Wondering how to communicate skier safety guidelines to your child before they hit the slopes? This is an excerpt from a recent guest post I wrote for Park City Snowmamas.
What could be cuter than the sight of little kids zipping down the slopes on their itty-bitty skis and boards? I could hardly wait to get my daughters on the mountain for the first time, and my husband and I wanted their skiing debut to be absolutely perfect. Preparing for the big day went something like this:
- Book ski school reservation – Check
- Eat a healthy breakfast and drink plenty of water – Check
- Apply sunscreen and zip up snazzy ski suit – Check
- Click into tiny skis and fasten pink helmet – Check
- Observe, memorize, and adhere to the seven-point “Your Responsibility” Skier Safety Code – Um…What?
My kids get an earful of rules from me on a daily basis. Wash your hands, buckle your car seat, eat your vegetables…but on the slopes I wanted to be a fun ski mom, not a safety warden! Besides, teaching the Skier Safety Code is the instructor’s job, not mine – right? Wrong. It is up to us as parents to make sure that our children are following the same rules and etiquette of the mountain as everybody else.
Click over to Park City Snowmamas to read my tips about how to talk to your children about mountain safety. The Snowmamas website is a one-stop resource for vacationing with kids in Park City, UT.