It’s child’s play if you fol­low th­ese sim­ple les­sons

Irish Daily Mail - - Travel Plus - CATHER­INE MUR­PHY’S Ski Re­port

BE­ING well pre- pared is the key to an en­joy­able fam­ily ski hol­i­day so I asked Crys­tal Ski Hol­i­days prod­uct and sales man­ager Orla Markey, for her top fam­ily tips. Take it away Orla .... ‘Don’t be afraid of early morn­ing flights with chil­dren – they’re go­ing on hol­i­day, not to school – so they won’t mind. Get to your re­sort early so you can have a look around with the kids, find out where the ski school meet­ing point is from the rep and get to the ski hire shop in the af­ter­noon.

But be­fore any of that, think about the kind of re­sort you want to visit and your ac­com­mo­da­tion.

If you have young chil­dren you’re guar­an­teed to be car­ry­ing their ski equip­ment in the morn­ings so if you’re stay­ing in a larger re­sort where you have to take a ski bus to the lift, make sure the bus stop is near your ho­tel.

Stay­ing in a com­pact re­sort means you won’t have far to go with ski equip­ment.

Walk­ing in ski boots takes a bit of get­ting used to so a five-minute walk could turn into 15 min­utes with young chil­dren and lots of ski poles!

If your kids are very young, try not to pick a re­sort more than two hours from the air­port and make sure you have charged ipads or games to keep them en­ter­tained.

SKI WRITER OF THE YEAR

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