Please search other posts on this subject to add a bit of depth and dimension prior to making any purchase.
In many cases, 4 year olds do not adapt well to skiing. Ski-Wee is probably the best way to go but be sure to call ahead because it's often difficult to ge in.
The folks in the kids programs are well equiped in most cases to deal with all of the problems unique to children.
Please don't (IMHO) waste your money and take "hit or miss" on a private lesson with the average line instructor if you can't get her into Ski-Wee. We get a lot of kids just dumped on us and the parents have some wierd notion that they will come back after an hour and have a "ski buddy" for life.
In the kids programs, they play games and have a "magic carpet" to get up the hill .... along with a lot of other kids and do a lot of "silly kid things" while getting used to being on skis.
Rent skis for the first few times and if your daughter takes to it you win the prize.
My daughter at five just wanted to play in the snow.
At the end of their first year, I purchased rental gear from a shop that had good stuff. Rossi Vipers, and then passed that down from an older daughter to younger son .... and then passed it once more to a younger cousin.
<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ February 20, 2002 01:16 PM: Message edited 1 time, by yuki ]</font>