Taking off on an adventure into the snowy mountains with your skis or snowboard doesn’t have to be tricky. Thule can offer you a secure way to fit your equipment on top of your vehicle on your next road trip. This highly coveted brand offers some of the best Thule ski boxes in Calgary. Here are some of the top tips for planning your road trip!

1. Be picky with your destination

When you are planning a ski or snowboard trip with a group, you need to consider the skill level of each person. Once you determine this, you can decide where to take your road trip to. You should choose a destination that ensures everyone on your trip will have fun regardless of whether they are a beginner or advanced skier or snowboarder.

A good mix of trails on your favourite snowy hill is ideal for this kind of trip. Whether you want to start off easy then go all out and take the black diamond runs, you want to make sure there are beginner, intermediate, and expert runs. While your children and significant other traverses the slopes of the bunny hill, you can have an adventure of a lifetime and meet up with everyone at the bottom of the hill!

2. Prepare your gear

Have you checked to make sure you have all the gear you need? Make sure you pack the following main items for your road trip:

  • Ski or Snowboard Goggles
  • Ski or Snowboard Boots
  • Snow Outfit
  • Face Mask
  • Warm Socks
  • Gloves or Mittens
  • Hand or Feet Warmers (for those really cold days when you want to warm up after in the lodge with a hot chocolate)
  • And just in case, a first aid kit

You never want to forget any of the essentials for your trip or your snowy adventure could be a wash. If you happen to forget something, however, you can always check to see if the local hill has gear rentals which will save you from spending time watching the adventurers instead of being out on the hill yourself.

3. Time of year

Consider the time of year you plan to go out skiing or boarding. You want to make sure the weather is conducive, so you don’t risk harsh, freezing winds against your face. In the springtime, check to make sure there is enough snow to slide down the mountain with ease. The time you go will also determine the type of snow you encounter, whether it is light and fluffy or icy and slushy.

Now that you have the top tips for your next road trip to the mountains, you can start your adventure by putting that Thule Calgary ski box on top of your vehicle.