Grab Life by the Skis – the Slopes on a last minute ski holiday are waiting for you!
Basic Ski Gear to bring on a last minute Ski Holiday
Helmet – Don’t even think about hitting the slopes without a good helmet. Lifes too short for regrets!
Googles or Polarized Sun Glasses
Proper Ski Socks which have extra padding on the Shins.
Breathable ski jacket,
Layer up! Bring a few a thin wicking or thermal top, a fleece and a pair of ski or waterproof trousers.
Sunscreen, okay it could be -10 outside but you can burn quite badly on the slopes.
Don’t bother bringing lots of clothes, Trust me you will spend the vast majority of your time in Salopettes and Thermals. Naturally replace your High Heels with Snow Boots ( I am never wearing Heels again!)
Things to know before you go!
First time skiers enroll in a ski lessons, If you can Private Ski Lessons are invaluable and will make a huge difference to your abilities. Better still head to Kilternan to practise your skills on the Dry Slopes.
Ski Boots hurt! Take Magnesium and Arnica to help with the stiffness. If you are lucky enough to own your own Ski Boots break them in before you go!
Après Ski can be wild, don’t go to crazy and don’t hit the slopes under the influence! Prepare for a lot of Hot Chocolate
That brings me on to my next point – Insurance, under no circumstances, Ever, Go on a ski holiday without full Insurance, you will have the time of your life however if anything goes wrong Travel Insurance is invaluable.
As European Citizens, you are entitled to Free Health care with a valid European Health Insurance card, Apply for this online. Learn More Here ( This does not negate the need for Travel Insurance.
Ignore the children zipping by, the chances are they were born with skies on their feet 🙂
Lift Passes are expensive! Don’t forget you can save 20% on the standard price Airport Hopper ticket. Let us know in advance if you are bringing Winter Sports Gear so that we can insure that we have enough space.
Check out these great deals for a last minute Ski Holiday from Dublin
Air Travel has never been cheaper. Embrace your Wanderlust and explore the world. Time to seize the day and knock a few more amazing locations off your travel bucket-list. As the proverb says … “Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times” Check out some relatively low cost ideas off the beaten track from Dublin.
Everyone should witness Venice Carnival once in your life. Dust of your vintage masks & cloaks as party atmosphere will be electric for the 2 weeks of the carnival. A trip to Venice would not be complete without a ride on a gondola but for your own sakes don’t ask to hear ‘ O Sole mio’ as its not from Venice and they are likely to grind their teeth! After the Carnival see for yourself why Venice is consistently voted the most romantic city in the world. ps top tip, always check the prices in the tourist areas. Lounge like a local and Sip an espresso at the bar!
Dubrovnik is the pearl of the Adriatic and one of the most beautiful Tourism destinations in the Mediterranean. This Port city is steeped in history and its known as the only city to become part of the Napoleonic empire without a single shot fired. Dubrovnik boosts picture perfect aqua marine water which is perfect for dip. Eagle Eagle Eyed fans of the Game of Thrones will recognize Dubrovnik is the setting for the Kings Land.
A bit further afield …
Camino de Santiago
Are itching to take on the Camino after seeing the Way? Camino de Santiago is 800kms long and takes approximately five weeks to complete.You do not have to be an elite athlete & can start your Camino at any point on the starting in France, Portugal and Spain. A popular option is to fly from Dublin to Biarritz & then bus it to St. Jean de Pied ( 52KM) to start the incredible voyage of discovery. Don’t forget comfortable well worn hiking boots! Buen Camino my friends
Whether you are booking a package holiday or looking for a holiday destination, all great journeys begin with the Airport Hopper. Don’t forget to book online to save 20% off your standard booking price.
“Work, Travel, Save, Repeat” Travel Quotations that will fuel your wonderlust and inspire you to travel.
Its a new year, new change to challenge yourself and to knock a few more countries off your bucket-list 🌎
“Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”― Mark Twain
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Mark Twain
“To Travel is to Live” – Hans Christian Andersen
“Travel expands the mind and fills the gap” ―Sheda Savage
“It’s bad manners to keep an adventure waiting.” —Unknown
“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
“Travel is intensified living … and one of the last great sources of legal adventure” ―Rick Steves
“I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” – John Green
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Augustine
“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” —Rachel Wolchin
“Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret” – Oscar Wilde
“Of all the stories in the world, the best are the stories found between the pages of a Passport” Unknown
“Live your life by a compass not a clock.” – Stephen Covey
“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” –Dalai Lama
“Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman
“If you look like your passport photo, you probably need the trip.” —Unknown
Good things happen to those who book flights … and start their adventures onboard the Airport Hopper …. Laura, Airport Hopper Team.
Fancy moving to America on a 2 year visa? The US House of Representatives may be giving you an early Christmas Present! They have just passed a bill that will allow Irish people to apply for a two year renewable Visa. Currently the E-3 Work Visa is available for Australian Nationals only. However, our antipodean cousins have underutilized their allotment. The New Bill will allow Irish People to apply for the remainder of unused E-3 Visas. Don’t get too excited though, candidates must meet criteria including working in a speciality occupation and have an offer of employment to apply for this Visa.
Special Occupations include:
IT Jobs such as analysts, programmers, etc.
Healthcare and medical practitioners
Educational specialists such as teachers, consultants, and managers
Another factor to consider is that while spouses of E-3 Visa Recipients can work in America, their children are not permitted to work under this scheme. This scheme represents a certain quid – pro- qu0. It will open up our Visa requirements to admire Americans who like to retire to Ireland.
Don’t forget first step on any incredible travel adventure is on the Airport Hopper!