can be very changeable and you must be prepared for both very cold and very warm weather.
- Ski Jacket - this should be windproof and waterproof with elasticated cuffs and waist. A hood is useful.
- Ski Pants/Salopettes - should be warm, water- resistant with inner cuffs on leg bottoms. Jeans or track suit trousers are not suitable!!
- Cotton Polos, Fleeces, T-Shirts, Jumpers - preferably cotton, warm and light. Thin layers are best.
- Hat - large enough to cover your ears and not too tight. Wool/acrylic mix is suitable for being warm, lightweight and water-resistant. Should always be carried on the slopes. Please note that all children under 14 are required by law to wear a helmet.
- Ski Gloves - should be windproof and waterproof. MUST be worn at all times, even on warmer days. Mitts are preferable for beginners or young children. Woollen gloves are NOT suitable.
- Ski Socks - at least two pairs of loop stitch tube socks. Woollen walking socks are not suitable.
- Ski Goggles and Sunglasses - Absolutely essential both on good and bad weather days. Should be worn at all times. Goggles are more suitable for children than glasses as they are less liable to breakage and loss and keep out the snow.
- Walking Boots / Strong Trainers - You may need to walk to ski hire through snow or wet conditions so you will need footwear that will keep your feet dry.
- Small Rucksack - Useful for carrying your items around.
- High Factor Sunscreen - Should be worn every day and reapplied as necessary. You can burn on the mountain even on a cloudy day.
Après ski wear should be warm and casual. Footwear should be sensible and comfortable - rubber soles are preferable. High heels are not recommended! You might also like to take a swimming costume and swimming cap (compulsory for both sexes in Italy). Towels are provided in all hotels, but rarely tend to be the fluffy ones we're used to back home, so you may wish to take one bath towel with you. Don't forget reading material, ipods, water etc for the journey and a few fun-sized chocolate bars are great for taking onto the slopes to give yourself an energy boost!
If you're travelling by coach, remember that breakfast is provided en route to and from Italy.