You never thought you’d muster enough courage to say it, but you finally managed to tell a friend that your kids are starting to get on your nerves. Their restlessness has become almost unbearable, as their boredom has seemed to reach an all-time high. You seem to have run out of ideas to keep them preoccupied, and you feel that you yourself need a break from it all.
And then it hits you: What could be “cooler” than a ski vacation? There will never be a dull moment when you’re skiing with the family, and your kids will definitely enjoy learning how to ski. Not to mention, you’ll also get that break you’ve been wishing for! If it’s your first time to go on a ski trip, here are things you should keep in mind as you plan for it:
Choose a ski resort. At the onset, you may feel that this task is daunting, but it hardly is so. When picking out a ski resort, consider your needs as a family. Do you want to spend most of your time on the slopes, or do you want to squeeze in some time to just “chill” in the comforts of one of those luxury ski chalets? Are you looking to do activities other than skiing? Also, be sure not to go over your budget.
Get the proper gear. Buy ski clothes, gloves, goggles and hats. When shopping, ask the retailer for advice on what you’ll need when you hit the slopes.
Enlist in ski lessons. They may be a bit pricey, but you and your kids are sure to learn how to ski in a few hours. And the skills they’ll learn, they will carry with them until they grow older.
Skiing with the family is definitely fun and challenging. When you play together, you stay together. Once you finally head home, you’ll realize that all the effort, planning- and spending- was well worth it.