Are you planning a holiday in the snow and want to make sure that everyone, especially the little ones, enjoy themselves to the full? Skiing with children is definitely a fun experience. In this article, we give you some practical tips to make your skiing adventure a safe and exciting experience for the whole family.
Skiing with children in Grandvalira
When you decide to ski with children, the most important thing is to choose resorts that offer beginner slopes and ski lessons. If you’re here, this point is already taken care of. Grandvalira has a good structure of slopes to suit all levels. Families are welcome and you’ll find all the services you need, such as schools with specialised instructors for the little ones to learn to ski and circuits for the whole family to have fun. In this article we tell you more about the different options in Grandvalira according to level and age. Remember that it is always best to start with an instructor who will guide the little ones and teach them the technique for their first descents on skis.
Tips for skiing with young children
Going to the snow is very exciting for children and involves constantly experiencing new sensations.
– How they should be dressed
First of all, they should be well equipped so that they don’t get cold, but they shouldn’t get hot either, especially during the warmer winter days. In order for them to go as well as possible, it is preferable to dress them in layers. In this way, they can take off or put on their own clothes according to their temperature. It is advisable for the first layer to be a thermal layer to protect them from the cold. If they are very small, you can consider Velcro pieces, which are easier to adjust.
– Choosing the right equipment
Make sure skis and poles are the right size and boots are comfortable. Don’t forget ski goggles and gloves. The helmet is a very important part of the equipment, as it is a safety measure and is compulsory. You will also need to check the size to choose the right size for your children.
– Safety first
Talk to your children about the importance of knowing the basic rules on the slopes, such as the colours used to indicate the level of each descent, speed control and the importance of being aware of other skiers, as well as the importance of knowing the environment. For this reason, for children who are just starting out, it is a good idea to take group classes or sign them up for snow schools with qualified instructors. It guarantees that they will learn the technique and will give them confidence, and of course they will have fun!
– Make breaks during the day
Don’t forget that skiing is an intense physical activity, so you should take frequent breaks to regain strength on a regular basis. You can take a healthy snack with you or take the opportunity to enjoy the terrace at one of Grandvalira’s restaurants.
After a day on the slopes, continue enjoying the day with the whole family. In Andorra you will find many types of activities for all tastes and suitable for children, such as going to the swimming pool or ice skating at the Palau de Gel, or simply watching a film at the cinema or playing in one of the many playgrounds in the country.
Sleeping at the Hotel del Tarter
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What do you think about going on a skiing holiday with children?