Really worth bearing in mind if you are off to the alps. Too many times have I seen people's hands start to fall apart in the first couple of days resulting in holes in your palms and you being unable to hold the bar, basically ruining your holiday!
Look out for the first signs as it won't happen to everyone! You will first get red hot spots normally on the fleshy bit of your palm beneath your thumb but the can also appear where your calaces are. Leave them and they will blister and its hard to recover from here.
To stop it make sure your hands are dry and not wet or sweaty, so when you get on the lift, gloves off, dry your hands and gloves. This is the main thing to do.
If you are worried about it, it's happened before to you or just want to avoid it carry a little bottle of talc and cover your hands and inside your gloves and repeat each time you get on the lift. It really does work!
Also worth doing is wrapping a load of duct tape around the talc bottle and if you get any sign of hot spots stick a 1" square of tape over it before talcing up. Just whip it off and renew each run!
Blistered palms that turn into holes are not the one yet every year someone in the group suffers as they don't follow the simple steps. Gloves with no padding and just a vented palm are best too