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Throughout winter, many families from across the World take to the slopes in Europe, Canada and other popular skiing destinations. There is a lot to be said for this fun packed family vacation which appeals to millions every year. What makes skiing such a wonderful family activity though? Let’s take a look at just some of the many reasons.
Skiing is Healthy and Active
Some family holidays are all about relaxing by the pool and consuming all you can eat at the all-inclusive buffet. When you get back from these vacations however, you could find yourself feeling a bit guilty about the lack of activities your family got to enjoy.
Skiing is an extremely healthy and active sport, which ensures you have a real purpose for the family during your vacation. Every morning you get the joys of having your breakfast cooked for you (in catered chalets) and then you can pop on your skis and hit the slopes.
The great thing about skiing is that it doesn’t feel like you are consciously being healthy or active, as you will all be having so much fun doing it! It’s not like a fitness boot camp where you are put through rigorous exercise every day, skiing is much calmer and relaxed.
It is not just skiing which is great for your body though! You can give any other of the snow sports a go such as snowboarding which is brilliant for working out the thigh and calf muscles. You can then treat yourself to a slap up dinner when you get in from the cold and not feel guilty about it.
Children Love Ski Vacations
You may have found that taking children to museums and churches in Prague doesn’t quite have the
same excitement element to it as skiing. Younger children especially don’t want to lounge around on a beach sunning themselves and would much prefer to be doing something.
With a skiing holiday, they will have a whole range of activities at their fingertips. Those that have never been skiing before can spend their first few days being taught by professional coaches and instructors. Then they will have the rest of the vacation to show off their new skills.
The best thing about this is that by the end of the day they’ll be exhausted! This means you can call up a local babysitter and hit the local scene and restaurants. They’ll be fast asleep all the way ’til morning when they throw on their boots and get ready to get back out there!
Skiing is Fun for Adults too
It is not just about the children when it comes to skiing holidays, as adults can have a whole host of fun too. There will be plenty of other like-minded people in a ski resort which will ensure you make some lasting friends. You may even organise a trip to see them again the year after.
Skiing is all about the entertainment around the resorts, as much as it is the sport itself. You will find a whole range of shops, bars, restaurants and even nightclubs for when you’re bored of whizzing down hills.
Of course, if you’ve never been skiing before then there will be just as much help for you as there will be for the little ones. You can find yourself getting up to par in no time at all! This is great for those worried about making a fool of themselves on the slopes.
Skiing with the family is wonderful family activity for so many reasons! It gives the family a chance to bond together in a way that no other holiday would. It is also a really great way of being active and healthy without feeling like you are!
Children and adults will find a whole host of things to do on a skiing holiday, that don’t just involve wearing skis! There will be plenty of entertainment that caters for every age range, situated right in the ski resort itself. Now all you need to do is book your tickets!
This guest post was written by Rebecca Walton who loves a skiing holiday herself.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.