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    January 2019

    Teaching Kids to Ski – Part 4: Send It

    *This is Part Four of our Family Ski Series. Read Part One for more information on how to share your love of skiing with the next generation and Part Two for tips on little drops, and Part Three for tips on Tree skiing.

    Raised by the Mountains

    Do you want to share your love of the mountains with your children? Teach them to ski with passion as much as skill? Follow along with @chrislennonski and @sastrugi_gill  in this five part series as they share some of the tactics they use to raise mountain kids in a skiing family. Written by Chris Lennon: freeskier, writer and grom Sherpa living in Squamish British Columbia.

     

    Share your love of the mountains with your children

    Ski tip 4: Send it

    The best way to improve your kid’s skiing is to ensure everyday out is fun. What better way to ensure they are having fun than to let them explore playful terrain in soft snow.

    1. Direct them towards the jump – Here I simply pointed out a nice little air for them to hit and see how they’d handle it themselves. I made sure it was safe but otherwise didn’t give any direction other than to send it.
    2. Watch them go! – Send it she did, setting the stage for her brother to attempt to meet the challenge.
    3. Make sure it’s a soft landing  – The landing was soft but not otherwise ideal which forced her to adapt on the fly.
    4. Enjoy the feeling of accomplishment – Mission accomplished; smiles all around.

    See the slideshow below for these steps in action.

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    Here I simply pointed out a nice little air for them to hit and see how they’d handle it themselves. I made sure it was safe but otherwise didn’t give any direction other than to send it.
    Photo credit: Gillian Morgan @sastrugi_gill
    Snow credit: Whistler Blackcomb

    2/4

    Send it she did, setting the stage for her brother to attempt to meet the challenge.
    Photo credit: Gillian Morgan @sastrugi_gill
    Snow credit: Whistler Blackcomb

    3/4

    The landing was soft but not otherwise ideal which forced her to adapt on the fly.
    Photo credit: Gillian Morgan @sastrugi_gill
    Snow credit: Whistler Blackcomb

    4/4

    Mission accomplished; smiles all around.
    Photo credit: Gillian Morgan @sastrugi_gill
    Snow credit: Whistler Blackcomb

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