Skiing with Children: Preparing to Take the Twins Skiing for the First Time

Skiing with Children: Preparing to Take the Twins Skiing for the First Time
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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.

Skiing with Children: Preparing to Take the Twins Skiing for the First Time

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.

Lessons

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:

Thermals

Jacket

Neck Warmer

Boot socks

Suncream

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.

Entertainment

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?

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8 Comments

  1. 28th September 2017 / 8:08 pm

    Ahhh I want to go! It will be such an amazing experience for them and great for them to learn to ski at such a young age so they grow with it. I bet they’ll get the bug! Skiing with children is definitely up there on our list of holiday must-do’s – and December too… snow in December.. & twinkling lights! I’m envious! You’ll have an amazing time! Looking forward to the pics when you’re back!

    • admin
      10th October 2017 / 11:42 am

      I’m nervous and excited in equal measures! Thank you for stopping by lovely. Xx

  2. Amy
    3rd October 2017 / 6:44 pm

    Love love love this post! Wish i could go skiing it’s always been at the top of my bucket list. Interesting to see what’s worth buying and what’s better to hire. Can’t wait to hear how you and the girls get on. Xxx

    • admin
      10th October 2017 / 11:43 am

      Thank you lovely, yes first time round it’s not worth buying all the equipment. But clothing will be needed. We are so excited and it’s guaranteed snow! Hooray! Thank you for stopping by. Xx

  3. 3rd October 2017 / 9:28 pm

    You are going to have so much fun! I used to be an avid snowboarder and have been many times… before baby! Useless skier though.

    Primark do thermal kids vests and really thick boot socks!

    So excited for you and the girls xx

    • admin
      10th October 2017 / 11:44 am

      Good call on the thermals! I was going to go to M&S but TKMaxx is a good shout. Thank you gorgeous. xxx

  4. 4th October 2017 / 9:19 am

    I was literally looking for this post! I really want to take Pops for our birthdays, she is born in December and i’m in January so I’m trying to fit it in if possible. I haven’t booked anything yet, but I am hoping everything works out so that we can go. How did you choose the resort? Which resorts are best with children etc?
    I can’t wait to see what you guys get up to!

    Cyran
    http://corporatestylestory.com

    • admin
      10th October 2017 / 11:45 am

      Ah that would be amazing! Fingers crossed you get to go. My step dad has a place out in France so we are really lucky that we get to stay there but I would still like to try other resorts in the future as long as they enjoy it. I know Mark Warner or Crystal Skiing would be a good place to start! xxx

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