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Starting the Next Generation

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This is my 50th season of skiing, and today, which may be the same date (or at least it's really, really close) that I began skiing in 1963, I took my 5 year old grandson skiing for his first time at Mt. Baker.  We just messed around a little, got him used to the feel of the skis and ran up the handle tow a few times to experience that.  Later we did some sledding.  But here it is, 50 years later and I'm doing it all over again.  What a kick!

 

Here we are:

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post #2 of 10

way to go, that's what we are supposed to do, get them into it and hooked, nice looking place in the background.

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He's doing fine.  I had to do that yesterday to get my panicking, whimpering TEN year old down the steeper part of a fairly challenging BLUE run yesterday.  In all fairness, I've skied blacks that were flatter and wider.  But it was still a bit embarrassing..... especially because I stopped halfway down off to the side and redface.gif sat for a few minutes to catch my breath.  A ski patrol came by and checked on us.  She carried our poles while I took him the rest of the way back to the green terrain hahaha. 

 

 

Had the same kid on the bunny hill for similar runs at age 5 with his younger sis but didn't get to take him often enough for it to really add up.  He's fine on all greens now, but lacks confidence for the steeper terrain. I need to either ease him up to more challenging terrain more gradually or find another way to motivate him like another ski buddy closer to his current level... group lessons would do that.

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That is so cool.  One of the best things of life.  Keep us posted on how the grandson days go.  Most of all enjoy it.

 

Oldest son and daughter-in-law are pushing me to take the grandson.  Keep telling them,'not till he is potty trained.'  They don't see why that is such an issue.  The kid just turned 1 in September.

post #5 of 10

Glad to read this.  Great way to start the new  year.  I started my children nearly 30 years ago, and look forward to seeing my granddaughter start. She can't possibly stick in Hawaii....I'm sure they will  be back!

 

Good attitude, keeping the pace at the kid's level, and letting his interest move things forward.

post #6 of 10

Okay, two things:

 

First, so so cool to share the stoke and propagate the passion!

 

Second, Posaune and Telerod15 separated at birth.  Who knew?

post #7 of 10

Nice. My son has now evolved to beating me to my favorite lines on powder days. Lines I showed him when he was little. hissyfit.gifnot reallybiggrin.gif

post #8 of 10

Great stuff. 

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That is so cool.  One of the best things of life.  Keep us posted on how the grandson days go.  Most of all enjoy it.

 

Oldest son and daughter-in-law are pushing me to take the grandson.  Keep telling them,'not till he is potty trained.'  They don't see why that is such an issue.  The kid just turned 1 in September.


have just about the exact picture as Pousane starting my 2 daughters out down at Baker around 2-3, and now with the first grandchild expected in April both daughters think I should start the grandkid earlier. I think walking first is a better plan, potty training is a bonus.  

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The little guy will remember the day, and his love for gramps, for the rest of his life! 

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