There is nothing more exhilarating than hitting the slopes in the winter! Skiing is not only fun but it’s also great in so many ways for you and your little adventurers.
Learning to ski as a child is the best time to start – little ones usually have no fear of trying new things and quickly take up the snow bug. Here is why skiing is great for your children (and why you should consider a family ski holiday this year).
Skiing builds confidence and increases body awareness. Accomplishing a goal and learning a new skill will make your children feel proud and confident. There’s nothing better than making it down the slope without falling!
2) Great exercise
Skiing is super fun but it’s also a fantastic exercise. It’s great for keeping your children fit and happy and enhances cardiovascular health. It also improves flexibility and strength and overall well-being. Children will move their bodies, explore and learn new things without even realising they are working out! Plus, being physically active will help little skiers sleep better.
3) Better mood
Skiing is a really good workout and we all know that exercise improves mood and is great for mental health. Active children are happy children!
4) Balance and coordination
Skiing requires balance and coordination. Little skiers will have to use their core and leg muscles to stay up and coordinate their movements. This will help them to be more aware of their bodies and improve their posture.
5) New friendships and social skills
Skiing brings people together and is the perfect opportunity for your children to make new friends. It’s also great for teaching your children social rules and interacting with other skiers. Group lessons with other children will make little skiers more motivated and eager to learn.
Being surrounded by beautiful scenery, views of pristine peaks and tree-lined slopes will teach your children to value and appreciate nature. Plus, natural environments stimulate children’s imaginations, improve their observation skills and enhance feelings of calm.
7) Get outdoors!
Skiing is a great outdoor activity option in the winter. Being active whatever the weather is so important for your children’s health and development. We know that staying indoors when it’s chilly outside is tempting but trust us – there’s nothing better than heading outdoors and your children will thank you one day for getting them out of the house come rain (snow) or shine. Hitting the slopes this winter? Have a look at our handy ski packing list
to make sure you’ve got everything you need!