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Old 03-02-2011, 11:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so I have a daughter who is about to turn 2. The entire family (me, my wife and my son) all snowboard and I assume some day she will too but I haven't seen much on when to start a little one. The typical thing I see in skiing is at 2-3 and we have been talking about getting her out next year for pre-school stuff at our local mountain which is all skiing. But can we just skip the skiing step? Or will it be better for her in the long run?

Burton makes a 80cm Chicklet...do I get her on one as soon as she hits the bottom of the weight scale (35lbs)?
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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2 is young, does she have the upper body strength to stand up? Also getting on and off the lift might be a problem, you might have to help her on and off each time. I would start with ski school and maybe in a few years work on snowboarding but that is just me.
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Fuck what everyone else tells you if you want them to shred put them on a stunt stick or just slap a strap pad behind each binding on your shred sled and slip their foot in it and go down the hill.
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If she can walk and stand, go for it.....

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Started my son at 4 and he had heel edge slides and stops by the end of the season, and that was maybe 10 or so days on snow. Toe edges came the next year but not as easliy and had trouble linking turns. He started linking turns in his 3rd season at 6 yrs old.
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Lookit:

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