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First season as a family

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I grew up skiing around New England more than 30 years ago.  My wife is from South America, and actually loves skiing.  So she is in.  We moved to Phoenix AZ about 7 years ago, and have only gone skiing a few times over the years.  Last year we were back east for a week during all the snow storms.  We took the kids (my son is 10 my daughter is 6) skiing, got them lessons and had a great day.  They love to ski too.  I've been waiting to get back into skiing for about 8 years now, and this season we are all set.

 

We have a week planned in Utah the first week of March, and are looking to get a season pass to one of the mountains here in AZ.  My wife and I are shopping for skis on ebay currently, and can't wait.  I remember when I was in high school seeing dads with their little kids skiing, and the little kids were fearless and tearing it up.  I can't wait to start some of those great memories for my family.

 

Just thought I would share, as we are already getting excited.

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Skiing is a great gift to give your family. I'm so glad my mom and dad were skiers! Their enthusiasm for this sport passed on to me, and I passed it on to my kids. Thanks for the affirmation, sawyer1370!

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Yea, I think back to when I was growing up, my parents didn't ski, they sat in the lodge and read books and stuff.  Man I don't know if I could endure a whole day in the lodge without getting out on the slopes.  I'm sure glad my parents did though!

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I grew up skiing around New England more than 30 years ago.  My wife is from South America, and actually loves skiing.  So she is in.  We moved to Phoenix AZ about 7 years ago, and have only gone skiing a few times over the years.  Last year we were back east for a week during all the snow storms.  We took the kids (my son is 10 my daughter is 6) skiing, got them lessons and had a great day.  They love to ski too.  I've been waiting to get back into skiing for about 8 years now, and this season we are all set.

 

We have a week planned in Utah the first week of March, and are looking to get a season pass to one of the mountains here in AZ.  My wife and I are shopping for skis on ebay currently, and can't wait.  I remember when I was in high school seeing dads with their little kids skiing, and the little kids were fearless and tearing it up.  I can't wait to start some of those great memories for my family.

 

Just thought I would share, as we are already getting excited.



Good choice with Utah! Be sure to ski Little Cottonwood if possible!

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We have been a ski family for about 14 years now.  Best money that we ever spent!.  My son was independant on skis by his third birthday and my daughter by her fourth.  Have been skiing together ever since - (they are now 14 and 16).  We have lots of great memories of skiing - the first double black for my boy and his skiing into a tree well - my daughter doing a 2000 ft vertical bump run non-stop and me trying to keep up - their first powder day - watching them race - and on and on.  You should consider getting your kids into a freeride or race program.  Both mine have been in a race program.  The skill set that they have developed is amazing and something that they will keep the rest of their lives.  They have developed friendships with really great kids who have a similar love of skiing, and my wife and I have also developed friendships with parents who love to ski.  The only difficulty now is keeping up with the kids.

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My parents never skied, and I didn't start to ski til' I was around 20. My boys are 9 and 6 and try to ski with them as much as possible, it is a great family gift. Cherish every minute with them as they grow up so fast.   Dave

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Canadian, I did some racing back in the day, so I know how much that improves your skiing, having to be right on the very edge and being able to learn how to be in control there.  It's amazing what that does to your ability I agree.  I would love for my kids to get that into it, but we'll see where it goes.  I just want to have fun and let them have fun.  

 

NTO, I skied Snowbird once 20 years ago and the memories are still vivid.  We are going to look into which mountains we will ski while we are there, but that one is on the short list for sure!

 

 

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