I will try to help the best I can. I am not really a good explainer at things, but I think I can help with what kids think at that age since I recently started to grow up (I'm 14). I started to ski when I was 10, but I decided to snowboard instead because when I tried it I liked it better and a lot of my friends did. I think it is a good idea taking group lessons, because I took private lessons, and I disliked them. I don't know if this is how he is or if he will like them better. Since this question is titled how to get my son into snowboarding, I will say that kid's won't like taking lessons ALL the time. They will enjoy lessons when they are first starting expecially if they are nervous and scared, like I was. But after that, they want to actually snowboard. For example-When I started skiing, my mother made me take lessons. one private, 2 group, and I pretty much learned the same things in all of them. Then I wanted to start actually skiing, even though I just wanted to go on the bunny hill. However, she insisted that I take more lessons. I took a few more lessons after that and then got so bored, I wouldn't take any more. (I was about 9-10 at this time.) I don't know if this is why I started to dislike skiing, but more likely just because I wanted to snowboard instead. What I would do is ASK your son after he takes a lesson or to if he wants to try to actually ride. Actually let him use his new found snowboarding skills instead of just relearning them in lessons. Imagine learning how to do something new and getting good at it, but then never getting to do it. Actually letting him snowboard will be the best way to get him to like it. Also, for sure if he likes it and you take him often buy a new board for him, they aren't that much, expecially used. (I am selling the board I used around that age with bindings and boots for 130$) he will like it much more then renting. I hope I helped and good luck!
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