However, the fact that they did spend time in various ski schools did not eliminate what I feel keenly is the responsibility of all parents of kids on the mountain - the teaching of manners and safety.

We tried to instill in our daughters such habits as never stopping where other skiers couldn’t easily see them; not skiing, or stopping, too close to others; never deliberately schussing down the trail at speeds beyond their ability to control; avoiding skiers below them; being patient in lift lines; offering a helping hand to any skier having special problems or involved in an accident.

Very early in their ski years we also taught them what the various signs meant - the green, blue, and black markers, TRAIL CLOSED, and DANGER, among others. Once they reached an age where they could
understand trail maps, we played a special game: “Getting From Here to There.” My wife or 1 would suddenly hand the girls a map and say, in effect, “We’re lost. Can you find on the map where we are?”

Once they found the spot, we’d point to another trail and say, “You’ve got to get us over there. You’ve got the map.”

Eventually - sometimes with a hit of judicious help - they’d lead us to the new trail. By the time they were eight map reading was old hat. to these redheads, who actually never wore hats - unless the weather was brutal and their mom insisted.

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