Wednesday, December 03, 2014

How to have an awesome family ski vacation

Are you planning on a family ski vacation?

If you are, you should know that family ski escapades can be pricey and stressful, especially if  your tots tag along. But don't worry too much.  These tips can help you plan a hassle-free ski getaway with your family:

Plan for the following:
  • Will you buy or rent gear for you and your children?
  • Some family-friendly mountain resorts
  • Things to pack for you and your kids on the mountain
  • Kiddie essentials to avoid toddler tantrums and meltdowns

Choose a destination that caters to everyone's needs
Prior to selecting a destination, know what the other members of your group will do aside from skiing. For instance, shopping, spa treatments, clubbing, etc. With this information, you can choose the right ski resorts with activities other members will enjoy.

Avoid toddler tantrums
If you're worried about your kids to having tantrums, here are a few suggestions to avoid or help you overcome them:
  • Bring a spare of their favorite teddy or blanket
  • Before the trip, get your kids used to wearing goggles and ski equipment
  • Bring books, toys, or games to keep them entertained
  • Load your tablet and smartphone with a selection of their favorite movies

Get your kid ready for ski school
A night before, make sure you pack the things your child needs for his or her first ski lesson.  Also, put your child's name as well as your name and contact information outside or inside the bag. Make sure to be early when dropping your children off at the day care center or ski school on their first day as you'll need to do some paperwork and you'll be able to get to the slopes right away. 

Daycare and ski school
If you can't find a baby sitter, opt for daycare. That way, parents can maximize their time on the slope.
Other than daycare, the ski school is a haven for many kids. It helps embrace their new-found love for the winter sport. 

Watch the time
Find out what time you can pick up your children at the ski school or daycare and keep your phone handy in case of an emergency.

Book your equipment and lift passes in advance
This will reduce the hassle once you've arrived in the resort. Booking ahead can also save you big bucks. You can check online for a trusted ski vacation packages provider and they can organize your lift passes, accommodations and everything you might need on your getaway.

And finally,

Don't forget you camera
Keep clicking to capture those unforgettable moments on the slopes!

These tips may not guarantee you a 100% problem-free trip, but rest assured that you will deal with less hassle and will have an awesome family ski vacation.

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