4 tips to help prepare your kid for his first ski holiday

November 30, 2016
  • 1. Make sure he is dressed right
    1 / 4 1. Make sure he is dressed right

    Your kid should wear warm, practical clothing, and snug but comfortable, good-quality ski boots, says Karin Rosler, head of marketing, hotels, at Rocks Resort.

    And don’t forget to apply a high-SPF sunblock on his face and hands.

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  • 2. Select the right-sized gear
    2 / 4 2. Select the right-sized gear

    His skis should be the right size – his instructor will be able to help him select the best pair.

    Helmets and goggles are also recommended. Make sure that these are designed for skiers.

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  • 3. Remind him that it is okay to fall
    3 / 4 3. Remind him that it is okay to fall

    Falling – usually more than once – is to be expected. All that matters is that he picks himself up and enjoys the activity, Karin reminds.

    Related: Travelling safely for families 

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  • 4. Know what a basic lesson entails
    4 / 4 4. Know what a basic lesson entails

    He will first learn to get used to being on skis, before learning how to ride and brake in the snow, Karin says.

    Once he’s mastered these skills, he will learn how to make turns, and then attempt to make his first descent in a safe area of the mountain.

    Related: Winter clothes for kids 

    (Photos: 123RF.com)

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