Last yr i tried starting my 3-y/o with skiing because we couldnt find snowboard stuff for him. Got him on a scooter lessons and he HATED it. Clumsy, annoyed, did not enjoy it at all; the lesson was pretty much a waste.
Then we went to Mt Seymour and they had scooter gear for snowboarding... it was still a bit too big for him, but doable; and he had a blast. Absolutely loves boarding, and he was actually pretty good at it. We got a board with a leash and basically pulled him all over the place until he got the balance and feel down, then got him on very minor slopes to slide by himself. By the end of the day he was doing the bunny hill (this one had no lift, just a magic carpet. Riding that magic carpet up was basically his motivation to go down the bunny hill).
The major problem i find is discipline. At that age he didn't/doesn't understand danger... He's 4 now, but i think still not quite there in terms of discipline. Basically, he was stoked to try what the guys on tv did (the 'guys on tv' being Travis Rice and Art of Flight) and wanted to go kinda too big.
So yea.... there is small gear out there. Maybe not perfect, but at least doable. Prepare to be VERY patient and it will also be a workout, so you may be exhausted at the end of the day. But it's worth it.
I'm going to keep renting and taking him at least a couple of days of mild boarding, work on his balance and discipline, until i find some gear that he wont outgrow in a season.
Last edited by F1EA; 12-10-2013 at 11:21 AM.