I’ve never met an instructor who wasn’t eager to tell parents how, and what, their young skiers were learning; to describe what the school expected of the kids in the class; and to offer individual suggestions for helping their young ones when skiing with them on the mountain.

While skiing parents are seemingly incapable of skiing with their kids without correcting technical flaws, I implore you to resist this temptation until you’ve had an opportunity to chat with their instructor. Techniques change. Children are taught at a different pace than adults. Even if you recognize problems that you feel you can solve while on the mountain, go easy on your children and yourself until you’ve had that personal talk.

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