”A couple of years ago I was standing on the nursery slopes of a French ski resort when a family walked past, trailing small children. I gawped with envy: the parents, instead of looking frazzled as they juggled their offspring – plus all those hats, skis, gloves, poles, boots and helmets – looked positively serene.”


”I have continued to traipse to the mountains, hoping that the presence of tiny skiboots would add to the fun. In reality skiing with young children is usually anything but relaxing”


”One of the most stressful parts of my ski experience with kids has been getting through Gatwick airport at an unfeasibly early hour on a weekend morning, alongside thousands of other sleep-deprived parents, kids and gear.”


As many parents know, if a child doesn’t take to a holiday nanny, no amount of fancy certificates can guarantee a relaxing time. In our case, there was another problem: my eldest daughter was wary of the idea of skiing.”



Surely the solution to this problem is not as simple as providing the family with a van to carry their things and a nanny to entertain the children…

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