This weekend marks the beginning of the third year of racing for my 6 year old daughter (the original Lil’ Ripper). She is in a weekly program at our local mountain that runs for 14 weeks. Now, I am a former ski racer & coach, so many friends ask why I don’t just tea...
This is an excellent blog post from the good folks over at Born To Be Adventurous (www.borntobeadvenurous) about what equipment you should take to the hill for your lil' ripper to ensure that you have a great day:
When we go in for lunch, or for a quick warmup, my daughter insists on taking off her boots. Unfortunately, she then wants to either walk around a bit - or head down to the washrooms - which results in wet socks (and colder feet later).
Ever wonder if you are buying the right length of poles for your lil' ripper? It can be tough to estmate the added height of boots, endings, and skis when you are in the store. Also, how much are they going to grow this season?
The quickest way to divert your lil’ ripper’s attention from the fun of skiing / snowboarding is through an empty stomach. It seems that no matter how big or hearty of a breakfast we serve, there is no way to make it through to lunch without hearing “I’m hungry”.
As a child, I used to dread the walk from the parking lot to the ski lift. Walking in ski boots was never a lot of fun. As a parent, it is even less fun - because you are usually carrying excess (kids) equipment.
The sled is a good tool for toting really young kids and...