1. Start young — if they can walk, they can ski.
2. Make it fun — play on skis, make up games, bring friends.
3. Keep it short — gear the ski to the skier’s attention span and stamina.
4. Go flat first — build skills and comfort on flat terrain.
5. Practice getting up — it’ll save your back and increase the skier’s independence.
6. Ski up and down small hills — find a “Baby Bear” Hill to learn skills.
7. Use no poles — poles get in the way. Build balance and glide first.
8. Dress warmly, in layers — keep skier warm, but not too hot.
9. Bring accessories — mittens, hats, hand warmers, sunglasses/goggles, buffs, sunscreen, water and snacks.
10. Drink hot chocolate — nothing makes a ski more fun than hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows and snacks afterwards!