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      01-06-2017 11:11 AM #1
      My son started ice skating when he was 4 and is now playing hockey at 5. He's already super excited about snowboarding but I decided to start him off on skis instead since I feel it'd be very easy for him to transition from skating to skiing versus to snowboarding.

      Personally, I started ice skating at maybe 8 years old. Then skateboarding seriously at 13 or so. Transitioned to snowboarding naturally by 18. Now pretty much just ski since I find it more relaxing! Anyway, my son's 5 now and we're starting skiing this season with him. Needless to say, we're all pretty excited!

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      03-06-2017 11:03 PM #2
      i started when i was 2 or 3, very earrly i no, but i can say this i do not remember learning, and in the past 7 years to teach my friends i had to think about what i was even doing and explain that to them

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      03-13-2017 12:52 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by stagz View Post
      i started when i was 2 or 3, very earrly i no, but i can say this i do not remember learning, and in the past 7 years to teach my friends i had to think about what i was even doing and explain that to them
      Do they even make equipment small enough for a 2-3 year old?

      That is definitely very young but toddlers are also very capable of learning and absorbing everything you throw at them, so I can see that. To be honest, I'm not even sure how to teach a young child how to ski or snowboard. As you said, it's just a natural effort that you really need to break it down to basics and actually think about what your body is doing and then break it down further into smaller, more focused individual skills!

    5. Yesterday 03:37 PM #4
      My mom started to teach me at about 5... I plan on starting my son next season, so about 2.5 years old. Get him onto tiny skis to walk around the backyard and slide down the hill. Just to get a feel for skis being 'normal'

      I just came back from skiing in Switzerland and there many 4 year olds in daily lessons. And a handful of 2-3 year olds with parents.
      Last edited by B_artman; Yesterday at 03:40 PM.

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