Taking the family on a winter skiing vacation can be a daunting task – sometimes finding a destination that everyone agrees on is the hardest part. Use our ideas below to help you plan your next winter getaway. Hit the Slopes: Family Ski Vacation Quick Guide.
1. Certified Ski Instructor
Many resorts offer a plethora of activities for you and your family. While you are skiing fresh powder, your children can be supervised by a certified ski instructor while enrolled in ski school. After that lesson, you can meet up with them and they will be happy to show you what they learned. When the day ends, be sure to explore the town. Ski towns are notorious for some of the best shopping and fine dining.
2. Ice Skating
If you want to take a day off from skiing to catch your breath, try ice skating, toboggan runs or just sit by a fire with a good book. When it comes time to plan a ski vacation, try to plan at least 5 to 6 months ahead of time. This is when you can find the best deals and you shouldn’t have to worry about the hotel you want to stay in, completely booked. I have found that a little research goes a long way.
3. Special Offer
After you choose your hotel, see if they have any packages or specials available. Most of the time hotels and resorts will offer a bit of a discount on lift tickets and other activities. If a special or package is not available, make sure to buy your lift tickets in bulk to save some money. Try to buy a 3 or 4-day pass versus buying individual tickets each day. Often times, these lift tickets will be good for more than 1 resort in the area. Hit the Slopes: Family Ski Vacation Quick Guide