Many people might think that the most common catastrophe to occur on ski holidays is injury- but they’re wrong!
In fact the most common calamity faced by those hitting the slopes is the loss of valuables, which have dropped off or been forgotten during the holiday. So how can you make sure to avoid this?
Be slope savvy
Unsurprisingly the most common place that people lose their belongings on a ski holiday is the slopes- so what can you do to prevent this?
Well, be slope savvy and choose to buy clothing with strong pockets so things won’t drop out as you whizz about, and only take your gadgets out if you really need them.
Also make sure little ones don’t bring anything extra with them, especially beloved toys- recovering lost valuables on the side of a mountain is not an easy task!
Don’t take photos on the ski lift!
You’re on the ski lift, it’s cold and you’re shivering, you’re in a rush to take a picture, you’re trying to capture the best angle of the stunning scenery and whoops… camera is gone.
Be sensible about when you’re using your gadgets and where possible try to use a camera that you can strap to yourself (think GoPros).
Don’t leave things in bars/cafe/restaurants
When you come in to the warm from the chilly outdoors you’ll have lots of layers to remove, so once you’ve taken all these off and put them down somewhere it can be very easy to forget things when you’re ready to leave again.
As a result, thoroughly check under tables and around where your family have been sitting before you leave, to make sure you haven’t forgotten any stray gloves or other belongings.
Don’t get distracted
It’s easy to get distracted as you watch your little ones jump around in the snow , or as a pro snowboarder comes rocketing past- always be aware of your surroundings and make sure you don’t drop anything in all of the excitement!
Don’t end up getting piste-off
If you decide to ski off-piste and drop something on your travels, it’s unlikely you’ll find it again!
If you know you’re not going to be skiing a set route then leave your valuables at home, as it’s virtually impossible to retrace your steps exactly.
Don’t leave anything behind in your chalet
It can be really easy to forget belongings and pieces of ski gear by leaving them somewhere in your ski chalet, particularly if it’s a shared chalet. Often guests just put things down when they come in from the slopes, forgetting where they’ve left them or mixing them up with other people’s gear when it’s time to leave.
Try to keep track of where you’re leaving all your bits and pieces so they’re easier to collect up together when it’s time to pack, and do make sure you’ve double checked all of the drawers and cupboards before you go.
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