What do I need for a day on the snow?
Our packages are designed to offer you everything you need for a day on the slopes:
- Transport from your accommodation to the mountain resort
- Lift passes
- Equipment i.e. skis, boots & poles/snowboard &boots
- Ski clothing i.e. jacket, saloupettes, gloves, goggles
Simply decide what you need and pick the package that suits.
How do I know which package to choose?
-Firstly, decide whether you want to ski or snowboard. Then decide where you want to go – Info & Snow offer packages for four very different resorts with something to suit everyone.
Do you need lessons? Have you skied or boarded before? If you have spent at least one day on the slopes before, chances are you won’t be a beginner. Beginner lessons cover the very basics – stepping in to your bindings, stopping and starting, changing direction. You may feel inexperienced or a bit rusty, but if you are able to do these simple things you will get much more out of an Achievement lesson. There are many levels of Achievement lesson, from second-timers through to mastering double black runs. If in doubt, talk to our staff or the staff at your mountain resort regarding the best level for your ability.
Do you have your own equipment? If not, make sure to add this on to your package. All lesson packages include equipment from the mountain resort.
Do you have suitable clothing? See the next question for details of recommended clothing for a day on the slopes.
What clothing do I need?
- Regardless of your ability, chances are you’ll come in to contact with the snow at some point. A water- and wind-resistant jacket and pants will keep you dry and warm.
- Even on sunny days we recommend wearing thermal layers that you can put on or take off to regulate your body temperature as the weather changes.
- Gloves are essential and sunglasses or goggles highly recommended for preventing snow blindness.
- A helmet will keep you safe and protect you from head injuries including concussion, which can occur even on powder days.
- Single layer sports socks which reach up to your lower calf will be the most comfortable in ski or snowboard boots.
Info & Snow has a range of great value jackets, pants, goggles, gloves and helmets to rent, as well as socks, hats and scarves to buy. See our Rental page for more information.
What level of equipment is included in the packages?
-All packages include standard grade equipment that is suitable for the majority of visitors. However if you would like to upgrade your equipment please let us know when booking a package – additional costs apply.
What is a Beginner Package?
-Beginner packages are designed for first timers and include 4 hours of lessons; the ideal way to get you up to speed. Instruction will cover the very basics, including clipping in to your bindings, balance, starting/stopping and basic turning. You will be limited to the learner area on your first day – two or three day packages allow you to ride the chairlifts on Days Two and Three.
-What is a Single Lesson Package?
Lesson packages are designed for those who have skied or boarded at least once before. You will be put in the appropriate lesson group for your level of ability, whether you are a second-timer in need of a refresher, or an experienced rider looking to hone your skills. There are also lesson options for freeski and freestyle (terrain park).
Lessons are two hours long and give you access to all chairlifts on the mountain.
I am not interested in skiing or snowboarding but want to experience the snow, what is there for me to do?
-Snow Farm is an excellent resort offering a range of activities for non-skiers. Why not try tubing, sledding or snow-shoeing? These do not need to be pre-booked and can be organised at the resort.
How do I add on clothing to my package?
-Once you have clicked the Book Now button next to the package you wish to buy, you will be given the option to add on any two items of clothing for just $25 per person, per day. Choose from: jacket, pants (or saloupettes), gloves, goggles or a helmet. You can add on additional items in-store.
Can I decide if I want to ski or snowboard on the day?
-Yes, you can decide at the rental shop. If you have booked a Flexi Package you will need to decide the day before as equipment is fitted in advance. If you have booked a package with lessons then equipment is organised up the mountain in the morning. Please note that for multi day packages you cannot switch between skiing and snowboarding once equipment has been organised.