Our six year old just started "getting it" at the end of last ski season. She followed up with a fantastic summer on the dirt bike (started jumping!!)
Just last week she was really excited to get back on the skis and as luck would have it, we got dumped on.
It was the first snow and our property doesn't have enough base yet, so we took to the roads around our house. It's 95% second homes and so the roads are empty this time of year. They are private roads, so this is all legal as far as I know lol.
She skied her little butt off... Friday night, all day Saturday and 1/2 of Sunday. Over 50 runs in total ~ 15 miles. She's ready for the resorts, which means we (mum and dad) get to join in the fun.... instead of playing lift operator. It's going to be a great year and all the hard work we've put in over the years has payed off. Little sis was also in on the action on Sat/Sun. Mum got in serious trouble for tracking out her powder when running beside her. "GET OUT MY POW MOMMIE!!!"
The Forester XT makes for a great ski lift. We hammered out the runs quicker than any resort!