Preparing kids for Winter Skiing 2012


By. Marcia Jeffries




We had a crazy unexpected drought of snow across The United States last year, which put a damper on a lot of skiing, snowboarding and all other outdoor snow activities. For us skiers – that was an extreme bummer.


Let’s start fresh and look forward to a snowy season to accommodate all the fun stuff we look forward to in the winter months.


2012 – 2013 Farmers Almanac Winter Weather Forecast states: The snowfall forecast calls for a snowy time across the Great Lakes. Due to the storm track entering the Southwest, skiing conditions should be better than normal in those areas.


Farmers Almanac Winter Outlook


Thinking snow- Lets prepare our kids to learn and enjoy the excitement of skiing. Introduce them to a sport that they will have fun with and they will fell great about themselves with their accomplishments. It’s good and normal that kids should be outdoors in the fresh air as their bodies are active with movement. Skiing is an amazing sport: the scenery is beautiful, you hook up with your friends, you achieve accomplishments, you can always challenge your self and you stay bundled in warmth with the coolest ski outerwear. Buying Guides and Videos


Starting something new can be difficult, especially if it's a sport you've never tried. At Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain, they provide ski lessons in Michigan that are taught by Snow Pros to lay down the basics and give you the confidence and training you need to hit the slopes by yourself. We also work with skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels to help them brush up on their skills on the slopes, on the halfpipe, or in the air. Skiing lessons are sure to put you ahead of the game.


Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain


The Vail Colorado Ski and Snowboard School, is one the finest in the world. They are proud of their tradition of excellence, and are committed to staying at the forefront of their profession by investing in technology, facilities and our pros. Their incredibly diverse staff brings a wealth of knowledge and skill with a guest-centered focus to help you achieve your goals and experience Vail Mountain.


Vail Resort


The Canyons Ski and Snowboard School in Utah will take your best and make it better. Have a world class experience at Canyons Ski and Snowboard School! Their instructors, come from all over the globe and they are passionate about teaching Skiing and Snowboarding, as their enthusiasm is contagious! Whatever lesson you chose, you are sure to have a day of fun while enjoying the “Greatest Snow on Earth”. They have a full variety of programs for children that start at age 2, and they feature a teacher/student ratio no greater than 3 to 1 for children ages 4-6. There are many options to chose from, including full-day daycare, private lessons and group lessons.


Canyons Resort


I have provided you with some tips and information to create an amazing experience for your child, choose a destination that is close and convenient or plan an adventure to a breathtaking get-away. Introduce your children to new things, think positive and make the best of all new experiences.



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