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How to Start Your Kids Skiing

Tips For Starting Your Kids Skiing From A Pro Ski School Instructor | Family Wee
Tips For Starting Your Kids Skiing From A Pro Ski School Instructor | Family Week
What to do when it’s time for your tyke to ski.

If you're a parent who's counting down the days ‘til your kid can ski, you might feel some pressure. Of course you want their first days on snow to be awesome. But should you teach them, or send them to ski school?

13 Tips for Skiing with Kids

Top kids' instructors share wisdom on making skiing fun for everyone in the family.

13) For lessons, arrive early, preferably the day prior to get rentals if needed, to get tickets in hand and hopefully avoid lines during peak season. It is great to let your children—especially if they are very young (3-6 years)—know where they are going and what will take place throughout the day, to reassure them. — Mary Flinn Ware, Park City Mountain Resort, Utah

Happy Campers

CampKeystone
CampKeystone
Camp Keystone aims to introduce the youngest skiers to the sport sans tears and tantrums.

Parents often worry about the ski school drop-off. Will there be pouting, crying, clinging? Puhleeeze. Send them to Camp Keystone. They won’t be able to get away from you fast enough.

Maybe it’s the mini snowmobile in the registration area, or the grooming machine a few feet away that acts as a defacto playground, with a half-dozen snowbooted groms scampering around the cockpit. Maybe the instructors stash Skittles and Gummi Bears in their pockets and apply liberally. Either way, drop-off worries will be a thing of the past.

[ Thu, 2010-02-18 19:08 ]

Opening day at Vail Mountain, 2009

Immerse yourself in five days of on-slope instruction at VailSnowsports School

This season has been great so far: You were one of the first people on the snow when the resorts opened, you learned some sweet new tricks, maybe you even conquered those double black bowls you've been working up to. But now that the season's in full swing, it's time to kick your skiing up a notch, and the Vail Snowsports School 2010 SKImmersion program is the perfect place to do it.

Stratton Style

Stratton Style
In less than four hours, New Yorkers can be soaking up the scene—and the scenery—in southern Vermont.
The mountains of Vermont hardly rivaled those of his native Austria, but Stratton Mountain’s founding ski school director knew good times were more important than towering peaks. How Emo Henrich injected a little oompah into the New England ski scene—and how, a year after his passing, his legacy of the good life lives on.

“Emo wanted something different,” Otto Egger explains to me, his accent still giving away his roots some five decades after he left the slopes of his native Austria for those of Vermont.

Stratton Style, Page 4

Stratton Style, Page 4
Stratton took Austria as its theme
The mountains of Vermont hardly rivaled those of his native Austria, but Stratton Mountain’s founding ski school director knew good times were more important than towering peaks. How Emo Henrich injected a little oompah into the New England ski scene—and how, a year after his passing, his legacy of the good life lives on.

Today, SMS thrives on a beautiful 10-acre campus near the Sun Bowl side of the mountain, complete with its own state-of-the-art athletic facility. On a typical winter weekday, head coach Mike Morin encourages and critiques his charges as they rocket down a variety of runs all over the mountain. “We can train anything from slalom to super G, any day of the week,” says Morin. “There aren’t many places where you can do that.”

[ Mon, 2009-10-05 15:06 ]
SugarTube, online video instruction from Sugarbush Ski School
An innovative new program at Sugarbush, Vt., will keep guests learning even when they're hours away from the slopes.

Sure, there's no substitute for time in the saddle...or the ski boots. But just because you can't get to the mountain doesn't mean you can't learn how to ski or get better at it. Thanks to SugarTube, a new video-sharing platform on Sugarbush's website, anyone with access to the Internet can take a lesson from one of Sugarbush's ski school instructors. 

International Distinctions for Tremblant

Three distinctions for resort, including one from prestigious Condé Nast Traveller

Mont-Tremblant, – Tremblant has been honoured with three distinctions for excellence as a vacation destination, both for the skiing experience and the quality of lodgings in the pedestrian village.



Among the 20 best resorts in Canada according to Condé Nast Traveller

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