At what age can my kids ski alone.
I have a daughter that is 8 and a good skier. She can ski the Midwest Blacks if she stays off the moguls.
My 5 year old is starting this winter and I know that when He hits the bunny hill with me, my daughter will not want to stay on that run. She can handle the lifts by herself and I can have her ski the run that feeds into the bunny hill so I can kind of keep my eye on her. I'm concerned that if something happens (she falls and gets hurt, gets run over, etc.) that she is not old enough to know what to do. This is a small Milwaukee area hill so you cannot really get lost and she stays on the groomed runs.
I do plan on getting her some private lessons as she enjoys them and it gets her on the harder runs. I'm also trying to get my wife to learn this year, so she can ski the bunny hill with my son!
Lastly, One of our babysitters likes to snowboard on the beginner or intermediate groomed trails, so I can pay for her to ski and they can ski together. That is my out when I can do it.
So, at what age can your kid ski alone?
(Look at the picture, I let her put on her own lift ticket. She never made that mistake again!)