We have been to the Snow Centre before when Isabelle was much younger and many things have changed since then. She is a confident skier now and you could have watched her journey to skiing on my blog since she was 3 years old.
Isabelle aged 3 skiing in the Czech Republic
Now it was also Olivia’s turn to give it a go, and I was very happy to see how excited she was as skiing is one of my big loves and cannot wait to go for a family ski holiday with daddy and the girls soon.
You might know that thanks to my family living in the Czech Republic very close to the “Krusne Hory” Mountains we go skiing there every winter, and that’s where Isabelle learnt to ski. It’s not the same as in the Alps, but just perfect for beginners and intermediate skiers.
Unfortunately going skiing once a year for a week is not the same like skiing every weekend from November till March how I was used to as a little girl. My nephew and niece who live in the Czech Republic ski like professionals and I would love for my girls to have more opportunities to improve their skiing too.
When we went to the Snow Centre for the first time I had no idea what to expect, but I was nicely surprised about the quality of the snow. This year I actually skied with Isabelle as she wanted me to help her to improve her technique.
When Olivia was having fun with other bloggers’ children in the snow crafts room indoors and the snow garden out on the slopes while being looked after by the Crystal Ski Holiday childcare, we had a chance to spend 2 fabulous hours on the ski slopes.
The giant wall paper with mountains really makes you feel like you are at the top of the world!
As every year at the beginning of the ski season Isabelle was a bit unsure for the first few rides, but then she got her confidence back and she skied so well, and made me very proud.
The same was about the ski lift, the first few times she needed some help, but then she decided it was time to do it on her own and she mastered it without any problems.
I felt like crying watching her skiing down, as I can still remember doing so with my dad who was teaching me when I was little, and who would have been so proud to see her how good she is.
Unfortunately he is no longer with us, but the memories will nobody take away from me.
When Olivia put her ski gear on, and carried her skis to the little slopes for the beginners, I was a bit anxious. I was hoping she would love it and not be discouraged.
She is sometimes a bit stubborn and hard to talk to, but that’s why I thought that having an instructor would be the solution, and it was!
She got on the lift without a blink on an eye and off she was. Then she skied downhill and took the lift up again. She had a winning smile on her face and I knew, we have another ski lover.
I grew up spending almost every weekend from November till March skiing for many years, and really think it’s a fab sport that can be done by the whole family.
Having a ski holiday is something your children will never forget. It’s something different to the summer holiday we are used to, and I can guarantee you that once you start taking your kids on ski holidays you will never stop!
Crystal Ski Holidays have come up with a superb Guide to the Mountain that has all the answers to your questions on what to take on a ski family holiday and much more!
What’s inside the guide?
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What to wear
From sun cream to salopettes make sure you have all the essentials to kit out your team for a week on the snow.
Q&A with a mum
Hear from a mum as she creates a plan of action and mobilises her troops for their first family ski holiday together.
A family experience
Get inspired with our video of a family in action on the hill.
Where to go
Each resort is as unique as a snowflake, so choosing isn’t always easy. We’ve hand-picked the best ones for families.
Where to stay
A home away from home. Top tips for picking the perfect pad to suit you and your family.
When to go
School holidays are when families rule the slopes. But which date is best? Each is special in its own way we help you choose.
Fun and games
The fun keeps going even after the skiing stops. Get the lowdown on playtime, snow-style.