It’s great to share your love of skiing with your kids. It can be a bit scary for both you and your kids on their first ski trip, but with these tips, you will have a safe and memorable family trip.
Try your best to be honest without adding to your kids’ worries.
Setting your children’s expectations will help them know what they’ll encounter during the trip. You can be honest about the Vail being cold and how skiing can be tricky at first. You can share funny stories with your kids of how you tripped or fell when you were still learning to ski. This will make them less anxious about falling and will make them less embarrassed when they do fall. You can also tell them exciting stories of how fun skiing can be and other activities that can be done in the Vail. That way, they will look forward to the trip more than be anxious about it.
Consider enrolling your children in skiing classes.
Professional instructors have a lot of experience teaching young children. They can teach your kids skiing basics or starting tips that you may have already forgotten, or do not know how to explain. Being in a skiing class can also put your kids in a situation where they will be learning with children their age. This can encourage them to progress when they see that having difficulties at the start is normal.
Dress them properly and get them the right gear.
Remember that children are less tolerant to cold than adults. Mittens are better than gloves at keeping hands warm. The first layer of your children’s clothes has to be thermals instead of cotton. Don’t forget ski socks and bring along hand and toe warmers just in case. Don’t forget to pack some winter snow boots for your kids for when you stroll around the village.
You can rent instead of buying gear because at the rate children grow, they’ll only be wearing their gear for one season.
Here at American Ski Exchange, we provide the best gear for your family. Visit us today so that we can attend to your children’s skiing needs. As the best shop for ski rentals in Vail, you can be sure that with us a memorable ski trip awaits.