How to Ski With Kids

How to Ski With Kids
Kids love thrills and always jump at the chance to play in the snow. Skiing offers ample doses of both. A skiing vacation is a fun and invigorating way to bond with your children. And after a day of playing on the slopes, your kids are sure to be tired enough to fall right to sleep!


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Ski jackets Ski pants Warm hats Goggles Gloves Mittens Safety helmets Ski boots Skis
  • Ski jackets
  • Ski pants
  • Warm hats
  • Goggles
  • Gloves
  • Mittens
  • Safety helmets
  • Ski boots
  • Skis
Step 1
Find a ski resort targeted toward families with children. It should have a bunny slope for inexperienced kids. If you plan on staying there, you may want to find a resort with a game room or other activities your kids will enjoy.
Step 2
Obtain appropriate ski gear for your kids. They should have ski jackets and ski pants, warm hats, goggles and gloves or mittens. If it is their first time skiing or your kids are young, consider having them wear safety helmets as well.
Step 3
Check the weather before you hit the slopes and don't leave if it looks likely to turn bad. Inclement winter weather is particularly dangerous for kids and the risks aren't worth a few hours of skiing.
Step 4
Sign your kids up for ski classes if they are new to the sport. You may even wish to hire a private ski tutor for your kids to show them the ropes.
Step 5
Spend time with your kids. If one parent wants to try a challenging slope, arrange to have the other stay with the children. It will be a better family bonding experience and it will keep your kids safe.

Article Written By Isaiah David

Isaiah David is a freelance writer and musician living in Portland, Ore. He has over five years experience as a professional writer and has been published on various online outlets. He holds a degree in creative writing from the University of Michigan.

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