If you have already experienced diving, sightseeing, scuba diving, trekking, ballooning, you might be wondering what next now. You would be looking for something that pulls you out of your regular schedule and offers you the much needed excitement back in life. It is at this moment that you think of a break in the snow. This can be a great experience, but if you are new to skiing you need not worry but take certain steps that can offer you an exciting experience.
Begin by choosing the right ski resort
Look for the slopes, they not only appeal to the younger lot but can offer great learning grounds for the beginners. When you are out there skiing, residing in the resorts close to the skiing grounds can offer you a feeling of joy. One will not lose time on travelling to and fro from their hotels to the skiing place.
Selecting Ski resorts when you are with the family
When you are out there to ski resorts with toddlers and babies, you need to look out for the resorts that have the day care facilities. There are many resorts with ‘snow garden’ and nursery slopes which allow the children to enjoy the snow in a protected environment. There are many which offer creche for the babies that enable the parents to enjoy skiing without worrying about their children.
What to do when teenagers are with you
Teenagers in the age group 13 to 20 years are often the ones who are neglected. They are often left with no choice but to visit the same adult ski school where their parents go. However, ski resort owners are fast catching up with the recent trends and one can find separate snow zone clubs for the teenagers as well.
The world is divided when it comes to the rules governing the skiing schools and the facilities offered there. While in the Europe, the drinking age limit has been set to 18 years there are a lot of resorts which continue offering it to the teenagers. However when it comes to USA, the upper age limit is set to 21 years and is strictly adhered to. Those of you who are parents and look for ways to distract your children from hitting the bottle early, should look for the ski resorts which have a lot of other activities on offer to keep the teenagers involved.
Ski lifts and the nursery slopes- Be vigilant
Getting in the ski boots may look to be an easy affair for those who are regulars. However for those who are beginners walking a few steps with the boots on can be a painful experience in the slopes. It can be equally difficult or even more difficult for the kids when it comes to taking a long schlep to the lifts.
Compare costs and ask for discounts for the children
Switzerland offers attractive discounts when it comes to the lift passes for the children up to the age of 14 and a half. France offers free lift passes for the children below the age of 5 years and there are a lot of resorts which offer free lift passes to the beginners of all age groups.
Whether to go for the specialist ski company or the beginners in the business
When it comes to picking the ski companies suitable for you, it is more of a gamble selecting the ones which are smaller in size, guarantee multiple services and shout at the top of the voice for the best services and ski lessons for all in the family.
If you have planned your holidays well in advance there are great chances of saving some money for yourself. However, if you face a situation where you need to add an additional member to the plan , you should be ready to take the increase in the charges.