Thanks for the quick responses everyone. I would say he would take ski lessons since that pretty much is the best way to learn as a beginner. If he did hurt himself I wouldn't kill myself because people get hurt doing all kinds of things. I'm pretty sure he'd be taking lessons with my mother as well, and while they did that I'd go get some hard runs in then ski with him the rest of the day. I think the best thing to getting better at skiing is trying to ski with more advanced skiers so I'd push him on difficulty but not too much so that he'd hurt himself. You are correct Sharing the experience is a better way of wording it and thinking about it.
As for an adrenaline junky, not really, he likes doing those things only after he forced to. Ex: roller-coasters, swimming etc.
Originally Posted by Posaune
While I didn't go to Berklee, I have a BA Ed in music and a MMus which I got at the same time I was on ski patrol (at your home mountain, by the way). Does he work out, play a little basketball, touch football, or do anything else physical? Does he use a hammer to hang a picture? Ride a bike? I'd worry about those activities more than skiing.
I really wonder if this has to do with him worrying about hurting something.
I'm pretty sure you are correct, he tends to focus on one thing (in this case skiing) and thinks that he'll get hurt doing it. In all likely hood we are more likely to get in a car accident on the way. Thats pretty cool that you got a BA in music, possibly from Western? (just shooting in the dark on that guess). On a tangent, are the runs at baker longer? Which mountain do you prefer? Maybe some day if you don't mind you could teach me a thing or two at Stevens.
Nonetheless if he ultimately decides to go skiing the other problem that occurs is equipment. Since he'll only be here for 1-2 months. Renting is what I'm guessing.