The idea of taking the entire family on holiday, especially on the slopes, is one of the best gifts you can give them and yourself. The experience of skiing is priceless, to say the least, and you are not likely to forget it anytime soon.
Practically anyone can enjoy group ski holidays, but the key to truly maximising the holiday is preparation. Here are some suggestions:
Everyone should be fit enough
Be aware that skiing is a taxing physical activity. You can enjoy it to the fullest if you are all physically fit enough to tackle the slopes. Even if you are a beginner, skiing is not likely to be a relaxing activity. Encourage your family to do more exercises leading up to the holiday. Discourage your kids from using their devices and computers and tell them to ride their bikes or play sports that involve lots of running and movement.
Be ready to buy gear
You may rent your skis at the resort, but it is advisable to buy your own if you are thinking of doing this again. As for the rest of the gear, do not skimp on them. Buy good quality jackets, sunglasses, goggles, helmets, gloves, socks and other apparel made for skiing.
Devote some serious time to packing
Veteran backpackers and travellers know how to pack light and fast for just about any trip. If you are not those people, you may need a full day just for packing and making sure you do not leave anything. Give your older kids chores, such as making sure they pack their socks and goggles.
If there is a recreational skiing place in your area, it is a good idea for the whole family to practice there before your holiday. You may find an instructor to help you out. You can also encourage your kids to use their rollerblades more often, as this is the closest they can get to wearing skis.
A ski holiday for your entire family is one of the most rewarding trips you can take together. Think about these suggestions to ensure your full enjoyment of the entire experience.