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?
It's National Learn To Ski and Snowboard Month, and Vermont resorts lead the way with enticing discounts for newbies.
Got a friend who needs to learn how to ski? A spouse or significant other? A friend of your kid’s? Maybe it’s up to you to turn them on to the sport you love, and there’s no better time than January, National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.
There's a lot to be learned from the way kids learn. Most important: Embrace your mistakes, and don't forget to have fun.
Youth is wasted on the young. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still play the part—in a way.
Watch kids ski, for a start. They are extremely instinctive and perceptive. They learn by doing, failing, trying something different, and eventually succeeding. That’s the way they like it. Give a kid the opportunity, tools, and basic instruction to succeed, and they usually do. The struggle of learning isn’t a big deal, because they’re playing in the process.