Regardless of where you’re planning a ski holiday, whether it’s ski holidays in Bulgaria that take your fancy (to take advantage of the uncrowded beginner-friendly slopes) or you prefer to head for the more well-known alpine resorts, it’s crucial to understand what you need to take with you. There’s little point wasting money on gear you won’t wear or don’t really need and as a beginner skier, you’re unlikely to know what your shopping list should include.
A Bulgarian Borovets ski holiday is perfect for the beginner skier. Experienced English-speaking ski schools and plenty of nursery slopes and green runs to practice your moves mean that as far as beginners are concerned, this is the place for them. While the popular resorts of Western Europe may be the favourite place to go, Bulgaria is highly under-rated and because of this, the slopes are still relatively quiet – perfect to learn up.
What do you need for your Bulgarian ski holiday? Here’s a checklist of absolute essentials:
Jacket and Pants – check for discounts and sales to save money, because these items can be a little pricey. The summer months are an awesome time to pick up a bargain, so keep your eyes peeled.
Goggles – They may not be as trendy as sunglasses, but they are more effective at keeping the snow out of your eyes.
Gloves – waterproof and breathable ones for the slopes are most recommended.
Layers – a base layer and mid layer are essential to keep you warm, dry and comfortable. Build up layers if you need to.
Neckwarmer – This a fab piece of kit that help to fill the gap between your jacket and your hat, keeping you dry and warm on the piste.
Suncream – You’ll need it, even in the snow. It’s amazing how strong the sun can be at high altitudes!
Of course, if you’re a complete newbie who isn’t even sure if they will like the skiing experience, the best bet would be to borrow as much gear as you can. There’s no point spending on kit you’ll never use again and if you do take to the slopes (which you probably will), you can invest for next time!
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