Where-ever you can BORROW kids ski gear. Children grow fast and ski gear is expensive. Plus the quality of hire clothes means kids may get cold.
Put small kids ski mittens on elastic through their jackets otherwise they can and WILL lose them.
Layer up. Kids get COLD on the snow, then they get hot in the cafe, lots of layers are the key.
Don't waste time trying to teach your own child to ski. Invest in ski school. Plus kamikaze boys and girls can get into trouble FAST without some basic know-how.
Arrive at your destination the afternoon BEFORE you ski and get all the ski hire organised then. Queues are always larger in the morning.
'Lids on Kids' is the message. Enforce the No helmet, no snow rule ski school demands it. Even 'cool' teenagers have fragile skulls.
Get everything ready the night before, including lunchboxes if needed (see 4).