We're going to Marmot Basin next week. My daughter is 4y3m. She skiied last year 4 times, twice on the Marmot magic carpet hill and took a lesson there. She did okay but didn't have a lot of strength in her legs. This year, we've skiied 3 times at local hills (not mountains) and the last time, she was going down the magic carpet hill by herself (steeper than the one at Marmot) and did about 7 green runs. The first couple runs she'd purposely fall when turning and we'd pick her back up. But the last several she went down and pizza-ed to slow down and would turn with airplane arms. If she forgot it was easy to just call out to her and she'd follow instructions. No falling and no help from us needed. She was skiing with 80cm skis.
We're buying the kids skis so we can skip the rental lines at Marmot so for this season, they will be used 3 times. For this kid, the 80's are at her collar bone. Pretty much perfect. Too short for next year though, right?
The 90's are are touching under her nose. Too long for this year? But likely good for next year.
I don't want to hinder her skiing as she did so well last time we were out that I'd like to continue to build on that. So if the 80's are needed for that, I'll go with it and sell them next year. But if the 90's will be ok, it sure would be nice to have them last longer.
There are a set of 88's too but not sure that's enough of a savings over the 90's to make a difference?
Oh, she's 33-34 pounds and 41" tall.
Thanks for any input!
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