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Advice and more


Skiing is a winter sport that can be dangerous and, therefore, it's best that you follow certain safety rules and precautions so that everyone's stay goes smoothly. Please read and abide by the following:
  • Make sure you're insured, otherwise, you'll need to pay for assistance  (which can be very expensive)
  • Check the weather forecast and information about the different ski pistes (opening hours...)
  • Get a resort map
  • Stay hydrated and eat a well-balanced meal as skiing is physically demanding
  • Put on sunscreen to protect yourself against sunburns 
  • Have good-quality equipment and make sure it's well-maintained (helmet, gloves, sunglasses, goggles...)
  • On the lifts, make sure you read and understand the rules and regulations
  • For off-piste skiing: don't head out unprepared (itineraries, risks...) or unaccompanied by a mountain-trained professional as that can go south quickly 
  • Don't strain yourself, ski at your level

Equipment advice

SKI GEAR: 
  • Snow-related activity gear (plan accordingly depending on weather conditions)
  • Skis, shoes, helmet, poles (1st Star level and up for children),
  • Goggles, scarf, sunscreen...,
  • For the little ones: snack, tissues and an emergency contact phone number 

SNOWBOARD GEAR: 
  • Snow-related activity gear (plan accordingly depending on weather conditions)
  • Snowboard, boots, helmet, back protection...
  • Goggles, scarf, sunscreen...,
  • For children: an emergency contact phone number

OTHER SKIING ACTIVITIES: 
  • Snow-related activity gear (plan accordingly depending on weather conditions)
  • Helmet, scarf, goggles, sunscreen...,
  • Depending on the activity: large skis, double skis...
  • Off-piste skiing: safety kit, avalanche transceiver, shovel, radio - provided by the Arc 1600 ESF,
  • Snowshoeing: hiking shoes, snowshoes, poles, backpack, snacks and something to drink.