We are a family of 6.we have 4 DC aged 14yrs -5yrs My 2 eldest are complaining they are the only kids they know who have never been skiing so we are seriously thinking about t next winter. DH and I are in our early 40s and have never skiied either. What is the cheapest way of doing it ?
Try going for a deal to the Alps that includes lift passes, lessons, equipment hire and food (eating out in the Alps every day is very expensive). Mark Warner do packages like this but they can be expensive but they also do special deals, you just have to keep your eye out. Also, a few places in Italy do deals in winter with a few days passes and half board included.
What about a day out at xscape or something as a taster? I bought my little brother some snowboarding lessons from there and he decided it wasn't really his cup of tea.....saved spending a fortune on gear and holidays.
If you do get into it though, it's a brill holiday and really great fun
The cheapest way will be a package to Andorra/Bulgaria - somewhere like that. You don't need glitzy nightclubs - teenagers will drink anything - and you don't need world-class slopes. No point paying for a premium resort at this stage of your skiing careers.
debinaustria - i would like details please of your appt - how many does it sleep, wher eis it, how do we get there and cost of lift passes etc. I am trying to organise family trip over christmas/new year, need accom for 6 adults, 2 kids, 4 of the adult complete beginners and 1 child faily beginnerish and me,dh and dd1 would need full lift passes.