With actual skis on real life snow!
I have never ever been skiing before, but in around six weeks Belle and I will be jetting off to Puy St Vincent in France as the very grateful (if not slightly clumsy) guests of Snowbizz.
Snowbizz are family ski specialists and pride themselves on their very own kids’ ski school and fantastic personal service. I can vouch for the fact that ever since we were invited to go on a family ski holiday with them, Wendy and the team have bent over backwards to make sure all of our questions are answered and that we feel totally prepared for our very first adventure on the slopes.
It’s a good job, as Belle has a lot of questions.
“What will happen when we get there?”
“Well, after we land we will be met by a coach,” I reassure her.
“How big will the coach be? How long will it take to get there? When we arrive, where do we need to pick up our ski boots from?”
“I don’t know,” I say, “I’ve not been there before.”
“What’s the adult to child ratio in the kids’ club?”
“I’m not sure, but I can find out.”
She’s big on details.
Everyone on the Snowbizz team has loads of experience of skiing with their own families and I’m confident that Belle and I will be in very safe hands. I do promise however that I will fall over a lot and will try to capture as many embarrassing moments on camera for you as possible.
I need your help though. Although Snowbizz are being fantastic at answering my questions I can’t help but feel a little foolish – not having been before I’m not really sure what I need to ask! I would love to hear your skiing experiences, best and worst bits, secret top tips, that sort of thing. I want to make this a really fantastic week for Belle (and me!) so please help!
(Also, if you live near me and have any ski gear I can borrow, let me know…)
To get into the skiing mood, I’ve picked some of my favourite pictures from the Snowbizz Facebook page.