Kids first trip to the snow - keep these tips in mind
Taking your kids to the snow for the first time is a thrilling experience for all involved. Whilst it's one of the more exciting experiences to undertake as a family, it can also be quite daunting with so much activity occurring on the mountain.
We've compiled some handy tips to make sure the kids stay safe, keep warm and have the time of their lives.
Make sure your kids have the right snow gear to stay as warm and as dry as possible during their first snow outing because let's face it, they're probably going to spend a fare bit of time on their behinds.
Book A Ski Lesson
Most resorts offer lessons that allow your kids to master the basics and get some confidence on the mountain.
Start on the runs that are not too steep and build up their skill levels and confidence. In Australian resorts these are the Green coloured runs.
Practice falling with your kids. If it is their first time, they will spend a lot of time falling so make sure they know how to do so without hurting their wrists and arms.
Teach your kids to always look up hill before taking off to make sure they launch safely. Always remind them that the lower riders have right of way.
Take breaks, play in the snow and pack some snacks. A day on the mountain can be long and exhausting so keep it light and fun.