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Don’t miss “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month” for your kids!

By Alyssa Erickson Sun Dec 27 2015

Welcome back from the holiday frenzy! Ready to relax and ski now?! We are!

 

Every year we dive into the holiday season head first. Momentum slows slightly after Christmas morning, and by the time New Year’s Day rolls around, we are barely limping along…

By January 10th I rebound only to realize that I’ve ONCE AGAIN missed most of ‘Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month’ and hence missed the opportunity for my kids to learn alongside their peers for consecutive weeks at Snowbasin Resort.

Don’t be like me!

Snowbasin Resort offers many programs such as the Wildcats, a multi-week program through the month of January. This program focuses on building ski skills, confidence and friendships within the Snowbasin community for 5 consecutive weeks.

Can’t commit to 5 weeks? Opt for a single, double or triple day group lesson, and enjoy a date with your spouse!

Deal of the month: 

Snowbasin is offering $45 LSSM beginner lessons on Saturday, January 23rd – that includes lift, lesson and rental and has some restrictions:

$45 for an all day lesson, lift and rental

  • Ages 13+
  • Register at least 7 days in advance at 801-620-1015
  • Must mention Ski Utah Learn to Ski/Ride Program to qualify for the discount
  • First time skiers and riders only
  • Check in at the Learning Center at least 45 minutes before your lesson start time.

Snowbasin has adjusted their snow sports school lessons to make them all-day, allowing ample time for learning and integrating skills. Snowbasin uses Terrain Based Learning for beginner skiers that uses purpose built snow features to help in body positioning and movement. For kids, terrain based learning brings back a lot of the fun with features such as rollers, banked turns, and a mini-pipe.

 

Why Group Lessons for my Kids?

When our kids were younger, we were (and still are) all about teaching the kids to ski ourselves. We love our time together exploring the mountain and we love having a first-hand seat as we watch our kids progress and grow.

But here are the many benefits of group lessons:

Friendships - If you have a reluctant or unmotivated skier, a few other kids to ski with might change this. We all desire community and a sense of belonging, providing opportunities for our kids to meet and adventure with other kids is a gift.

 

Outside Instruction - Often our kids respond better to the instruction of others rather than us. The Snowbasin instructors provide a new and different perspective on our child’s skiing, which in turn will enlarge their skill set.

 

Confidence - Nothing motivates the kids to learn, excel and get better than surrounding them with other kids that are doing the same in a positive environment. Our kids return from ski lessons with huge smiles and a hunger to ski more, something this ski mom and dad approve of!

 

A day off for Mom and Dad - Yes! After teaching three little kiddos to ski, I found myself honestly wondering if I could still “hold my own” on anything harder than a blue run! Time to ski the more difficult terrain is limited for us as parents, so we make the most of these ski school days!

 

Now is the time, don’t spend the rest of the season wishing you’d signed those kids up for lessons! Do it now.

See you on the mountain!



 

Alyssa Erickson
I am a wife, mom, rock climber, skier, coffee lover and all around adventure lover with a passion for writing. I have my B.A. in English Literature from the University of Colorado and am the founder of KidProject.org. I live and play near the Wasatch Range, partnering with my husband and teaching my kids to make the most of life and the One who gave it to us.

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