Sun on your face, fresh powdery snow, ski lifts calling - ski-ing for kids
Although it may seem hard to compete with a glorious beach-based summer holiday to soem sun-worshippers, you may be surprised to learn that lots of families have just as good a time when they opt for a skiing break. Whilst it is true that you can probably find a great destination to ski no matter what season we are experiencing, there is something rather special about getting away from the drudgery during our winter and bringing the kids along for this wonderful snow-based break!
Okay, lazing on the beach or by the hotel pool may be an excellent way to chill out during the summer but why not step up the family interaction and actually do something a little more challenging instead? This is the reason why more families than ever are donning skis and heading off down the piste together in 2014. As well as enjoying some of the most stunning scenery that you will ever come across, skiing holidays are all about bonding and learning new and exciting skills. Europe and America are full of family-friendly ski resorts that would absolutely love to have your company this winter. No matter how old your children may be, there will be a ski resort that is perfect for your own requirements.
When it comes to booking a skiing holiday for you and your family, there are so many options that it may be an idea to narrow down your preferences before taking a look. The age of your children could have a real bearing on where you end up visiting and there are plenty of online guides to help you decide on the best options. If your children are just about old enough to pull on their own skis you will probably be best off checking out resorts with full training and supervised slopes. Nursery slopes are usually the order of the day but most resorts will also have a myriad of more difficult skiing terrains thrown into the mix. Simply Morzine offers luxury ski-chalets where all abilities will be challenged – and offer alternative activities to keep the kids busy throughout the day. Once you choose your ideal resort you can start planning the whole trip with your excited kids.
Nearer to Home?
If you don’t have the budget to stretch to a French, Swiss or Austrian extravaganza, you can choose instead to head up to Bonny Scotland and you won’t even need your passport. Ben Nevis and a few other peaks are usually snowbound for at least 3 or 4 months of the year. Aviemore is a fantastic resort with hotels in abundance - and Natural Retreats have taken over the management of the Caringorm Mountain with lots of activities and improvements scheduled, inlcuding a nursery slope for would be ski-ers. Just choose a resort that caters for your lovely kids and get ready for a winter break like none before! And if you know of one that we shoudl be highlighting do get in touch