TOP TIPS FOR SKIING WITH CHILDREN
5th December 2019
Last modified on January 7th, 2020
Our friends over at Maison Sport have been at it again. Offering straight advice on topics relevant to all skiers & snowboarders.
1. Be patient
They might pick it up straight away, but there is a good chance that they will spend the first couple of hours mainly on their bottoms.
But after a few lessons, they will be gliding across the slopes in no time.
2. Bring snacks
Pack a few little extra snacks in your child’s pockets, or make sure to have plenty in your backpack if you are accompanying them on the slopes.
A few chocolates or sweets will give them a much-needed energy boost at some point during the lesson.
3. Dress them appropriately
Take plenty of warm clothes when you go skiing with kids as young children can be particularly sensitive to the cold – they also enjoy playing in the snow.
Clothing should include; a thermal layer on the top and bottom, a fleece layer and then an insulated + waterproof ski jacket and trousers.
An insider tip for young children – buy them mittens instead of standard gloves, they’re far easier to put on.
4. Stay hydrated
You’d be surprised how much water is needed to stay hydrated whilst out on the slopes, children often get so into their skiing they don’t want to stop for a break.
Encourage the odd stop and make sure they have some water, as well as hot chocolate.
5. Enrol Them in Lessons
Having the right ski instructor for your child is really important.
On Maison Sport you get to choose from a huge variety of independent instructors, all with verified reviews.
This allows you to make an informed decision on who is best suited for you and your child.
Maison Sport is a company that connects people wanting lessons to instructors, without going through a traditonal ski school.
Read all about the company here: The New Way to Book Your Ski Teacher
We have been sharing a number of articles written by the guys and girls over at Maison Sport and will continue to do so across the winter:
And if you are looking for a stocking filler for the kids htis winter…
Jacobs Adventures is a children’s book aimed at 4 to 8 year-olds which is guaranteed to bring extra excitement in the build-up to a child’s first ski holiday.
Written by the founders of Maison Sport.
They have used their experience of ski teaching and love for the sport to create a book that will increase the chances of a successful and enjoyable ski holiday for young children.
The book features illustrations and descriptions of various key techniques the children will learn during their first lesson, in a subtle and exciting way.
It also aims to show how much of an adventure the children will go on during their holiday, taking away some of the unknowns that can make the experience daunting for a child.
We hope that by taking away some of the unknowns and increasing their motivation to ski, children will progress much faster and enjoy the whole experience a lot more.
The idea is that the book is bought pre-holiday and read in the run-up to departure and with any luck, the young readers of the book will eventually share the same passion for the sport we have at Maison Sport.
It can be purchased via jacobsadventures.com or on Amazon for £7.99.