Family Ski Holiday In Australia
A family ski holiday is always a great idea because the whole family will enjoy themselves. On other activity holidays you often find that kids and adults are separated, but with skiing you can enjoy it as a family because age doesn’t play a part.
Over the last few years Australia has really upped their game by making their resorts more family focussed. The results have been fantastic; there are top class ski schools, kids clubs and lots of activities off the slopes too. If you do your research then you may even find some resorts such as Perisher who offer kids free ski passes and equipment hire.
The best thing parents can do is put their kids in ski schools at least a few mornings during a week long holiday. This will keep everyone happy, safe and make sure that your kids are learning the basics for future trips. For the really young kids from 3-5 the ski schools are really a mix of an intro to skiing and babysitting, the older kids 6-14 will spend most of their time on the slopes with their teacher. When we were in the Perisher valley the kids didn’t want to come with us in the afternoon because they were having way too much fun with their new found friends in ski school.
In the Southern Hemisphere their ski season runs from June to Mid October. That is perfect for my family because we’re able to go skiing during the school summer holidays.
Choosing a Resort
Our only experience has been at Perisher, so that’s what I’m going to tell you about. We did a lot of research before booking and this resort kept getting rave reviews on all the websites we looked at. There are 7 fantastic mountains here all with their own qualities. Our kids really enjoyed the snow tube park when we had a day away from skiing, they seemed to have as much fun skiing as they did with all of the extra activities on offer. Perisher is ideal for kids because most of the runs are set up for beginner to intermediate skiers.
The ski school is also top notch, they divide the kids in to two groups, 3-4 years old and 5-14 years old. They took great care of our little ones, and we’ll definitely be going back mainly because of the school.