December sees us go away for the girls first skiing holiday and we are uber super duper excited. Already they have been to Gran Canaria, Wales, Devon and Lanzarote – Lanzarote was back in July and now we head out to France for skiing this Christmas.
For anyone that knows me, will know that I love everything about Christmas; even more so since having the girls. I just love being able to take them places and experience the full essence of Christmas. It is probably the happiest time of year right?
We will be doing lots of activities to the run up to Christmas as we can’t really take loads of presents to the apartment, so I will just take a few little things with me for them to open. But we love experiences such as Lapland UK which we visited last year. We had such an incredible time and the girls still talk about it to this day. It really was truly magical day.
Skiing with children is going to be a new experience for us and I wanted to put together this post as a way of getting myself organised. Force me into getting everything prepared now rather than later, so here’s my plan.
I’m not talking the girls to any skiing lessons before hand. My step dad will be teaching them and I’ll be helping on the nursery slopes. It just might take some coaxing as it’ll all be new but once they get going they will love it. The same happened with swimming but as soon as they see everyone else enjoy it, they gain more confidence.
Clothing and Equipment
There are a few extra things to get for the trip but they did get ski mittens and ski sunglasses/googles for their birthday.
Next on the list is:
Ski Boots – we will hire
Skis and Poles – we will hire
Helmet – we will hire
Hiring is ideal for first time skiing as they might not take to it and it will take a few attempts to get to grips with it. Plus you really need to know you will go more than once or twice a year to make the most of investing in new equipment.
So whilst we will be busy most mornings, the resort we are on has lots to offer.
There is also an indoor pool heated to 28°C which the girls will love so I will make sure I pack their swimwear. Plus, for the grown ups there is a spa area with bubbling baths and jet stream.
I’ll also take colouring in books, iPad for films and books and card games.
There’s also an Ice Cave with Sculptures I want to take the girls to and they also have day care but I don’t think we will need that. The week will be jammed packed.
We will be taking some Piccolo Oraganic Food Pouches with us for snacks. The girls love them for something quick and healthy to eat. They aren’t yogurt fans so these are great on the go or at home.
French Alps, here we come!
Have you taken your children skiing? Where do you go and what’s your best tip?