Winter Sports and The Family
You know itâ€™s that time again â€“ ski season is in full swing in the Northeast. I know, I hear it everywhere and I am sure you do tooâ€¦.. â€œweâ€™ve got to get the kids on skis,â€Â We finally did last week.Â
But a word of warning:Â Rent skis and test out the terrain before you make a commitment to purchase a whole ensemble for young kids and the family because I am sure you have heardâ€¦â€¦.it can get really expensive.Â You know how fickle little 6 year olds can be!Â So drumroll pleaseâ€¦..here are a few tips for surviving the winter ski season with young kids.
Rent equipment and head to a local ski hill.Â Check out your own backyard before you head to a monstrous mountain as young kids who are first starting out wonâ€™t be hitting the trails but sticking to the bunny slope!Â One such resource (https://skiing.alpinezone.com/resorts.htm), can help you navigate.
Pack a healthy snack or lunch so kids have their bellies full before they head out on the slopes.Â You mean you havenâ€™t tried Lands End lunch bags (https://www.landsend.com/ix/girls-clothing/Girls/Backpacks-Bags-Lunch-Boxes/index.html?seq=1~2~3&catNumbers=400~491&visible=1~2~1&store=le&sort=Recommended&tab=4) they are really cute and functional!
There is a bag for everything. We all know kids should carry their own equipment but letâ€™s face it after a few hours of skiing a three year old can get pretty cranky.Â My husband developed a system.Â Gloves, goggles and headsocks stuffed into helmets in one bag. Skiâ€™s boots in another (when they are so young the skis are so tiny they can have their own bag.Â Â I was checking out go ski (https://www.goski.com/gear/Bags_Luggage/Ski_Boot_Bags.html) the other day and they do have quite a selection!