It doesn’t seem that long ago since the school summer holidays, but it’s still not too early to start looking at holiday deals for the family.

If you’re looking for an activity break, there are some limitations to what you can do, but skiing can be a great way to stay fit and active, and children as young as three can take to the slopes.

Here are some tips on preparing for a skiing holiday:

1. Start sensibly and build on your skills
If you and your family have never been skiing before, it’s a good idea to to take a taster session on dry slopes or in a snow dome before you shell out on your holiday tickets. It will also give you a chance to see how your children take to it.

2. Get the right clothing
Children get grumpy when they’re uncomfortable – and being cold and uncomfortable is not a good mix. Be sure to get some good quality kids snow boots. Padding out in heavy coats won’t always do the trick – kids snow suits are perfect for little nippers who want to get down and dirty, without the fear of snow creeping into their clothes.

3. Pocket money
With older children, there are often separate sessions and classes, so be sure to give them pocket money, so they can buy a hot or cold drink during breaks with their instructor.

4. Look for a child-friendly ski resort
Some people forget that they were once children, or they just don’t like other people’s children. It’s a sad fact of life, so make sure your designated ski resort is family friendly.

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