First Time Snow Tips for Families

Planning a trip to the snow can be a lot of fun, but it also requires a little careful consideration. Once you know when you’d like to go, choose your resort and find accommodation to suit the type of holiday you’re after.

Once you’ve made a booking, you’ll need to organise your travel, ski passes and equipment (if hiring). Then all that’s left to do is to decide on the fun details, such as deciding what other activities you’d like to experience on or off snow or which restaurants and bars you’d like to try. Follow this simple checklist to help you plan your own amazing snow adventure…
Check out the deals for the dates you’d like to visit the snow. Last-minute specials can be a great way to save money, but you’ll also find great prices for early birds.
If you’re planning to ski, snowboard or take in the full beauty of Australia’s mountains, you’ll need to buy your ski lift passes in advance.
Skiing and snowboarding lessons are often booked out in advance, especially for particular lesson types, so book ahead to avoid disappointment.

The kids are going to love this trip, but if you’d like some time to yourself make sure you book any childcare you may need well before you arrive.
All the resorts allow you to book your gear in advance. It saves time when you arrive and is a good way to ensure you have everything you need.
If you’re flying or taking the train, make sure to book your travel well in advance, as seats will fill up quickly in peak times. If you’re driving, always allow yourself more time than you think you’ll need to make the journey.
Mt Hotham Resort in Victoria has it’s own airport, which makes travelling to the snow even easier. Flights from Sydney take only 80 minutes, and from Melbourne it’s just a short 45-minutes. Just keep in mind that luggage restrictions are 23kg, so you may find it’s easier to hire your gear once you arrive.