introduce children to skiing

This winter you dream of showing your children the pleasures of the snow? This is a very good idea, and for that Antoine gives you his tips for initiating your little champions to the joys of skiing.

introduce children to skiing

FROM 3 YEARS OF AGE: 
LEARNING THE EQUIPMENT

Your children walk...You can put them on skis, in the "snow garden", ski club for the little ones.They can get used to the equipment. They learn to move around with their boots on, then on their skis by walking, turning around, on the flat.

the snow garden
introduce children to skiing

AT 4/5 YEARS OF AGE: 
STOPPING, CONTROLLING SPEED

Your children start to slide on a very gentle slope. It's time for the snow plough and their very first turns. They learn to go down controlling their speed sp that they can stop. As future champions, they begin to go up the slope on a magic carpet or with a mechanical rope.

introduce children to skiing

WEDZE'S TIP:the initiation ski harness!

The ideal companion for learning to ski, is the SKIWIZ harness!
Reassuring as much for the child as for the parents, it accompanies serenely the little ones in their ski discovery. 
Thanks to its strap, you will guide the child and control their speed with ease!
Discover our advice for using the harness correctly right here!

AT 5/6 YEARS OF AGE: 
TURNS AND PARRALEL SKIS

Now that they are going like real budding skiers, head to the ski lifts to learn how to do big turns. This is the perfect time to take out your cameras to immortalize this magical moment.

The skis start to be parallel, your children will soon be following you. Prepare yourself for great moments ...

the snow garden

2/ MY ADVICE "SKIING AS A FAMILY AND GOOD SPIRIT "

Some tips to maximize the pleasure of these intense moments:

- Autonomy

Autonomous on the slopes, your budding skiers will be delighted to show you what they are capable of doing. In confidence, they will be able to progress and reveal the champion who is lieing dormant!

- Adaptation

By adapting your itinery, you will avoid scares, and their progress will be even faster.

- Sliding and fun

Do you love skiing because it's fun?Them too!The slopes and the edges of the slopes are your playgrounds, they will become theirs very quickly.

- Security

Do you know that little ones don't have the same notion of danger as you? It is up to you to remain vigilant on the slopes, and to guide them for more safety: position yourself in front of them and impose a trajectory, because left to themselves they will go straight down.

- Respect

Like on the road, there are rules to follow on the slopes:priority to the downhill skier, look carefully before setting off again if you've stopped, always remain in control of your speed. Good rules that your little ones will master very quickly…

- Take time to have breaks 

Hot chocolate, pancakes, scenery… any excuse is a good one so the legs of your little champions catch their breath, and yours too.

The snowy slopes, hot chocolates and giggles are all yours, have fun and enjoy your skiing!

introduce children to skiing

ANTOINE BOUVIER

Wedze product engineer and ski instructor

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