You can’t ski without skis – fact. Therefore one of the most important jobs that needs to be done is fitting skis. When you arrive, you’ll visit a local ski shop where you’ll try on ski boots, receive skis appropriate for your weight and height and be given helmets and poles.
But when you have a large group, ski fit can take some time. Having to get every child fitted and out the door quickly requires military precision. However, with some simple planning, the process can be a whole lot smoother.
Having accompanied Francis Combe on their recent ski trip to Andorra, I got to experience first-hand how these easy tips can easily increase the efficiency of any ski fit. It doesn’t matter if you’re a first time party leader or an experienced snow-seeker, these tips will save you time:
- Consider having ski fit on your arrival day
Hear us out, we know that after a 24 hour coach ride the last thing you want to do is get into your hotel and head straight to ski fit. But by getting your skit fit done and dusted on arrival day, you’ll have more time for skiing on your first day.The hassle and stress is over and you have the rest of the week to relax and enjoy the slopes! Guaranteeing arrival day ski fit can cost money, but it’s well worth doing.
- Numbers, numbers, numbers
You have a large group and you’re wondering how on earth 85 children are going to remember whose skis are whose. The answer is a number system! Each set of skis, ski boots and helmets will have a unique number – all you need to do is write down the number next to your students’ name. A much easier way of knowing which equipment belongs to who. For even more efficiency, why not get your students to take a picture of their numbers/skis on their phone? Sorted!
- Ski ties
When you travel with us, each student receives a Rayburn ski tie. Not only does this make carrying your skis much easier, it’s also a great way to identify equipment. Write your students’ initials on the ski ties and at the start of each morning. Then when you hand out the equipment, all you need to do is shout out the initials – simple!
Ski fit can be challenging, but it’s an essential part of a ski trip that no one can avoid. With these simple tips you’ll save time, energy and have a much more relaxed start to your journey!
This blog was written by Dan, Marketing Co-ordinator