Young people enjoy skiing on the big track in the Darbandsar ski resort
If you’re bringing skis or snowboard with you and you’re flying, invest in a ski bag. Without a ski bag, most airlines will grudgingly give you a plastic sheath, but you don’t really expect that to protect your pricey babies, do you? A ski bag will take the hassle and worry out of planning your first ski trip, so you can focus on the slopes. If you’re renting, ask your hotel concierge before departing on your trip for shop recommendations. If you’re bringing skis with you and don’t have access to a shop in your hometown, ask the concierge to suggest a good place to get your skis tuned (see below).