I’m tempted to start this off by singing an entire rendition of, “Do you want to build a snowman?” from Disney’s Frozen. But I won’t.
Snow. Being a Queenslander, snow holds a magical storybook quality for me, and I think many Australians feel the same. Taking my kids to the snow for the first time was a special experience and in my opinion, a must for the bucket list.
Once you start looking into a family snow holiday, there’s a lot of different options and added costs and it can be quite overwhelming. Expedia Aussie travellers usually spend 4 nights in the Snowy Mountains. The school holidays are definitely peak periods to travel, so make sure you book your trip well in advance.
I’ve boiled it down into the main areas to take into account when planning a family ski holiday.
First thing to consider is where to stay. This really depends on your budget, age of children and ability levels. Below are the main options for a snow experience in New South Wales:
We enjoyed Perisher last time we visited the Australian ski fields. There was plenty of beautiful snow coverage and it was a great experience for our children, then aged from 4-10. Tobogganing and building a snowman were the highlights.
You can hire all your snow clothing gear if desired, and then depending on what activities you choose, you’ll also need:
Building a snowman is a MUST activity for your family’s first time at the snow. One afternoon in Perisher, we noticed many families building snowmen together by scraping balls together with their gloved hands. This can take a surprisingly long time and it’s tricky to get that snowman ball shape. My husband lived in Minnesota in the USA (which experiences months of snow each year) and learned a technique for building a big snowman.
Our kids enjoyed making mini snowmen too!
A snow holiday is a magical experience and our kids still remembers it years on. It’s a holiday you need to plan well for, but it’s well worth the effort.
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