If you're heading off to winter sports, use this list to plan what to take with you, along with a few special mountain tips and tricks! The winter season is starting! The snow has already covered the mountain tops. The start of the winter season in the ski resorts is fast approaching! Here's a checklist for prepare your ski holiday with the essential to remember before you leave skiing. Check your gear before your next outing and you can ski with confidence!

Before going on holiday in the mountains, here are some things to check

  • Watching the snow weather and snow cover
  • De-icer and scraper
  • Recharging the batteries of block devices
  • Lowering / Stopping the heating
  • Provision for pets
  • Unplug all electrical appliances
  • Watering the plants
  • Ask the gendarmerie to do a round
  • Filling up with fuel

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Documents not to forget for your mountain holidays

  • Passport, identity card
  • Driving licence
  • Tickets (aircraft(e.g. train, bus, etc.) return journey
  • Addresses of accommodation / Neighbourhood maps
  • Telephone numbers and addresses of relatives (also used for the postcard)
  • Telephone number for stop payment in case of loss of bank card
  • Phone numbers for insurance, assistance, embassies...
  • Passport photos (for the package)

If you do not rent your ski equipment

  • Skis + poles / Snowboard
  • Ski boots / Snow boots
  • If renting: Rent my skis/snowboard in advance
  • Sledging for children

The care kit for your holiday in the mountains

There are many things you might need for your mountain holiday, but the most important thing is to be prepared for the worst so you can enjoy your stay there.

You should take precautions against the cold, pack several layers of clothing and wear sturdy boots. Make sure you include a first-aid kit that includes ointments, bandages, gauze and antibiotics. The first-aid kit should also include painkillers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, sunscreen with SPF 35 or higher, insect repellent containing DEET and sunscreen lotion with SPF 30 or higher.

Here is a list of things to put in your care kit

  • First aid kit
  • Aspirin or paracetamol (painkillers)
  • Contraceptive pills
  • Lip stick
  • Honey candy / dried fruit / cereal bars
  • Cotton
  • Bandages, plasters, compresses and strips
  • Elastoplast (self-gripping bandage against sprains, strains, etc.)
  • Disinfectant (Betadine)
  • Skin suture (Steristrip)
  • Ointment against burns and chapping (Biafine...)
  • Personal medication, with my prescriptions
  • Condoms
  • Thermometer
  • Ventolin
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