Organising a snow holiday in Andorra with the whole family is an activity you can’t miss in winter. However, there are some points to bear in mind, apart from accommodation, planning the trip and meals. One of them is how to dress the little ones properly to protect them from the cold and damp when skiing or doing activities in the snow. In this article we tell you about the ski equipment you will need so that you have everything ready.
What clothing does your child need for the snow?
The important thing is that you travel with what you need so that you don’t lack anything, but that you don’t carry unnecessary clothes either. As you will see, one of the basic premises is to dress them in layers, protecting them from the cold and at the same time being able to take clothes off when they are hot and prevent them from sweating.
– Thermal clothing
Start with a T-shirt and thermal tights. They need to fit snug but not tight, otherwise they won’t be able to move freely. Make sure they are breathable so that the garment stays dry at all times. There are tops with high collars, but if they have a neckwear, you won’t need them.
– Anorak and ski trousers
The jacket and trousers should be waterproof so that water doesn’t get through when they fall or play in the snow. If you feel they are not warm enough, you can add a middle layer, such as a polar fleece, between the thermal T-shirt and the anorak. It is very practical that the wrist of the anorak has velcro so that you can adjust the jacket to the arm and keep out the cold. For younger children, you can dress them in ski overalls, which are easier to put on as they have fewer zips and buttons.
– Ski socks
It is essential that their feet are well protected and with the right material to avoid the cold and chafing from the boots.
It’s best to play it safe and have two pairs. Children love to play in the snow, they end up getting them wet, even if they are waterproof. Always carry a second pair with you so they don’t get their little hands wet.
Check that they fit and hold their face well and that they have good visibility for both cloudy and sunny days.
Boards, boots and poles for the little ones
As they are still growing, consider whether you prefer to buy the equipment or rent it, which is also a good solution. Boards, bindings and poles depend on their weight and height and may not be suitable for them from one year to the next.
You can rent or buy ski equipment in the shop of Park Piolets Mountain Hotel&Spa, the 5* hotel that belongs to the same group as the apartaments.
You probably already know this, but it’s worth remembering the importance of applying sun cream and lipstick to protect yourself from the sun. At the chemist’s they will help you find the one that best suits your child’s skin.
Skiing with children in Grandvalira
And now that you’ve got everything ready, all you need to do is put your suitcase in the car and come! In Andorra there are many options for enjoying the snow.
Obviously, the first is skiing. In the ski resorts you’ll find endless possibilities for your children to learn to ski. From schools and classes adapted to their age and level, so that they can get started in this sport or improve their technique. In this article you will find information about skiing with children. But you can also choose from a wide range of activities, we’ll tell you all about them here, so you’ll have a great time!
Don’t wait any longer and book Els Llacs Mountain Apartments with accommodation and ski pass in Grandvalira to enjoy a family ski holiday.