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Hints and tips for ski holidays

Hot tips and recommendations

Forget Paris and Milan, hitting the slopes in stylish ski wear is where it is at...

Or for those new to ski, get up to date and become a layering pro. Find out more with Virgin Holidays and our hot tips and recommendations!

Layering pro

Hints, tips and recommendations for ski holidays

For those who are new to ski, getting up to speed with layering techniques is a must. There are three key layers to know: wicking, insulating and protection. Start with the wicking layer, which should be made of synthetic material so it can "wick" moisture away from the skin. Insulate with wool or fleece, and protect with a super waterproof material. Lastly, don't forget key items such as gloves, goggles, sunglasses, head-gear, and neck gators.

Ski stylin'

Hints, tips and recommendations for ski holidays

Bring a bit of fun to your ski wardrobe with some fun and colourful fashion trends. From colour-blocking with a bright splash of colour to choosing a stylish pattern to mix into your outfit, you can be rocking the slopes in no time.

For those wanting to up-the-ante, look for outfits with some luxe trims and accents. If cool and classic is your thing, we recommend solid colours such as black, navy, and forest green.

Sun 'n' safety

Hints, tips and recommendations for ski holidays

Sunburn, chapped lips, and broken bones. No thanks! These could all be avoided with some quick and easy protection items. Apply sunscreen and carry lip moisturiser in your pocket to help counteract the effects of dry air and wind. Protect your eyes with goggles or glasses and wear a helmet and wrist guards to help avoid injuries on the slopes.

App-centric

Hints, tips and recommendations for ski holidays

There are tons of ski apps available these days that can help you with just about anything. Some of our favourite ones include: Ski Tracks for daily performance measurment; Instagram for pictures, videos, and ski inspiration; RealSki 2.1 for in-resort locations and runs using augmented reality; and Ski Club of Great Britain for the latest resort conditions, snowfalls, and news. Plus, look out for resort apps - Mammoth and Park City are just a couple available.

Lights-camera-ACTION

Hints, tips and recommendations for ski holidays

Capture the stories, memories and moments with some great photo gadgets. GoPro cameras are synonymous with video action on the slopes. The HERO4 is the latest edition with wi-fi capabilities and can be strapped to your helmet or chest.

For those after a point and shoot, the Nikon Coolpix AW130 is ready for ski action with shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof features. For those wanting to use their iPhone like a digital camera, the Belkin Live Action Camera Grip is a great little device to have on hand.

Indoor pool party

Hints, tips and recommendations for ski holidays

Following in the swaggering style of Vegas, Lake Tahoe now offers glamorous pool parties. 'Sundays at the Pool' indoor nightclub is now featured in MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa and is Lake Tahoe's only indoor playground featuring an acre that includes a swimming pool, an outdoor area, and a jacuzzi. Be sure not to miss out!