This is a great time to ski in Hood River, Oregon and nowadays, children can not only take part in many winter sports, but you may find they even excel at them. Here are some tips that will help make your ski trip fun for you and your kids.
Before you set off on your trip, consider the fact that if you have children, 6 and under, they should not generally be exposed to intense cold or high altitudes. Children with ear problems may also be miserable at a high altitude, leaving everyone in the family with a cloud over their trip. With that out of the way, here are the tips.
For your kids to enjoy skiing safely, you should not overlook the importance of the right apparel. Since children are much smaller than adults, they will be more sensitive to the cold. Don’t forget that they are closer to the ground, so every part of their body needs to be shielded properly from the cold. Do not dress your kid with your clothes, this is a mistake. Your child needs to have their own set of ski apparel; safety first. If you try and fit on a sweater or coat that has longer sleeves than their arms, this can be a safety issue with the child not being able to steer properly or the sleeve may get caught easily on other gear.
Once you have the right ski apparel for your child, you need to choose the actual ski gear. This includes the skis, boots, poles, gloves, goggles and other accessories. Each element should fit your child appropriately, not be too loose or tight and be comfortable. Before each ski trip, you’ll want to check the fit of each element again, to see if your child has grown out of it, some items may need to be repurchased or refitted.
Safety should, of course, be the first and foremost consideration for all parents. Children should also have extra safety gear when skiing. These include a helmet and extra pads including knee and elbow pads. Some other safety devices are also available to make skiing safer and more fun for both the parent and child, these include a fawn cushion, which is a cushion that attaches to the rear end of your child to cushion what may be many falls and a ski trainer harness which allows a parent to pull the child behind them on the slopes.
We hope that with these tips, you and your children can enjoy your winter vacation in Hood River. When done with the skiing, how about coming over to give yourself and your family a relaxing spa experience here at Spa Remedease? We promise you’ll all leave feeling relaxed and refreshed and you’ll want to pay another visit. Call us and book a session today!