If you caught my post last week about tips for driving with children, you'll know that we've had a little getaway down to the NSW Snowy Mountains. We stayed in some lovely accommodation in Jindabyne and traveled up daily to one of my favourite resorts, Perisher Blue. Perisher is a fantastic resort with trails that cater for everyone in the family, from your very beginners to your experts.
Perisher Front Valley has some fenced off beginner areas with easy 'magic carpets' (which are a kind of flat snow escalator) back to the top of the slope. My daughter skied for the very first time this trip, and at only 3 years old, she quickly worked out how to get herself on, ride, and get off the magic carpet all by herself. My five year old got to ride the Village Eight Express Chair for the very first time and absolutely loved 'zooming' up the hill and watching some of the professional riders perform tricks in Front Valley's Terrain Park below.
My husband and I have been riding for many years so one of our favourite places to ride is the Leichardt Terrain Park, it is a great medium sized terrain park catering for skilled riders and usually has two size options for the jumps.
With school holidays being over, lift lines all moved very quickly and we could always get a table at lunch time which is a huge bonus when your have tired, hungry children! The main building at Perisher has a great variety of food outlets, including good coffee and healthier options for those of us trying to stick to our new Paleo-ish diets while travelling.
Excellent snow, beautiful sunshine and pleasant conditions resulted in a wonderful holiday for all the family. My very favourite part was watching my children enjoy the snow, something that has been such an important part of my life for a long time. Hearing them say 'can we go skiing again tomorrow', and 'Can we come back again next year?' was music to my ears.