The kids have never seen or touched real snow so we took them to Mt Ruapehu. Well it was ice really but still really nice and fresh.
It was so hot we were all stripped to one top under our jackets.
The kids really enjoyed the sleding down the snow - except for when it hit them in the face when we put on the brakes, aka our feet!
Esmee didn't want to do any more after i made us fall off - fair enough too i say! - and was rather happy sitting down making "snow balls".
I'm sure Alan would have loved to be snow boarding but he seemed to enjoy himself. A nice trip to do again another time!