AT WHAT AGE CAN I PUT MY CHILD ON SKIS?

Sledge, mini-skis, snow garden… Find out from what age to put your child on skis and how to introduce them to the first sensations of sliding.

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FROM THE AGE OF 1 ½ - 2, GLIDING GENTLY

There is not an exact age to initiate the little ones, it all depends on them. Can our child walk, run, fall and get up on his/her? 

He/she's starting to get bored just sledging?You can start their ski initiation gently.

But first of all, dress and equip them correctly, so that they can enjoy their first slides warm, dry and serenely!

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To teach them how to stay upright on their skis, try to pull them with a pole.

And for your pleasure along with yours, don't hesitate to take them under your arms, between your legs and push them gently on the snow..

Even if they"sit down", they will not pick up bad habits and sharing this moment with them will be your greatest reward.

WEDZE TIPS

As soon as they want to stop, even if they have just put on the skis, listen to them. And conversely, do not hesitate to stop them after 20 to 30 minutes.

The cold, the clothing, the equipment, all these things are very tiring for your children. As long as they they keep fond memories of their first time on skis

3 YEARS OF AGE: THE SNOW GARDEN SO THEY LEARN THE BASICS

From 3 years old, your children can spend time at the Snow Garden.

Accompanied by certified ski instructors, in a universe dedicated to children and adapted to their size, nothing like it to get them sliding and having a fun at the same time.
A few hours spread over the holidays and your little one will quickly gain confidence on their little skis.

Your children need time to acclimatize and get their bearings?

In the Snow Garden, the instructors will let them observe, play, jump and slide in the snow with their ski boots and their little skis.It’s not trivial, they become familiar with snow and their equipment.

For 30mins to 1hr maximum, their little legs will have had enough!

And ski must remain fun.Take advantage of the rest of the day for quieter activities, such as sledging.

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4 years of age: THE REAL LESSONS BEGIN!

At 4 years old, when your child has familiarized themselves with the snow and its equipment, they can start skiing lessons calmly and start skiing on the real slopes with an instructor.

Group lessons are organised by age and level. The rhythm of the morning and family strolls in the afternoon are possible, provided you respect meal breaks and calm moments so as they don't get exhausted too quickly.Note that a beginner will not be able to keep up with your pace for an entire afternoon.It's up to you to adapt your speed and your route so that this outing is beneficial for them.

Finally, for ski holidays with your family and peace of mind, you can opt for resorts labeled "Family Plus" where the families are especially thought of with activities and workshops adapted to keep the little ones occupied during the day.

Now that you know from what age and how to introduce your children to skiing, all you have to do is decide when.Why not this winter?

At what can you put children on skis?

Chloé

Wedze communication team, made up of skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts

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