When is a good age for children to start skiing?

So, you’ve had to take a couple of years out from your skiing holidays because you’ve started a family or had a new addition. Those exciting days on the piste seem oh so far away, as do those often more exciting apres-ski evenings! When will you ever get back to ploughing through virgin powder; racing down the Black run; or hopping through the mogul fields? Well, the simple answer to that is, whenever you can get your child safely onto…

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All Skiers should Snowboard

Calm down and clean up the coffee you just spluttered everywhere; I don’t mean permanently. What I’m referring to is more like just having a go at it. Not with a view to convert to the “dark side”, but at the risk of another contentious statement, to understand them better. After all, like it or not, we share the mountains with them. THE LIMITATIONS OF SNOWBOARDING Some skiers here will spout something facetious, like “skis go faster”. That’s not really…

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Ten tips for your first family ski trip

Kids ski holidays

Taking your kids skiing for the first time is all but guaranteed to be the best holiday of their lives. However, organising all the essentials and your child throwing regular spanners in the works can leave you tearing your hair out. Follow these simple guidelines to ensure you are as fully prepared as possible. 1: BEG, BORROW OR HIRE Children outgrow clothes in a matter a months. What do you think will happen to expensive ski gear? Unless you are…

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