My son turned 3 in September, and has been super excited to get out on the slopes with me. He skied one day last year (right before I blew out my knee in January which unfortunately ended both our seasons), but there is just a huge difference in his comprehension and physical capability at 3 compared to 2.
I had originally planned to do a parent and tot lesson program with him, but the program doesn't start until mid January, and I couldn't hold him out any longer. So I read what I could, and watched some videos (I thought these were excellent, btw http://www.teachchildrenskiing.com ), and have taken him out a couple of times. Neither hill had a magic carpet, but both had chair lifts oriented to young children with very gentle slopes of 700ft to 1000 ft long.
He's done great so far. He's very confident, posture is good, he's using a wedge very effectively to control his speed and stop, he's making it down the hill somewhat in control and without falling, and best of all, he's absolutely loving it!. The one area he has struggled with is turning. Actually, it's probably more accurate to say the one area I've struggled with teaching him is turning. I'm an advanced skier, and have had plenty of instruction myself, but translating that into figuring out how to teach a 3 y.o. to turn has proved challenging.
I plan to get him in lessons as soon as I can, but in the meantime, any tips you can offer on how best to teach him to turn would be much appreciated.