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Family Ski Vacations


Ski vacations are one of the best types of vacations for the whole family to enjoy, and for bringing parents and children closer together. It is a special experience to ski down the slopes with your kids, and then spend quality time in the lodge around the fire or in a hot tub.

If consider a ski vacation with your family there are several things that you need to take into account in your planning - remember even a modicum of planning can help you have a more enjoyable, and more affordable, vacation.
  1. First, think about the location for your ski vacation.

  2. Second, think about the choice of resort at the location. Online research should allow you to assess not only the cost of the package, but also what ski activities are offered, whether ski training/instruction is available (and the quality of such training), etc. You should also check out whether unusual and fun activities that you or your kids might want to try such snowmobiling, tubing, dog-sledding, magic carpet skiing, etc., are available.

  3. Third, think about the dates for your vacation. Obviously, the dates will need to fit in with days that you (and your spouse) can get off work, and when your kids are not in school - but you will also probably want to avoid public holidays, since ski resorts can become very over-crowded then.
Once you have taken into account all of these factors, and investigated the options you are almost ready to choose your final vacation. Before making your final choice however, do make sure that you really have taken everything into account. For example:
  • Do you need to rent or buy ski equipment? Is that in your budget?

  • If the ski resort is at high altitude, have you allowed for one or two days of acclimatization?
Hopefully, this should not sound intimidating. Having a ski vacation with your kids really should be a fun experience that will be a treasured memory for you all your family. The point of planning - is that by careful planning, you can ensure that it will be!


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