Top Tips For A Family Ski Holiday

November 9, 2015

A ski holiday should be a fun and memorable experience for all the family! However, things can go wrong when you are away from home, so it is extremely important to research and plan your holiday well in advance. Following the steps below will ensure that your ski holiday goes as smoothly as possible:

Make Sure the Ski Resort is Family Friendly

Most ski resorts are designed to cater for the needs of all members of a family. Although, some ski locations may not be suitable or have the facilities to cater to young children. The main things you should check before you book your holiday include: local childcare facilities and the proximity to local stores in case you need to buy specific products for family members. Different members of a family want to be entertained or kept busy while they are away from home, thus it is important to choose a location that provides plenty of activities for kids and teenagers, as well as skiing.

Choose Your Accommodation Wisely

When you and your family members have been skiing all day, you want to come back to a warm, comfortable accommodation that includes all the facilities your family requires. Unfortunately, not all accommodations are always of a high standard. To avoid this problem, Ski Armadillo and similar companies make it easy to find the best chalet for you and your family.

Ski Gear

Unlike many other types of holidays, you and your family require specific equipment. Skis, boots, snowboards, goggles, and sunglasses are the main items every skier needs. You and your family may have your own equipment, so you have to take this into account when you are traveling to your destination.

However, a large number of people need to hire skis, boots, or snowboards when they get to their skiing destination. If you will be hiring equipment, it is recommended to pre-book from a trusted ski rental supplier in the area you will be visiting, especially if you go in the busy season.

Ski Clothing

You will obviously be going to a cold climate, which means it is important to wear plenty of layers of clothing. Except, many people forget to pack some of the most important types of clothing and do not realise they need it until they get to their destination. Do not make this mistake. Pack the appropriate clothing for all the family including thermal socks, thermal underwear, high quality ski jackets, ski trousers, hats, boots, and gloves.

Ski Lessons

For most people, skiing does not come naturally. Very few people are able to step on the slopes for the first time and start skiing. To get the most out of your holiday, take some skiing lessons on dry slopes before you go and some lessons on the snow at the start of your holiday. The instructor will show you how to ski, but they also give valuable information about the slopes and how to stay safe.

A ski holiday should be an occasion you and your family remember for the rest of your lives. Follow the advice above and you will remember it for many years to come for all the right reasons.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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