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!!