Planning a family ski vacation in winter is not easy, but once you decide on your destination, the rest will easily fall into place. If you plan two months in advance, you will increase your chances of finding the best flights and accommodation. In this article, we will give you some useful tips to help you plan the perfect ski trip for winter vacation.
Decide on a destination
Once you have determined the dates, the number of people you will travel with, and what your individual experience levels are, start surfing the internet to find the best ski resorts. If you are skiing for the first time and are traveling with your family, or if you have young children, be sure to choose a resort that has beginner ski areas with open terrain that is not too crowded. Ask if they have special lifts that are easily accessible and safe for children. Many ski resorts offer cheap deals during off-peak periods, which generally include accommodation, lift tickets, classes, and equipment rental.
Decide a date
Take your time when setting your vacation dates. Planning a successful ski trip means you have to try to avoid the crowds, and although most of us depend on our children’s school holidays, December and other high season dates will be the busiest and most expensive periods for travel and accommodation. Browse the internet to find the best travel deals or vacation packages for the whole family.
Look for ski equipment and clothes
Although you will not find too many stores that sell equipment and ski clothing, there are some that can save you a lot of money, instead of renting them at your destination, where you will pay much higher prices. Be sure to pack some clothes for post-skiing activities and other outings such as shopping or field trips. You should be sure to bring swimsuits in addition to slippers when you are staying at a resort with a pool or spa.
Develop a family itinerary
Planning ahead and programming activities will be very useful. Activities at night, as well as where you will get your meals, are good things to plan ahead. The most popular ski resorts will be fully booked, so making a reservation before you arrive is a good idea. It is good to note that most children get tired easily after just a few hours skiing, while teens will want to keep going from the first thing in the morning until it starts to get dark, so planning is recommended. For example, you can enroll your young children in a camp to keep them engaged in various activities while the adults and adolescents of the group can ski for days and days.
Taking a ski trip in winter can bring lots of fun for the whole family, and with a little preparation, your children will learn to love the experience of hitting the slopes again and again. Don’t forget to take the camera to capture those unforgettable moments and you’ll be able to appreciate them for years to come.