9 Hacks For The Perfect Ski Holiday

Published on 15th Oct 2018

Read our 9 cheekiest ski hacks, to help you get the most out of your ski holiday this winter

1. Rome2rio

Rome2rio makes travel planning easy. Just enter your destination and the search engine will give you a choice of the best transport options including flights, trains, buses, ferries, rideshares, self drive and any combination of these. With over 4,800 transport operators in over 158 countries you are sure to find the best option for your trip.

Rome2Rio route planner for ski holidays
Bag Solo can be used for ski holiday luggage

2. BagSolo

Tired of lugging your skis and luggage around the airport? Check out BagSolo. This hassle free door-to-door shipping service is aimed at cyclists, golfers and skiers. They will pick up your luggage and equipment from your home or workplace and deliver it directly to your resort so it’s waiting for you when you arrive. No more excess baggage charges and no more long airport check-in queues. Surely the ultimate in travel convenience.

3. Ben’s Bus

Ben’s Bus offer low cost shared airport transfers from Geneva, Grenoble & Lyon Airports to most of the large French ski resorts. Because their prices are so cheap, they can fill large buses and still provide great customer service. They even offer group discounts. Top tip: The English speaking reps who greet you at the airport also live in the ski resorts, so they know the best accommodation and nightlife hotspots.

4. Drive Through Péage    

Breeze through the toll booths with a Télépéage Transponder. Previously only available to those with a French bank account you can now get your hands on one of these nifty little units and cruise through the Télépéage lane, while everyone else queues in traffic. Simply stick the unit to your windscreen and it is detected automatically at the toll gates allowing you to drive straight through. It then charges the toll directly to your bank account.

5. Huski

Imagine arriving at your chalet to a fully stocked fridge or coming in after a full days skiing and not having to organise dinner for the kids. Meet Huski, the mountain delivery experts. Headquartered in Bourg-Saint-Maurice, they will deliver pre-cooked meals, drinks and the daily staples straight to your chalet door. This means less shopping and more time skiing. Order online for same-day or next-day delivery or click and collect from their depot.

huski food delivery service in the alps
Use a Monzo card on your ski holiday

6. Monzo

Fee free spending abroad, let that sink in. If you have you ever been stung by fees when withdrawing cash or had your card blocked making payments abroad then you will love Monzo. Monzo is the bank of the future. No branches, no lines and no hidden fees. Built entirely for your smartphone, simply download the app and sign up for your pre paid debit card. You won't be charged for withdrawing cash or using your card abroad. The exchange rates are real time and you will be notified immediately of every transaction. You can even freeze (and unfreeze) your card instantly from the app if you lose or misplace it. All of this makes Monzo a must have travel companion.

7. OnTheSnow Mobile app

From the world's most visited ski and snowboarding website comes the world's most downloaded skiing and snowboarding application. Complete with up-to-date weather forecasts, current conditions, powder alerts and first-hand reports from other users. It can even be customised so you get notified about your favorite ski resorts. This app is a must have for anyone heading to the hills this winter.

On the Snow app is a great ski hack
Ski hack - Use Find My Friends in a ski resort

8. Find My Friends

Although the app is named Find My Friends it works just as well for keeping track of the kids on the slopes. As long as they have the app installed on their phones you can login and see their location and distance in real time. The easy to use app also goes a step further with a powerful feature called geofencing. You set a geofence, like a resort or ski field, and the app will notify you if anyone leaves the area. Unfortunately this one is currently only available for Apple users.

9. Ski Tracks

Ski Tracks is another popular tracking app that uses your phone's GPS to record your ski sessions. The app collects data, including max speed, average speed, total distance and even slope angle, which it then plots on a map so you can compare and show off to your mates.

Ski Tracks screenshot
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