I’m very excited to be a guest contributor to Ski Vermont’s All Mountain Mamas blog. My first post is about gearing up to start teaching Phoebe how to ski at Cochran’s Ski Area in Richmond. I hope you’ll follow my adventure with Phoebe this winter!

Our 3-year-old daughter Phoebe will learn how to ski in the Cochran’s Ski Tots program in Richmond. It’s funny — I remember trying to teach friends how to ski over the years, and it never went particularly well. I lacked patience and offered vague tips that weren’t very effective (Bend your knees! Just try! Watch me!). I would cringe when I tried to imagine teaching Phoebe how to ski and giving her that same unhelpful advice.

I want to share Phoebe’s first experiences as a skier and give her as much confidence as possible. Just like I was there for her first words and first steps, I want to be there for her first snowplow. Cochran’s 30-year-old Ski Tot program offers a unique opportunity to teach parents how to teach their kids to ski. Brilliant!!

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  • I am doing the ski tot program in Feb with my 4 yr old Charlie – he has taken 1 lesson before. I am excited to see how he progresses and to be a part of the Cochran’s ski family…B

    • That’s great, Brian! My daughter has made great progress over the last couple of weeks. I’m sure your son Charlie will enjoy it! It’s physically exhausting on some levels but also so very rewarding and FUN! Thanks for saying hello. -Erica

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