your child’s first ski lesson
Is Junior new to skiing? Karin Rosler, head of marketing, hotels, at Rocks Resort, shares four tips to make his first lesson a success.
MAKE SURE HE’S DRESSED RIGHT
Your kid should wear warm, practical clothing, and snug but comfortable, good-quality ski boots. And don’t forget to apply a high-SPF sunblock on his face and hands.
SELECT THE RIGHTSIZED GEAR
His skis should be the right size – his instructor will be able to help him select the best pair. Helmets and goggles are also recommended – make sure that these are designed for skiers.
REMIND HIM TO HAVE FUN
Falling – usually more than once – is to be expected. All that matters is that he picks himself up and enjoys the activity.
KNOW WHAT A BASIC LESSON ENTAILS
He will first learn to get used to being on skis, before learning how to ride and brake in the snow.
Once he’s mastered these skills, he will learn how to make turns, and then attempt to make his first descent in a safe area of the mountain.