Common Mistakes When Teaching Kids to Ski: Teaching Them Yourself

Today is the conclusion to my 4-part series. Don’t get me wrong, some parents are totally capable of teaching their own kids to ski. However, a lot of adults who’ve been skiing for years forget how difficult learning can be and don’t know how to break down skiing into learnable skills. Screaming “pizza” as your kid zooms down the hill out of control is not helpful, but it’s all some parents can offer.

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Common Mistakes When Teaching Kids to Ski: Out of Control

Today is part 3 in my 4-part series. Picture this. It’s your five-year-old’s second day on the hill and she’s already rocking turns and stops. You take her up on a little steeper terrain totally confident in her ability. You’re right beside her to keep her safe. As she comes down the steeper part, she doesn’t make her turn. Her speed gets faster, and you yell out “Pizza,” but instead she clicks her skis together and shoots straight down the mountain. You chase after her, but a fence catches her first.

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Common Mistakes When Teaching Kids to Ski: Proper Terrain

Skiing in an edgie wedgie, then he’s not ready for a black diamond.

It’s part 2 in my 4-part series about the common mistakes parents make teaching their kids to ski.

Last week I was on the lift and glanced down to see a father tying an edgie wedgie to his son’s skis. The problem with this scene: they were parked at the top of a blue mogul run. If your child still needs an edgie wedgie, get back to the learning hill.

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