What’s the best way to teach kids to ski? Should you put your child in lessons or teach them yourself? You could spend hours searching the internet for the best tips and tricks, but now you don’t have to! I’ve done it for you, compiling the best articles that offer over 100 Tips for Teaching Kids to Ski.
Teach Kids to Ski
I’ve been doing a lot of research on how to teach kids to ski because Little G is not a natural born skier. She’s been on skis since she was two (she’s now five), but every season it seems like she has to relearn the basics. She doesn’t like snow sports, which hurts my heart a little.
I wanted to share the information I found with all of you, because I’m sure there are parents out there in a similar situation. I also want to hear from you what works and doesn’t work. How do you teach your kid to ski?
Here’s a list of the best articles I’ve found on teaching kids to ski. Each one has a wealth of information. Combined there are more than 100 Tips for Teaching Kids to Ski.
Here are my favorite posts from around the web.
Teach Children Skiing – This blog, put together by Rich from Level Nine Sports has a series of 12 videos showing how to teach children skiing. The videos can also be found on YouTube.
KidProject.org Ski Schooling Series – Alyssa, my friend and fellow outdoor family blogger has a great ski school series on her blog. You will definately want to read these articles.
Bring the Kids Ski School – Another fellow outdoor family blogger has some great articles with tips to teaching kids to ski. I’ve learned a lot from Jessica over at Bring-the-Kids.com.
Brave Ski Mom: Teach Your Kids to Ski
SOS Mom Blog: How I Prep For Skiing with Kids
I’m a fan of tricking children to get what I want. That’s why I liked this article from Ultraskier.com: Teaching Kids to Ski with the Tom Sawyer Method.
Tears on the Bunny Hill are an Investment in our Future by Rain or Shine Mamma
Cross Country Skiing
Here are my favorite posts from around the web:
Sierra Trading Post: Techniques for Teaching Toddlers how to Cross Country Ski
Active Kids Club: Your Guide to Cross Country Skiing
Family Adventures in the Canadian Rockies: Teaching Toddlers and Preschoolers to X Country Ski
Brave Ski Mom: Cross Country Skiing with the Family
Tales of a Mountain Mama: Cross Country Skiing for Kids
TravelingMel: Cross Country Skiing
Born to be Adventurous: Cross Country Ski Tips for Toddlers: Getting Up