How not to teach kids to ski
Two parents, two toddlers…what could possibly go wrong?
Vail Resorts’ Epic Moms recently asked to write about the first time I took my kids skiing, so I set the time machine to way back and fired up the scanner — there was no such thing as digital photography back then. If you enjoy this excerpt, you’ll just love the full article.
Outdoorsy parents tend to be polarized on the topic of teaching kids to ski. Some think it’s fine to do it yourself. Others believe in paying for professional ski lessons. We tried to do it ourselves the first time, and our story could easily be subtitled, “How not to teach kids to ski.”
When my daughter was three and my son was 10 months old, we decided to take them up to the snow. We were suffering from new parent, mid-winter cabin fever — or what passes for it here in the San Francisco Bay Area — so we packed up the car, grabbed the dog, and headed out for Tahoe.
We meant to just go sledding…
Our plan was modest. We would rent a single saucer at Granlibakken, a tiny ski resort on the North shore, and take turns sledding with our daughter. One parent would sled while the other took pictures. My son would observe the proceedings from the warmth and safety of a baby backpack.
“Isn’t this fun?” we asked our pink-cheeked daughter between saucer runs. She agreed that it was.
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