Ski & Snowboard School that is… because I can not help myself I wanted to bring another round of friends to enjoy the mountains before January’s learn to ski & snowboard month was over! This time my learners were a mother + 2 daughter team. This gave us a great sampling in lessons, and lesson types Luckily we ended up at Windham Mountain their pros were ready and more than willing to take this team on.
Dropping little ones at ski school can seem totally daunting ~ Windham’s children’s learning center is super warm and cozy. They make this process so easy for both the parents & the kids to feel comfortable. the ski school staffers pretty much wisk your kids away in to a great playroom with a hug, take all their gear out of your arms and send you the parent on your way. this alleviates any anxiety & really doesn’t leave time for that second thought moment. the instructors spend some time with the kids off the snow, help them into their gear and take some time to build a rapport with your kiddos. the inside time definitely helps to improve the communication outside with small kids, they need to feel comfortable and Windham knows this. The girls had a great day and even got to ride the “big magic carpet” (~ S, age 6) ! not to mention the kids end their day with hot chocolate, a big pretzel & a movie ~ then get sent home with a report card for mom & dad.
Ok, so the kids are adorable and motivated but lets not forget about mom! we as parents are usually in second place to our kids, we take the leftovers so to speak. i’d say for the most part we do everything for our kids and sometimes get comfortable on the sidelines – the great beauty of skiing & snowboarding is it is an ultimate FAMILY sport, it’s something that we can enjoy with our kids and NOT just sit on the sidelines cheering them on! this mom is totally sporty, and fully committed to learning how to snowboard. She loved her private 2 hour private lesson, Her instructor took the time before the lesson to go over her gear, help her navigate getting in and out of her bindings and even made sure she had a neckie to keep her warm 🙂 She also got to ride the big magic carpet and gradated to a beginner chair lift. mom was left feeling confident, got the basics down and is ready to #keepridingforward !
Thank you Windham Mountain for hosting this trio, the service was top notch and everyone looks forward to more days on the snow! For my local east coast friends don’t forget to check out ISKINY.com for more #LSSM happens in this month and the rest of the winter. Happy riding!
xx Jen #getoutside #iskiNY #humanswerenevermeanttohibernate