Getting the whole family up, dressed, ready and up the hill can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be! Take a look at these helpful tips that will make getting ready and on the snow as easy as possible.
You can pick up your mountain passes the day before you head to the ski field, this will save valuable time and get everyone on the snow and having fun that much sooner! Make sure all the passes are securely attached to your jackets before you leave so they don't get lost.
Layout each child’s clothing that they are wearing so it’s ready to put on in the morning, all other extra layers and spares should already be packed.
Seriously! No sleeping in or you’ll be behind the ball for the rest of the morning - it's always better to be early and have some time to relax before your day of snow fun than rushing and arriving late and flustered. More importantly, if you are driving the car parks do fill up quickly and trust us, you don't want to be lugging all your gear up the hill - especially with kids.
Start everyone off with a hearty breakfast (including yourself), as they will burn more energy skiing than on a normal day of play.
If you are hiring any equipment for the day as soon as you're on the mountain go and pick it up. Waiting in a queue can feel like a terrible way to spend a holiday. Being first may mean you get the best pick too!
If your kids are heading to ski school tell them when you will be back to pick them up and stick to that time, don’t be late, and more importantly (especially if your child gets nervous about being by themselves) don't come back BEFORE that time. Let them meet new friends and get to know their instructor, a visit from mum and dad on the mountain might seem like a good idea, but more often than not it will just upset your child when you leave again. No fun for the kids or the instructor, help make it easier and just leave them to their day and enjoy your own time on the snow. Maybe have a little spy from a distance
Have FUN! You're going skiing, relax, learn some new skills and enjoy seeing your family having the time of their lives!
- Planning your ski holiday