Last weekend, the stars finally aligned to take this little girl alpine skiing for the first time.
So we went to the store (three of them actually) to get a hula hoop. Hula hoops are hard to find these days, but they are a great aid for teaching little ones how to ski.
We take things slow with the kids. Get them used to how it feels to glide on snow first. Then we’ll work on pizzas and french fries and making turns. We’re in it for the long haul, so if a kid is cold after one run, we call it a day (free after three is nice for this). Kids who ski are liberally rewarded with hot chocolate and goodies. Make it fun and keep them coming back.
We took this approach with the older two, and they think skiing is fun. They even like skiing together. And, believe it or not, with their parents.
JunkieBoy is tearing things up in the new boots and helmet he got courtesy of RabidRunner. She may not be a good mormon, but she’s got the love thy neighbor thing pretty dialed. That’s all that matters if you ask me.