Planning a Ski Trip With Your Family on New Year’s Day
Don’t let another New Year’s Day pass you by without planning something special for your family. New Year’s Day is a great time to spend with everyone together since you may have the day off of work and the children are out of school. It’s good to actually plan something for the day, otherwise it will probably go by with everyone in front of the television. One good way to spend the day together is to head off to the ski slopes.
Skiing is a great choice for the family because the ski slopes will typically be less crowded on New Year’s Day, as many people sleep in and then spend the day around the house, resting up from their parties. If you despise skiing when the slopes are busy and the tow ropes are crammed with people, New Year’s Day may be a great time for everyone to enjoy time on the hill. You can also spend time inside the chalet or club, sipping tea in front of the fire.
It’s also a good time to go skiing with the family because everyone is home and you have a chance to spend that day with each other. Often families complain that they don’t have a chance to spend time with the children, but then when the holidays come around, they all go their own separate ways or spend the time at home but in their own pursuits. Skiing is a good way for the family to be together in a sport they all love, and it gets you out of the house and keeps you active over the winter holiday.
If your children don’t ski, this can be a good time to give them lessons. Purchase or rent skis in their size and start with some cross-country exercises so they get accustomed to balancing. Help your child by holding him or her when they first start out on skis, but let them get accustomed to ski poles. Encourage them to stand up straight so they can balance better.
To make your ski day even more special, plan a nice evening for everyone after skiing. Choose something they’ll love for dinner even if it’s pizza or friend chicken. Let them pick a movie you’ll all watch at night or a board game you’ll play. You might even pack a nice lunch you can enjoy at the ski slopes, if permissible. It’s important to make an entire day of skiing rather than just heading out for a few hours so you can spend as much time as possible with your children during this one day you all have off from work and school.