18 LESSONS LEARNED FROM OUR FIRST FAMILY SKI TRIP
We’re a family that typically chases the sun. Any kind of adventure in warm humid weather brings a sense of living a good life. Which is why it’s taken me 45 years to embrace something new: skiing in freezing cold temperatures on our first family ski trip, to Idaho!
It’s probably been the best adventure we’ve had yet as a family. So if you’re considering skiing for the first time, here are some things you want to know before your first family ski vacation.
We’re happy to share the lessons we learned from our ski trip that helped us have an amazing time.
Get There a Day Earlier.
If time and budget allow, arrive a day earlier before your skiing begins. Even if it means you stay in the town outside of the ski resort village.That gave us the afternoon to explore Schweitzer Mountain Resort and get our bearings, sort out our ski rentals, take photos and videos. This will also give you a day’s buffer in case of any flight delays due to winter storms.
Leave a Day Later
We enjoyed having a day of doing nothing after five days of skiing. We could sleep in and move slowly through the day to give our body time to recover..
Having the right clothes to keep you warm and dry while you are out on the slopes will help to define a “best family ski trip ever” experience. Feeling cold to me is as painful as the ancient water drip torture method. Our biggest priority on this ski trip was to ensure we had the right ski apparel.
Consider Visiting at the Beginning of Spring
It is outside of peak time, so less crowded, there is still plenty of snow around (to be honest, as newbies we didn’t really know the difference between the powders and how much of it), and the weather is much warmer!
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