Top Five Tips for Skiing with the Family
Skiing isn’t just for those fearless types who will fling themselves off the top of mountains in the vague hope that they land on their feet. In fact, the sport is incredible for all proficiencies, with many resorts across Europe and beyond that are made to suit beginners and intermediates. While it’s a popular pastime for groups of mates and couples with little responsibility back home, families of all ages head for the slopes every year to get their fill of snow-capped mountains. As a newbie considering a family outing, what are the five tips that could help you?
- Hire as much as possible – If you’ve never tried skiing before, how do you know if you, or your kids, will like it? Luckily, you don’t need to shell out hundreds of pounds for all the latest gear as you can hire it all in resort for reasonable prices. Make sure you check any online advance deals at http://www.neilson.co.uk/ski/ski-essentials too, to save you a bundle in resort.
- Try before you fly – With many dry slopes and indoor snow centres scattered around the UK, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy a little taster session before you’re thrown into the deep end.
- Utilise ski schools – Perfect for children and adults alike, expert tuition is available to help build your confidence and improve your skills.
- Choose the right resort – Not all resorts are equipped for families. Do your research and make sure you book one that suits you and your children.
- Take the right clothing – Rather than packing chunky knit sweaters that are unbelievably hot on the slopes, pack light thermal layers that you can add or take away according to the climate. Make sure your children are dressed appropriately, with warm outerwear, comfortable socks and of course, a helmet (which is often compulsory these days and can be hired with the rest of the gear).
Most of all, enjoy the experience! It’s an exhilarating ride and you’ll all be whizzing down the blue slopes, as a family, in no time!