Planning a trip to the snow

Since going snowboarding last year I have desperately wanted to go back! So, this winter I plan to go on a snowboarding trip down in Victoria… I am taking my best mate and we are aiming to buy a van and completely deck it out to make it a camper and drive down.

Destination

First things first, you will need to decide which slopes you want to go to… I have been to Perisher and I loved it but want to try out a different slope this time.

If you still haven’t figured out where you want to go check out this website – it includes all of the slopes in Australia as well as maps, conditions and summaries for each one!

https://www.finder.com.au/best-ski-resorts-australia

Accommodation

The second thing you need to think about is where you will be staying. We plan on staying in the van to avoid the cost of accommodation as it is quite expensive (for our budget) but if you don’t have a plan B to avoid this cost you will need to find somewhere close to the slopes you want to go to.

Tip: Look at surrounding towns to find the cheapest option

Travel

Then you will need to decide how your going to get there, we plan to drive but if you plan on flying down you will need to look at flights for the dates you chose when booking accommodation. If you choose to drive down then you will need to account for petrol and food along the way..

Food

This section is for those who decide to drive down. You will need to pack enough food for the journey, if you are planning to stop along the way this will make your trip longer and you will need to pack more food to account for this. It is always a good idea to keep some coinage or a bit of money set aside for takeaway or groceries to stock up just in case you run out of food. Opt for long life products when it comes to milk and anything that would otherwise need to be refrigerated – and a gas cooker is a must-have!

Ski resort expenses

You will need to factor in the expenses for your snowboard hire – if you don’t already own a snowboard – as well as your ski lift hire. There are prices on each ski resorts website that can help you in figuring out how much it will cost.

And most importantly…

Have fun!

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