Last year we decided to all learn to ski together as a family. A little daunting and overwhelming to figure out passes, rentals and gear but in ended up being very rewarding! Along with being overwhelming getting our entire family ski gear can be expensive!
My first advice is to buy used! Kids grow quickly and you can find some great gear gently used.
Do season rentals or trade in programs for skis and boots. Again kids need new sizes almost every year so it’s a good idea to rent for the season or find a trade in program. We have rented from Christy Sports the last two years.
If you don’t have time or access to great used gear here are some links to affordable gear that will keep you happy and safe on the slopes without breaking the bank!
Under their snow gear the kids both wear THIS base layer from 32 degrees. Then depending on how cold/windy/snowy it is they will wear a sweat suit, jogger set or fleece as a mid layer.
While the kids have been learning we got them each a Ski Trainer. It eased my mind a lot that I knew they weren’t going fly off the side of the mountain.
It is hard for the kids to carry their own gear from the car to the lift so we will often load up our off road wagon and just walk in our snow boots. An important part of having kids like skiing is helping them stay comfortable, and not get too tired!