On New Years eve we took him skiing for the first time to our local hill, Martock, a small 4 run hill outside Halifax, NS. I did two runs with him on the bunny hill, but I have no idea how to teach a total noob to the sport. I just held his shoulder and went strait down the slope. I did this twice to get him aclimatized to the sensation of skiing and to give a brief introduction to the rope tow. After that he spent an hour and a half with an instructor, Talos, who did more with him than I could have in days! We did a couple of more follow-the-leader runs down the bunny hill before taking a break for lunch.
After lunch we hit the bunny hill again and after three passes, my son says "Ok daddy, I'm ready". "Ready for what?" says I. "For that" he replies, while pointing to the chair lift! I asked him again, if he was sure about the chair and he confirmed his readiness. Ok, then off we go!
We did about 7 runs from the top and I took this short vid on one the runs.
I just can;t believe how well he picked up on the skill! He had a couple of scares with icy conditions on a steeper pitch, but other than that he was good to go.
Anyway, now my wife and I are thinking that a trip to Quebec (Ste Anne and/or Le Massif) may be in order for March Break! Suggestions?!?
Thanks for letting me share (and brag :-)