Prepping For That First Ski Trip, With Kids

Keep them warm. Check the weather conditions before you go, and make sure everyone has appropriate snow pants, jacket, mittens (which keep hands warmer than gloves), thermal underwear, both top and bottom, ski socks (found at most sporting outlets) and a balaclava or face wrap. It doesn’t hurt to pick up some hand and toe warmers as well.  Additionally, think about warm wear when you’re off the hill and strolling through the village; pack a hat and some good winter snow boots.

If you’re looking at a multi-day ski trip, plan to have some downtime. Likely the mountain will have hotels which offer outdoor hot tubs, swimming pools, activity centres, shopping and restaurants. Take in the whole ski experience,

a lot of which happens off the hill.

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At the end of their lessons, it’s fun to go out as a family for some “free skiing” time. But if you are a more experienced skier, don’t be tempted to take them down harder runs than they’ve been doing with their instructor. They might injure themselves, or get intimidated and scared, which can bother them for a while.

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