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I have enrolled my two kids into the minnows program  at winter park for the next three Sundays. They are 4 and 8 and have never skied before so i am hoping for a good experience for them. If anyone has done this before and has any tips /tricks for me i am open to the help. I will be skiing by myself so if anyone will be up there feb 22nd,march 1st or march 8th and wants someone to ski with,let me know.-Kieth

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I have enrolled my two kids into the minnows program  at winter park for the next three Sundays. They are 4 and 8 and have never skied before so i am hoping for a good experience for them. If anyone has done this before and has any tips /tricks for me i am open to the help. I will be skiing by myself so if anyone will be up there feb 22nd,march 1st or march 8th and wants someone to ski with,let me know.-Kieth


Have you looked around in the Family Skiing sub forum?

 

Are the kids boys or girls?  Main trick for a 4yo to leave before the kid is too cold or tired, even if "just one more run" is what's being requested.

 

Have heard from instructors that they really appreciate parents who make sure their kids have a good breakfast.

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Have you looked around in the Family Skiing sub forum?

 

Are the kids boys or girls?  Main trick for a 4yo to leave before the kid is too cold or tired, even if "just one more run" is what's being requested.

 

Have heard from instructors that they really appreciate parents who make sure their kids have a good breakfast.

 

My daughter is the four year old and my son is eight. The minnow program is 8:30 to 2:30 and i will be sure they get breakfast before arriving.

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Have you looked around in the Family Skiing sub forum?

 

Are the kids boys or girls?  Main trick for a 4yo to leave before the kid is too cold or tired, even if "just one more run" is what's being requested.

 

Have heard from instructors that they really appreciate parents who make sure their kids have a good breakfast.

 

My daughter is the four year old and my son is eight. The minnow program is 8:30 to 2:30 and i will be sure they get breakfast before arriving.


Assuming you are going alone, the issue might be that your son may be more than ready for some more runs after 2:30 but your daughter probably won't want to do much more than one extra run.  I've been doing weekend ski trips with a friend . . . girl is two years younger than her brother.  When she was 4, her mother (also learning) didn't get to do much skiing except during ski school hours.

 

For my daughter at age 4, I would take her in the lodge for a break after ski school.  Then we would go out for one run.  Sometimes I had to talk her into it.  I liked to see how she was skiing.  Afterwards, she usually wanted to play in the snow before going to the car.  I learned to bring an extra pair of gloves for snow play.

 

With my friend's son, even when he was 7, he was more than ready for another couple hours of skiing after ski school (9:30-2:00) since his lift ticket was good until 5:30.

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Assuming you are going alone, the issue might be that your son may be more than ready for some more runs after 2:30 but your daughter probably won't want to do much more than one extra run.  I've been doing weekend ski trips with a friend . . . girl is two years younger than her brother.  When she was 4, her mother (also learning) didn't get to do much skiing except during ski school hours.

 

For my daughter at age 4, I would take her in the lodge for a break after ski school.  Then we would go out for one run.  Sometimes I had to talk her into it.  I liked to see how she was skiing.  Afterwards, she usually wanted to play in the snow before going to the car.  I learned to bring an extra pair of gloves for snow play.

 

With my friend's son, even when he was 7, he was more than ready for another couple hours of skiing after ski school (9:30-2:00) since his lift ticket was good until 5:30.


 We will leave for home as soon as they are done ski school. I think they will be worn out by then anyways. We have to leave the house at about 6:00 am so we can hopefully beat some of the traffic and still get there in plenty of time.  I-70 on weekends is not much fun lol.  Getting them through the 3 Sundays and have them still enjoy skiing is my main goal so i will do whatever it takes to try and make this happen.

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