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Ski & Snowboarding Trips

Ski and snowboarding trips with Contiki provide the perfect marriage of thrills and serenity. Hit the slopes by day, apres with your fellow snow-seekers at sundown and sleep in stylish, comfortable and local chalets, hotels or gasthofs. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a total beginner, there’s no better way to experience some of the world’s best pistes.


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What should I wear for skiing?

The best items to wear when skiing are: a close fitting base layer to help retain warmth, a mid-layer fleece, a waterproof ski jacket, a pair of ski trousers (or salopettes), ski socks, ski boots, waterproof gloves, suncream, a lip balm, a pair of goggles with UV protection, a wooly hat, and a helmet.

What should I wear for snowboarding?

Similar to the outfit for skiing, the best items to wear when snowboarding are the following: long wool or synthetic underwear, a light fleece or wool top, ski socks, a waterproof, well-insulated jacket, waterproof pants, a pair of gloves, goggles, a neck gaiter or balaclava, and a helmet. Don't forget to apply plenty of sunscreen on your exposed skin and make sure your gear is equipped with Recco reflectors, in case you need to be rescued.

What is snowboarding?

Snowboarding is a recreational winter activity that involves sliding down a snow-covered slope, while standing on a snowboard strapped to the rider's feet. Adrenaline enthusiasts have been enjoying this sport since the 1920s and in 1998 it also became a Winter Olympic Sport.

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