You may have been lucky enough, in your youth, to give skiing a go and you may have enjoyed it so much that you pretty much mastered the moves. All of a sudden, you’re flung into the world of responsibility, with the prospect of a career and family life emerging. The chances of care-free skiing would have been put on hold for a while but as soon as your kids are old enough to don the skis themselves, there’s no reason why you can’t get back on the slopes.

Sure, the concept of safety and the prevention of broken bones will all of a sudden become more serious, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it as much as you used to, with the added bonus of seeing the massive smiles on your children’s face as they ski down the mountain with you.

Put aside any worries and concerns you might have and enjoy the adventure. With ski hire available in all of the popular ski resorts, you don’t have to worry about being ill-equipped and whether you’re completely new to the sport yourself or you’ve dabbled in the art of the snow plough, there will be a resort to suit you and your family.

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Skiing for the first time will undoubtedly include some anxieties but don’t let them put you off. Make sure you pack the right skiwear for you and your children, including plenty of light layers for all of you, that can be removed or added when needed.

Enrol your children in a good, English-speaking ski school so that they can have the best first experiences to help give them the confidence they need to go it alone. Use tuition yourself if you feel you need it.

Most of all, enjoy it! Being able to spend time with the family is a bonus anyway, and sharing memorable experiences with them that they’ll never forget is even better!