Here’s a list of the essential things that you can’t forget if you go skiing with the little ones.
A day in the snow can be a wonderful getaway to do with your family, as children especially enjoy it. Wether with the sleigh, with the skis or even with the snowboard, fun is guaranteed for the kids.
However, it is easy for a day of joy and carelessness to be ruined if you forget something essential at home. Therefore, we have prepared a list of things that you can not forget so you can check that you have everything important before leaving home. At the end of the article, you’ll find a check-list so you can make sure that you have everything.
1. Water and food:
Keeping in mind that it will be a long and intense day, it is important to make sure that children stay hydrated.
Taking something to eat is also convenient. It’s best to carry snacks in your pockets in case someone gets hungry on the slopes.
2. Sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm:
As you know, the sun affects us with special intensity when we are in the snow because it reflects it. Make sure to wear sunglasses or goggles, depending on how cold the day is or according to your preferences.
Keep in mind that you have to replace the sunscreen at least every hour, depending on its protection factor. A good lip balm with sun protection will also protect that area and keep the lips hydrated.
A moisturizer can help repair dry skin after spending all day out in the open.
3. Warm and waterproof clothes and gloves:
Don’t forget to get the kids to wear warm waterproof clothes for the snow, so they don’t catch a cold throughout the day. It’s best to dress them in layers, starting with long-sleeved underwear, as it will prevent them from getting snow on the inside and give them the possibility to adapt their clothing as it becomes more or less cold. For feet, good wool socks.
To protect them from the cold and the wind, it’s better to have too many layers tan to have too little, because they can always be removed. The last layer will be made out of ski pants and a waterproof but warm coat.
Remember to protect their head and their neck with a hat and a scarf or panties. Avoid scarves if the children are going to ride in a sleigh, for their safety. They can also wear earmuffs. Gloves that are not waterproof will become a useless piece as soon as the little ones touch the snow, so avoid them.
4. Replacement clothing:
No matter how precautious you are, it is likely that, after a long day in the snow, everyone Will need to change their clothes because they’re wet, humid or simply, so it Will be necessary to change them with clean and dry clothes. It’s crucial to make sure that children change them to avoid getting a cold.
5. Suitable equipment:
It is really important that their skis and poles (if they ski), helmet and boots are their size to avoid injury or discomfort. If you have the equipment already at home, don’t forget to make sure that everything fits them well before leaving.
It is especially recommended for the little ones. You can rent it at the ski resort itself or buy one. Be careful with the area where they use it, since using it in areas that are not allowed for sledding can put their safety at risk.
7. Documents and ski passes:
This is the typical essential thing that can be forgotten by an oversight. Make sure to take their ID card or similar and their passport / visa if you’re going abroad. Take as well the health card and the ski passes, if you’ve already bought them.
8. Sports camera:
If you are one of those people who like to have souvenir photos of any special day, don’t forget to take a sports camera with a waterproof case to avoid accidentes. Taking pictures with your cell phone can be a mess with the gloves and all the snow around you. The GoPro cameras are the most famous sports cameras, but you can find similar ones which are much more affordable, both to take pictures and to film.
Now that we’ve explained everything, here’s a check-list so you can make sure you have everything before leaving home.
– Sunglasses / goggles
– Sun cream
– Lip balm with sun protection
– Waterproof clothing
– Waterproof gloves
– Replacement clothing
– Earmuffs (optional)
– Scarf or neckie
– Skis, poles, helmet and ski boots (if you are not going to rent them at the resort)
– Documents: ID / passport / visa and health card
– Ski passes (if you have previously purchased them)
– Sports camera