Many families from across the World take to the slopes in Europe, Canada, and other popular skiing destinations throughout winter. 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. However, when you get back from these vacations, 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, ensuring 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 being consciously healthy or active because it is fun. 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 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 steak dinner when you get in from the cold and not feel guilty about it.
Skiing is Fun for Adults too
It is not just about the children when it comes to skiing trips, 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 organize 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, spas, bars, restaurants, and even nightclubs for when you're bored of whizzing downhills. Visit websites like Bluehouse Skis to get an idea of what ski resorts in your area offer.
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.
Children Love Ski Vacations
You may have found that taking children to museums and landmarks doesn't quite have the same exciting element as skiing. Younger children especially don't want to just sit there and listen to tour guides; they'd much prefer to be doing something.
With a skiing vacation, 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 'til morning when they throw on their boots and get ready to get back out there!Ski vacations are some of the best family trips out there. Keep reading to learn what makes them so special! Click To Tweet
As you can see, skiing with the family is a fantastic activity for so many reasons! It gives the family a chance to bond together in a way that no other trip would.
It is also a great way of being active and healthy without feeling like you are. Have fun out there!
The Stepford wife
We have two girls, born in two years, so it has been a while since the last time hubby and I went skiing, but last year, we bought ski equipment for the older daughter, who was then just 2,5years old (still had a pacifier in her mouth) and she was absolutely thrilled with skiing, of course she didn-t want to go home when it was time to. She keeps asking when are we going again. Very looking forward to go skiing, all the four of us!
Wow. I can’t imagine my 3 year skiing. I can’t even go down a hill without falling unless it’s a bunny slope lol. I guess I will never know until I let them try.
The Stepford wife
well, our older daughter is very dextreous, ever since she started walking- she made her first steps when she was only 10 months old, so skiing turned out so natural to her.
Which does not mean her mum is like that – I started skiing when I was 22, which is very late, so I still feel like a beginner. The younger is now 21 months old, also being very dextreous, so we’ll see next year will she like it the same way. Of course, we do not intend to force anythhing. If it turns out she doesn-t like skiing, she can go walking with her clumsy mum.
That’s so great skiing came natural to your daughter. I bet kids pick it up easier than adult since they are little sponges. I hope that true if I ever get my kids to try it cause lord knows I’m not very good at it at all.
I have never tried skiing but have been to the snow once and would love to go again.
I’ve been twice. I pretty much just fall the whole time.
Skiing is probably a really great activity for your family. I don’t know how to Ski & I don’t think I ever want to learn I think it’s dangerous from my point of view, but if you enjoy it than go for it. I love tubing instead 🙂
Tubing is fun too! I like to try to ski but can’t quite get it going down the hills. I get too scared and make myself fall.
Boy does this bring back memories. When I was little, up until I left for college. My family would always go on a skiing trip between Christmas and New Years. This reminds me of those amazing times and how I miss them. 🙂
That must of really been fun for you! How young were you when you first went? I might have to take my oldest sometime.
I believe I was around 9. My brothers were 8 & 4 and became expert skiers. 🙂
Wow. That’s young. I don’t know if my 6 year old would take to it that well.