Off the Piste and on the Road
Rental statistics from Alamo show that car rental for skiing holidays is proving as popular as ever, despite the slump in other parts of the holiday industry. But it's all too easy to forget how quickly weather can change and terrain can become treacherous in snowy conditions. Alamo has therefore produced its top tips* on selecting the right car before heading for the piste.
The chief concern for avid skiers is getting the right car for the weather conditions, which can change rapidly. Alamo's main rental locations across France offer 'winterised cars' packages, which include snow tyres, snow chains and a ski rack. In addition, renters also need to bear in mind the room required to accommodate luggage and ski equipment, which is why Alamo always recommend pre-booking to guarantee the size of car needed for the trip.
"Whether you are a first time skier, or head for the slopes every year, there are still crucial things to think about when choosing your hire car," comments Sally Hinds, Marketing Director for Alamo. "Due to the unpredictability of winter weather conditions it is always advisable to carry a mobile phone in case of emergencies. Also, take a note of our 24 hour emergency service number and if you are using snow chains, make sure you can fit them properly. With Alamo's range of quality vehicles and expert service, holidaymakers can be sure of a stress free car rental experience."
ALAMO'S TOP TIPS FOR A SKIING HOLIDAY ·