Tips When Traveling In the Snow
Suppose you want to have a vacation in Moscow or a vacation in Iceland. What are the things you should consider when traveling in such extreme winter conditions? What are the safety precautions you should take? We take a look at all this more in this article.
When planning to travel in the snow, there are a number of safety concerns that you need to be aware of, especially when elderly members of the family and children are going along too. The idea of vacationing in the snow, making snow balls and pitching it at one another along with that crisp breezy air is enough to get your spirit soaring and looking forward to fun. Below are some snow travel do's and don’ts that should be considered.
Snow Travel Do's:
• Buy equipment earlier, at least three or four months earlier. This will help you save a lot as the prices of the equipment go up considerably in season. Also, ensure that the equipment is tried out for the fit and proper sizing. Don't eliminate the idea of renting equipment when going on a ski vacation. Indulge in comparison-shopping for ski swaps and used equipment.
• Look into snow vacation packages for accommodation and travel and ski equipment. There are special combination-packages offered and put together by travel agents once you specify your budget and preferences. Look into buy-back programs for cancelled tickets and equipment. Check out ski swaps and ski stores that sell used equipment - younger children's equipment usually doesn't see a lot of wear and is expensive to buy new - call local ski hills to find out about any ski swaps.
• Pack well. In the snow you will need your woolies, especially the children. Don't forget boots, mufflers, ear-bands and neck warmers and goggles. The latter keep the glare of the sun, wind and snow out of the eyes. Also throw in lotions and creams and lip protecting gel. Consider layered coats and sweaters and snowsuits that are water and wind resistant.
• In case you are traveling with family members who have certain health conditions, like asthma that gets aggravated in extreme weather conditions, take the prescribed medication along and ensure that the hotel has a doctor-on-call facility.