A Family That Skis Together …
Once upon a time the only choice a family had for their annual holiday was to enjoy a beach break; now there’s nothing wrong with that for sure, but do you ever get a bit bored of the beach?
Many people do, and the great news is that there are now many other types of holiday you can enjoy very easily as a family, keeping the kids just as happy as you are!
Have you ever considered a family ski holiday?
If not, why not?
Skiing is a fantastic activity for a family to enjoy together, and nowadays there are countless resorts which are very child-friendly. Of course, the cost used to be a major problem, but nowadays the price of a ski holiday is much lower than it ever used to be, which means more and more families are able to enjoy the fun of the mountains!
When you’re finding the best place to go, and you’re trying to plan your first ski holiday, how do you go about it?
Firstly you need to research into ski resorts in the area you’re looking to visit. You need to choose a resort which offers facilities for children as well as adults, including apres ski opportunits to suit all tastes. It’s a good idea to head a resort which is close to a large town, so you can head out for the day and get away from the slopes, to try and keep little ones more occupied, rather than doing the same thing every day. Look for resorts which have ski villages, because this will give you more scope for entertainment, and more facilities overall.
Many ski resorts have children’s ski schools, as well as dedicated clubs for teenagers, which will allow your kids to meet others of the same age, and possibly make new friend whilst they’re away.
Of course, prior to heading off, packing is always going to be a drama, so you need to make sure you pack enough warm clothes, as well as not forgetting suncream, hats, and sunglasses – it might be cold, but that sun still burns!
If you can find a ski slope near to where you live, e.g. the indoor variety, then head there as a family a few times before you jet off; this will not only build their confidence, but it will also help them get excited about their upcoming holiday, the likes of which they have never experienced before.
Put simply, a family ski holiday is a great way to try something new together, and in some of the most stunning surroundings known to man.