February 6, 2012

Skiing With Kids: Safety

Skiing With Kids: Safety

Here’s how it goes down: I’m riding an aging fixed-grip triple chair, holding my two-year-old daughter in my lap. My five-year old son sits beside us, asking if his ski tips are angled correctly—we’re preparing to unload. I’ve thought about this situation for a while; can I handle it safely? And my thought has been no. Trying to deal with both of them on my own sounds too initimidating—especially without safety bars (more…)

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January 25, 2012

Skiing With Kids: Culture

Skiing With Kids: Culture

It’s hard to overstate the importance of culture when it comes to raising children, and skiing is no exception. Where you live, and how important skiing is in your community, will have a significant impact on how your kids view snow sports. If you live in a ski town, you benefit (hopefully!) from an active, vibrant, and multifaceted community that exposes your kids to skiing, snowboarding, and climbing on a daily basis (more…)

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January 21, 2012

Kids’ Gear From Head to Toe

Kids' Gear From Head to Toe

Probably the first question that’s going to pop to mind when it comes to kids ski gear is whether you should buy or rent. I strongly believe you should buy your own gear. Where available, you can also rent from shops that let you keep the gear all season (you trade up at the end of the year), though this may not actually be cheaper (more…)

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January 16, 2012

Skiing With Kids: Introduction

Skiing With Kids: Introduction

I am trying to get my 2 1/2 year old daughter to the snow. That’s all I want right now: just get her to the snow. We’ve successfully crossed the parking lot, bought lift tickets, and gotten her ski boots on, but we’re bogging down now, because she can’t walk in ski boots. She’s flopping helplessly in a mud puddle, one glove already lost. Behind us, my overloaded wife is already suggesting we abort the mission (more…)

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