This year, I finally managed to take the kids camping. I took Syd on her own first, and then my friend and I took Sam and the dogs. It was definitely a learning curve, but I know what worked and what didn’t now. With that in mind, I have been considering planning our first ski break. The kids both love snow, but they (like me) have absolutely zero idea how to ski.

Planning our first ski break

I’ve never been skiing in my life, but I’m willing to give it a go. I’d love to take the kids to Lapland to see Santa, and maybe time that trip with some time on the slopes. If we go, I’ll need to keep the budget low though, and the trip will only be short.

I was looking at the Simply Hike website at camping gear last week, and noticed they have a section on ski gear. This got me thinking about the price of equipment. It looks like if you’re going skiing, you have two choices. Hire it as part of your trip (at a hefty price), or take your own. This will definitely mean my budget is stretched.

Ski Lessons

The other thing I figured was that we’d probably need lessons in advance. We’ve got a real snow indoor ski place nearby, so could have a lesson or two there too – Assuming we go ahead with the plan. I guess it makes sense to see if we can remain upright on our skis before taking the plunge? Planning our first ski break is definitely more expensive than I expected.

Something else holding me back is both kids are really sensitive to the cold. (As is hubby). I suspect we’d all be happier inside a log cabin, looking out at the snow with a mug of cocoa and a warm fire.

What Next?

I think before we book, the sensible thing to do would be to have a few trips to the local indoor slope and see how we all get on. With any luck, we will be able to see how we find it and decide whether or not to take the plunge and book planning our first ski break.

Have you had a family ski holiday? How was it? Did your kids enjoy themselves?

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