Ski Lessons: Day dos
First off- let’s talk gear.
There are great ways to get your little one set-up and support your budget. The first is looking at local ski shops that may have a grow and swap program. This can range from 300-450 dollars, but the benefit is you can trade in the gear yearly as your child continues to grow. Another option is looking at buying from ski rental places at the end of the season. My little one is petite and we were able to get her set up for $70 for skis and boots. The boots also adjust and since her feet are so tiny, we will have them for a few years. Another great option is going to ski swaps or play it again sports shops. The ski swap option is great if you know what you are looking for and happen to luck out on finding the right size for your little one.
Another very important factor is WARM clothing. I have a great second-hand clothing store by me and for two years I have found a Spider Ski Jacket for under $20.00. We have also been able to find great deals at Costco, including a helmet for $30.00. Whatever you choose, having warm base layers will make a difference in how the day is going to go for your child. A cold kid is a miserable one. I mean you wouldn’t want to be freezing on the mountain and neither would they!