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Old 09-20-2011, 09:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My husband (advanced skier) and our two kids (3yrs and 6yrs, their first winter holiday) and I (snowboard beginner) are planing a trip in December.
What is the youngest age to start boaring for children? And waht is the best age?

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Old 09-20-2011, 09:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Younger the better. Can pick up the sport much quicker and less timid in challenging situations. Perhaps have better chance becoming a pro snowboarder
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The older one will be able to get in to lessons. You will be hard pressed to find a place with lessons for the 3y/o on a board. If your gonna teach them yourself you will be great to start them young.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I plan on getting my daughter on a board next year. She'll be three then.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have a 4.5 year-old boy that loves the idea of skiing/boarding with me and always talks a big game. I took him up last year when he was almost 4 but put him on skis. He loved it, but didn't have much interest in learning, he just liked heading straight down the hill going fast and relied on me to catch him at the bottom.

I'd love to hear about people with experience putting a 4-year-old on a board...maybe even in lessons. Can they pick it up as fast as skiing? My main goal for this year is to get him on the hill and able to go down by himself so he can ski/ride while I'm on my board....just the bunny hill, but enough that we can do it together.

So like the OP questions, ski lessons or board lessons for a 4-year-old?
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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pshhh i wish i started at 3. I would be amazing by now! If the kids are up for it and enjoy it theres no problem taking the 3 y/o out. Of course just dont force them to like it. Even if it isnt appealing right now it might be later on. Wouldnt want to turn them off of it from tbe get go.
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Whenever I have kids it'll probably be skiing at first then boarding. Put them in the school, that way you can go ride all day
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i think 3 would be the right age to start.i'm taking my grandson this season and he will be 3 then for a ski lesson first and see how that goes.but your 6 yr old should be good for it. my niece started at 5 yrs old but did not really enjoyed it cuz we tried to teach her and that was not really a good idea.she is 8 now and really enjoys every minute of it. btw, we had her go to lessons and stayed away from her and that really helped out a lot. goodluck with your kids and hope they enjoy it.
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