How Young Can Kids Start Skiing? (Part 2)

How long can my child play with the snow?

If your child loves the snow and can play outdoors for a long period of time, they may be ready to learn skiing. But if your kids get cranky or express that it’s too cold, it’s better to wait until she gets older.

Can my child accept and follow instructions? 

Your kids will make the most out of skiing experience if they are able to follow directions of adults and instructors. A young toddler can enjoy snow play as a recreational activity with parents, but still can’t follow instructions. Unfortunately, in order to make the most out of ski experience, they must be able to take instructions properly.

Will ski instructors be able to take good care of my kids? 

Being taken away from parents and being taken care of by a group of strange can be a scary experience. Most ski schools recommend parents to not force their kids to join a ski program until they’re ready. Obviously, tantrums and tears don’t make up a fun time for either the child, parents, other kids, or instructors. In fact, some ski schools will not accept a kid to join in a program until they are proved ready.

Am I competent enough to teach my child to ski?

 If you choose not to register your kids in ski instruction program and decide to teach them yourself, patience is a key. Skiing takes both mental and physical energy, and young kids are likely to be annoy.

How much should I spend on my child’s skiing? 

Everybody knows that children grow rapidly, and the earlier parent begin teaching them skiing, the earlier they begin spending money on ski gear, ski equipment, ski lessons, etc. Do some research before beginning investing your money— spend wisely, check fees for children lesson programs, ski resort daycare, and other play fees, as well as rental costs to have a good idea of how much you’ll have to spend.