Many moms make the mistake of thinking that kids and ski slopes don’t mix. However, that’s not actually, the case. Believe it or not, children of all ages can have a fantastic time skiing. It’s just a case of ensuring that the trip is well planned. As with any family travel, the better planned it is, the more enjoyable and stress-free the trip will be. To help you ensure that hitting the slopes with the kids is as fun and enjoyable as possible, I thought I’d share a few tips.
Pick a resort that’s child-friendly
The most important thing that you can do to ensure that your trip is as enjoyable as possible is pick a resort that’s child-friendly. This is important as if you want to ensure that the whole family has a nice time, somewhere that’s tailored to your little one’s is a must.
Look out for resorts that have a range of nursery and beginner slopes, and also offer on-site kid’s activities. It’s also worth checking to see whether there are any child-friendly restaurants and eateries.
Be choosy about your accommodation
Ask any traveler and they will tell you that when it comes to having a successful trip, the accommodation you choose is crucial. If you pick the wrong place to say, it can break your trip. That’s why it’s so important that you are choosy about where you stay. Don’t just book the cheapest place, think your choice through.
Look for accommodation that is family-friendly. This means somewhere that’s got space for the kids to play in, a kitchen, and enough bedrooms for everyone. It should also be located close enough to the slopes so that travel is minimal. For some high-quality places, check out this Mont Tremblant lodging listed online.
Book ski lesson with an English-speaking instructor
No matter how much of an advanced skier you are, don’t attempt to teach your children to ski yourself. It’s best to book them lessons with an experienced English-speaking instructor. This is because learning from someone who speaks their language will make the process easier.
All the best ski instructors get booked up months in advance. So make sure to book your children’s skiing lessons as soon as you’ve booked your trip. Don’t leave it until you arrive to book ski lessons for your kids, as else you’ll be left with a limited choice of instructors.
Hire your equipment and order your lift passes beforehand
Another thing that you need to do before your trip is reserve your equipment and buy your lift passes. Otherwise, you’ll spend most of your first day queuing up to get all the items that you need. If you don’t want to waste time, or end up with the worst equipment, it’s essential to reserve what you need months in advance.
Skiing with kids is a lot of fun, but sadly many parents don’t realize that. The most important thing when it comes to family skiing is organization, the more planning you do in advance, the better.