4 tips and tricks for bad weather
Bad weather can be a real mood killer. So it doesn’t turn into that when you’re on holiday in Flachau, we’ve put together a list of helpful tips and tricks for when the weather’s bad.
Everyone has seen them – the advertising images of perfectly prepared slopes, deep blue skies and cosy sun terraces with spring-like temperatures. But reality, as is often the case, looks different. Snowfall, wind and icy sub-zero temperatures are just as much a part of winter in the Alps. Actually, it’s only logical really, but bad weather can still be a mood killer on holiday. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the most helpful tips and tricks for bad weather.
1. Check the weather forecast and look out of the window
Bad weather fronts in our mountains are usually easy to forecast and the weather forecast is very reliable. So our first tip is to check the weather before or during your holiday. Then you can prepare accordingly and have the right equipment with you. Often, a considered look out of your hotel room in the morning is enough to know what to expect on a particular day.
2. Be in a good mood – your head has to be in the game
When the weather is bad, you don’t automatically have to be miserable. The important thing is not to let yourself be put off and to overcome your inner couch potato feelings. It’s just a matter of taking the first step into the cool outdoor air.
As far as families are concerned, it is essential that parents set a good example for their little ones. Children are very adaptable and often easier to keep happy than you think. Besides, bad weather usually means snowfall and snowfall means amazing fun and winter adventures for the kids.
3. The right equipment
Just like everywhere else, it’s important to have the right equipment. Which leads us to tip 3. In cold and/or wet temperatures you need to make sure you’re dressed warmly enough. Good ski underwear and ski socks under your ski suit are essential. Another must-have for your winter holiday is a tube scarf. It not only hides your enchanting smile, but also keeps your neck and face warm. You should also keep a goggle wipe and tissues in your backpack or ski suit at all times.
A tip from our ski instructors: If it is snowing or raining, always keep your goggles on during the lift ride. If you put your goggles on your helmet, the foam inside the goggles will get wet and as a result they will fog up quickly. (Even top quality ski goggles can’t cope with this).
4. Refreshment stop
If the weather doesn’t cooperate at all, it’s time to take a break. Over a hot cup of tea or a snack, you can recharge your batteries for the next few runs and give your body a chance to warm up from the inside. There are plenty of excellent restaurants and ski huts in the ski resort.
But don’t forget: after every weather low, a high follows again. And until then, let your inner sun shine!
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