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looking for ski buddies for my Dauther - President day

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I am planning to take my dauther to Blue Mt (PA)on the Presidents day[next monday). She is 8yo and pretty good skier. None of her close friends can ski, so it would be nice to get some company. PM me if you are taking your child skiing too. I am open to other places within reasonable distance from Philly burbs.
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I am planning to take my dauther to Blue Mt (PA)on the Presidents day[next monday). She is 8yo and pretty good skier. None of her close friends can ski, so it would be nice to get some company. PM me if you are taking your child skiing too. I am open to other places within reasonable distance from Philly burbs.

Do they have a program for kids?  Some ski places have a program that you can put your kids into so they have someone to ski with in their own age group and ski ability. 

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I think they do, but it is not what I am looking for. the only program she could benefit from is the racing, but its schedule conflicts with other things she is doing during the year. I thought that skiing together with someone of similar abilities would be fun for kids, apparently, it is not the case here. Anyway, we are heading tomorrow with our friend and his dauther.
The problem is, that other girl just can not keep up. I am not bragging how good my dauther is, she just needs someone who is better, just to reach to the next level.
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Hope ya find a partner for your daughter!

 

My daughter is 8 and enjoyed a class.  Got her into a bit o practice where an expert (I'll presume) gave her guidance and while a bit what I consider pricey, was a worthwhile cost to help push her up even further.  This at Steamboat for ~$140/day, ouch. 

 

However, I can say if your daughter is proficient and comfy with the area, then let her set a path and ski with her.  My most favorite aspect of skiing is doing so with my kids leading my wife and I about the hill.   We loved that this year she was skiing Hot Cakes at the boat, an easier short black/blue non piste run that until our oldest daughter rode it, my wife and I likely would be too fretful to try.  Well, all fun to hit some wide trees and since she's young, taken at a pace I can handle, somewhat what turned out to be a level of passage to show she can do most anything on the hill.

 

Given you may be a upper level skier, but i'd argue you can't exchange those times with the kids for anything, and not saying your trying to exchange.  I have some sore knees skiing the green catwalks just to hang with the kids ... i'ld never exchange the time together even though at the time I'd just wonder ... why am i paying for lifts just to ski green.   An sincerely, not trying to put  a guilt trip, just tossing out the idea just in case.   consider too the end of day runs, when in classes all my kids seem to remember the time on runs me and wife spent with em, just slow easy end of day runs to show us where they made some trackes .. they get to lead, and somehow the bar of Hershey's helped goat em if they were wore out.  

 

So, if you get a few last runs with em, these they somehow seem to remember.   Wish I were out in PA with my youngest, would love to set her up with a "friend" ....

 

and in thinking this after all the typing, I guess you will likely ski with your kid and anyone else hooking up .. 8yr old is pretty young to say "have fun, see ya later" .. duh, sorry!   Just thinking of how much fun my kids had in class!

 

hope ya find a bear or two for your daughter and you!  have a great Time!!!

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Pete,
You got it right, I really enjoy skiing with my child, I always do. We had a really good time that Monday at Blue, despite that our friend cancelled in the very last moment. Great weather, no crowds, surprisingly for the Presidents day weekend - what else to wish for?
When I was looking for the ski buddy, I did not mean to free up myself, she is not holding me back anymore. Just wanted her to have more fun skiing with the another child- oh, well...

Couple weeks before we had a friends reunion at Whiteface - my favorite place in NE. There were 4 families there, and 4 girls 8-9 yo, everybody can ski pretty well. The girls had a blast - they sort of encourage each other to be better. We let them to ride gondola independently, they seem to enjoy it as well.Somebody from parents was still following them on the trail, but the kids could pick a path themselves. Great way to learn, and estimate the surroundings, I think.
Anyway, hope for the next time.
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