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We’ve been on three kid trips this season so far, and I have narrowed it down to 3 plus a BONUS item that I think are the most important “things” we have needed for our 2 and 4 year old to ski (skis, boots, and helmet) not mentioned (too obvious).
UPDATE: This post was originally written in the 2020-21 season, and after two trips in the 2021-22 season, We still use all of these items (pictures updated from this year). George (3 yo) does not want to wear the Edgy Wedgy as much as last season, but mainly because his brother (5 yo) is not wearing one. Frank wore his until he was 4.
1. Fold-up Wagon – this has been a life saver this season! There is so much STUFF with skiing. This is a good place for equipment and even a kid or two at the end of the day. This heavy duty one is not made to haul kids, but we’ve found that they will fit with all the ski stuff (pictured above).
We love that this wagon folds up and we can quickly unload it before loading a bus. It allows for us to fold it up and put it next to us as we head into for lunch at the resort.
2. Backpack Harness – If I only had this every day! This is an absolute MUST! We forgot ours one day, and it was a very unproductive day. I’d be lying if I didn’t say there is a lot of flipping with toddler skiing, and flipping with long sticks on their legs makes it more than impossible to control them. I actually can hold each kid in one hand as they flip through the lift line if needed.
3. Edgy Wedgy – We also forgot this one day for our older boy (4 years), and he struggled keeping his skis together. Also, do not buy cheap ones because they are cheap. Invest in high quality ones because they need to be durable.
BONUS: Candy they love! Yes I used it as a bribe a few times, but I also want this to be an enjoyable experience so why not end the day with a treat?!
I have a much more detailed post coming in the next week about more tips and tricks so stay tuned!!