Teaching Kids to Ski at Winter Park Resort

We had our third day out with the twins on the slopes at Winter Park.  The day wasn’t as nice as last week but we captured Nicholas and Willem in action on video.  The plan was to head up the Gemini lift and spend a few hours at Discovery Park with the boys but when we got to the resort the snow was falling and the wind was a howlin’.  No problems!

We headed over to Sorenson Park and made about six quick runs down.  Willem skied all the way down a few times and Nicholas perfected his hard right turn to slow down.  I don’t think he means to make a hard right turn but lets give him the benefit of the doubt, he is only two.  All in all it was a very successful day and the boys are now excited to go skiing.

Next week we will take the first lift ride up to Discovery Park and make a few turns up there before we head down Turnpike.  Oh Boy, Turnpike is making my back hurt just thinking about all of the bending over.

Anywho, we are trying to get the boys comfortable on skis this year before we put them in ski school next year.  I think we are well on our way and I hope the  Nicholas and Willem do truelly enjoy the skiing and it’s not just the M&M’s that we are bribing them with.

Here is Winter Park Resorts description of their ski school for three year olds:

JUST BECAUSE I’M THREE

The main focus for the day is skiing, but a full day of skiing can be a lot for three year olds. Your 3 year old will learn about skiing and may also enjoy activities such as outside snowplay, arts & crafts, Adventure Sled rides. Children must be potty trained and willing to participate.

Guests without reservations may enroll their 3-year-olds on the 2nd floor of the Winter Park Kids Ski & Ride School.

Kids Ski & Ride School – Daily Lessons
Just Because I’m Three
Price
With Rentals

One Full Day
$120
$135*
3-Day Consecutive Full Days
$299
$335*
Additional Days After 3 Full Days
$100
$115*
Half Day PM Lesson
$100
$115*
Includes: lesson program, helmet and real-time GPS powered by Flaik.
Basic Info:
• Registration available until 9am.
• Classes meet in the Kids’ Ski & Ride School3rd floor between 8:45am and 9:15am
• Full Day lessons run from 9.30am to 3pm and include lunch.
• Half Day lessons run from 12:30pm to 3pm and are sold day-of if space is available.

Winter Park Kids’ Lesson Season Pass for $1299!

March 11th, 2010

Posted In: Kid's Activities, Skiing

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