Ski Tips for Kids
Then I was going to explain:
- Pizza = wedge or snowplow
- French fries = skis parallel
- Peanut butter and jelly = when sidestepping up the hill, one foot is peanut butter, the other is jelly
- Hot chocolate = inside when all else fails
Of course, my ideals were quite high for this younger set, but my nephew said it best when he explained to his grandma and grandpa his technique to schuss down the mountain with phrasing I am sure we will repeat around the Christmas dinner table for years to come.
“You put your hands on your knees and your bum in the air.”
In my nephew’s case, his “bum” goes straight up toward the sky, while his head sort of points toward the snow. That is actually not the proper technique to ski, but for a two and ½ year old who is playing outside in the snow, and walking on the snow with his little plastic skis, it is the perfect technique, especially while he and everyone around him is having so much fun. And that is probably the most important tip when teaching very little kids to ski. Have fun.