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Why snow holidays are perfect for us!

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March 8, 2018

This winter has been the one where the kids have truly fallen in love with snow.
Before now, they had a really romantic idea of snow; building snowmen, throwing snowballs and hurtling down the hills aboard sledges and boards, but the reality was that it was too cold and we were weren’t adequately prepared for the white stuff.
This year we had all the right equipment, the correct clothing and it made the world of difference to our enjoyment of the freezing weather, even when the temperature reached the dizzy lows of -18°C at one point.
Santa's Lapland
There is something so magical about seeing the world around you glistening in white, giving it an almost mystical appearance and seeing the kids gazing in wonder at the different colours in the sky. It really made our hearts sing and we have come to the realisation that snow holidays are perfect for us.
One of the highlights of our winter holiday was the toboggan run and the kids proved they have no fear by launching themselves down the steepest of hills, giggling as they whizzed past.
Of course, any family holiday should mean just that and us parents need a break from everyday life too and it wasn’t long before we were shrieking like children as we raced down the hills with them.
Mark Warner has opened its ambassador program for another year and are looking for families to try out both their sun and ski resorts.
We had such an amazing time on holiday with them in Turkey a few years ago and have not found a holiday like it since. Their children’s activities are second to none and the kids learned to sail, windsurf and kayak with them. In fact, both Kian and Isaac have continued lessons at home since returning and I am sure Eliza will too when given the opportunity.
Much as we would love to visit their new Turkish resort, Phokaia Beach Resort, which offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, it is the mountains that are calling us and the kids are the perfect age to learn to ski or snowboard.
With resorts in France, Italy and Austria there is a location to suit everyone and their childcare is themed all around the stunning location with sledging, snow sculptures, face painting, games and treasure hunts as well as Nannies on hand to help take the kids to their ski lessons.
snow fun
I know that the kids would be in good hands whilst Hubby and I found our snow legs again. It’s been 20 something years since we last hit the slopes and we are in desperate need of some practice as I am pretty sure our fearless kids will be whizzing past us in no time!!
Have you been skiing with the kids?
Disclaimer: This is our entry into the Mark Warner Ambassador program. All thoughts and opinions are our own

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    Cassie Mayers

    March 13, 2018

    Lily really enjoyed the snow this year and so a snowy holiday with Skiing will have to be something to think about for the future.

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    bryanna skye

    March 13, 2018

    I definitely think snow helps bring out the kid in everyone — plus there is definitely something magical and full of wonder seeing the world covered in a blanket of snow 🙂

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    Micaela Levachyov

    March 13, 2018

    So many people whine about the snow getting in the way it’s so great to see you guys enjoying it!

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    March 13, 2018

    This looks like so much fun! My kids loved the snow when the beast of the east arrived and my dream is to take them snowboarding.
    Laura x

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    The London Mum

    March 13, 2018

    I think snow makes for a really special family holiday too. THere’s something exciting about all of you getting out and doing all the activities!

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    Sarah Bailey

    March 13, 2018

    Oh my goodness I can only imagine how much fun it is to go on a snow holiday! I bet it can be wonderful fun, something I would like to experience at least once.

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    AnnMarie John

    March 14, 2018

    This is so much fun! It would be nice to go to a place like this so we can enjoy the snow. It would be nice for the kids to experience this.

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    March 14, 2018

    Snow holidays sound like so much fun! So much to do and enjoy.

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    Candice Nikeia

    March 14, 2018

    This is so cute! I miss seeing snow! This looks so much fun for everyone!

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    Baby Isabella

    March 14, 2018

    Absolutely love your entry Kara 🙂 The photos are wonderful and I love that photo of you racing down the snow x Good luck x

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    Yeah Lifestyle

    March 14, 2018

    Sounds like you and the kids enjoyed playing in the snow so much. Hopefully you all do get to go back to Turkey soon enough.

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    Melanie williams

    March 15, 2018

    I totally agree, I love the snow too, so much fun, as long as you wrap up snug and warm x

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    Angela Ricardo Bethea

    March 15, 2018

    This looks so much fun. It sounds like you really had an amazing time playing in the snow. Your photos are so lovely.

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    March 15, 2018

    I haven’t been on a snow holiday in years but when I went to Switzerland one of my favourite things was to go tobogganing and eating smores, not at the same time mind

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    March 15, 2018

    I’ve never been on a snow holiday but I’m really tempted although I’d be a disaster on the slopes! xo

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    Jade Bremner

    March 15, 2018

    Looks like great fun I love the colder weather but my kids and OH can only stand a day or so in snow.

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    Super Busy Mum

    March 19, 2018

    This looks like loads of fun. We’ve never gone on a snow holiday before, but we might just have to change that!

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