Motorhome Skiing Holiday Beginners Guide: Equipment

16 Jan

Why not hire a Motorhome for a Skiing holiday in France and hit the slopes. With winter on your doorstep, have you always thought of learning to ski but didn’t know where to start? Or, have you ever come across pictures of RV’s covered with a thick layer of snow and wondered, ‘What are people doing in a Motorhome in Winter?’

Apollo Motorhome in the mountains

Hiring a Motorhome for a Skiing holiday in France is a great way to hit the slopes

Relax, here at France Motorhome Hire, we have decided to help you and I am going to find out what you need from scratch to go skiing with a Motorhome. Isn’t that a good idea? I’ve never done it before neither, so stay tuned, we’re going to research places in France where you find Campsites which are open in the wintertime, that are near to a ski resort so you will be able to take classes or, if you are a skier already, can have fun in the snow.

First question we asked: What kind of gear do I need for skiing?

People on a Motorhome for a Skiing holiday in France

What kind of gear do I need for skiing?

If you go skiing for the first time you probably don’t want to spend a lot on buying everything, what if you end up not liking it, right? No problem! Most of the ski schools have rental gear, so you will be covered with skis, boots, helmet and goggles. Why not ask your friends and family if they can lend you some gear if they have?

What you will need to bring is waterproof clothing. It is highly recommended to wear more than just one layer. You will need proper thick socks, (rental boots are not the most comfortable ones), breathable warm underwear, a warm waterproof jacket and of course, waterproof pants / trousers. Finally-gloves, guess what? Waterproof as well.

A good tip is to pack a second pair of socks in a little backpack, together with some warm tea, small snacks and sunscreen! Sunscreen? Oh yes, you will get tanned in the mountains!

Skiing holiday in France with a Motorhome

Take the plunge and try a skiing holiday in France with France Motorhome Hire

To help you with your plan to hire a Motorhome for a Skiing holiday in France, here are some websites I’ve found for you to check out what is necessary and what’s not with ski equipment and a ski gear shopping list.

You don’t have to buy the most expensive gear, here in France we have decent stores like Decathlon. In your home country you will probably have stores like Mountainwarehouse, MEC, TJ Maxx, TK Maxx, check out LIDL or ALDI as well. Sometimes, especially in the winter, they have great value snow gear.

Ok, now we know what to bring to your first ski adventure. Let’s find out where to go skiing and how to get there. More on that topic soon!

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