Watching our kids see snow for the first time was magical
8.30am to 3.30pm so parents with young kids can still enjoy some kid-free time on the snow.
For toilet-trained three and four year olds there is a Discovery Program where kids learn to ski or snowboard and are also cared for throughout the day.
Molly absolutely loved learning to ski and the triplets were also happy in childcare, meaning James and I could hit the slopes together kid-free. Woo hoo!
Despite getting bruised and battered attempting to snowboard it was really lovely having some time together and being outside doing a fun sport. I even got some kid-free time to drink a cocktail and read a book before childcare/discovery pick up #holidaygoals.
Tobogganing for the whole family or “Tube Town” — where you can head down the slope in an inflatable tyre tube — is an option for whole family fun after pick up. Overall it was an absolutely fantastic weekend and despite the chaos of children it genuinely felt like a real holiday. James and I had fun on the slopes. Molly adored ski school and seeing snow for the first time and has already asked to go back. The two nights away from home in a hotel weren’t much different to home. There was screaming when there would have been screaming. There was crying when there would have been crying. There were things that were touched that shouldn’t have been. There were disasters of course. Half a jar of honey spilt through our food bag and all over everything inside. And, of course, we had to do an emergency poo stop by the side of the road for Molly less than 10-minutes after a designated toilet stop where she was asked repeatedly if she needed to go. And my body is definitely not the same as it was BC (before children). It’s sore and stiff in ways I’ve never felt before when visiting the snow. But moral of the story is you CAN take your young kids to the snow and not have a giant mental breakdown from how difficult it is. It’s an effort to pack the car. It’s an effort to keep everyone fed and happy and safe — but creating lasting family holiday memories is worth a little bit of chaos, right? The Scarr family were guests of Perisher Molly, right, enjoys the Perisher kids program and, above, Lanai and James ( holding Edy), with Jim, Nate and Molly in front.