Sorry folks, I know there are probably a ton of posts on this but I thought it would be good to resurrect the topic.
So this weekend my 7 year old daughter and I hit the slopes. It was an epic day because she jumped a good two or three "levels" in her ability. She's been hitting easier double blacks off of the North Face Lift here in CB and skiing the other blacks for a while. But on Sunday, her aggression was over the top. She was ripping steep black groomers like International and Crystal top to bottom. She was carving so well that on more than one occasion I noticed her inside hand almost touching the snow (turns out she was doing it on purpose). I had trouble actually staying in her trenches at times. She was jumping off of anything and even dropped a small 8 footer twice. We skied until 4pm and at the end of the day my legs were actually tired. A first for skiing with my kids.
That's everything that we as parents dream about right? I spent some time during the day giving her pointers about bumps and carving etc but I didn't spend that much time giving her lessons on safety. At one point she was carving huge GS turns down International and my GPS basically clocked her going 30. The slope was empty so it wasn't a concern but in retrospect, I realized that I should have been at least walking her through danger/threat assessment.
I don't want to be a buzz kill but I feel that unless I spend some time telling her how to make good decisions I am just arming her with the skills to do damage to her or someone else. My sister suggested having a discussion at the top of each run about what to remember and what to watch out for. Good idea, but does anyone else have any routines or things they do?