10 May 2019
Nervous about taking young kids to the snow for the first time? It’s a magnificent experience for the whole family – and there is plenty to do for the little ones! Here are some tips for heading to the New South Wales Snowy Mountains.
1. Bundle up
We’re sure you don’t need to be told this twice – but snow is cold. Jindabyne is cold. Plan your layers and bring several. You can’t go wrong with good quality thermals and gloves. Best to avoid any sniffly noses and complaints with warm jackets and sweaters appropriate for the snow!
2. Bring sunscreen
While it may be cold, that doesn’t mean you can’t get sunburnt. The sun will hit you both directly and through reflection. Bring enough sunscreen for the trip, and apply every day, to avoid a goggle tan!
3. Stay hydrated!
While it isn’t 40 degrees of dry heat every day, it’s easy to forget to have a sip from your water bottle. But don’t be fooled – the snow around you doesn’t mean you’re hydrated! Regularly drink water in order to avoid dehydration, sick kids, and exhaustion.
4. Check out the kids’ activities
We definitely recommend lessons for the kids, a fun and safe environment with qualified instructors who will have your family skiing together in no time. Each resort have their own child specific programs; Thredboland, Perisher’s Kids Ski Program, and Charlotte Pass’ Kosi Kids Club are all designed to keep your kids busy and having fun in the snow.
5. Take breaks
Going up and down those mountains, chasing after young children, and the cold alone will exhaust you. Relax. As the sun comes down early, its best to follow suit into your cabin for some well-deserved rest. Cosy in your cabin under the electric heater, play board games with the family, or head into the town of Jindabyne for a meal. It’s a holiday, after all.