LEARN TO SKI WITH MAX & ANDY

Learn to Ski Episode 3: It’s Your Kid’s First Day on Snow! Are They Ready?

Jan 27, 2019, 8:03 PM | Updated: Jan 28, 2019, 7:27 am

...

This article about your kid’s first day on snow is presented by Rocky Mountain Chevy Dealers and Ski Utah. 


It’s your kid’s first day on snow! Do you think they are ready to go? How did they do with the practice skiing on Carpet? Andy Phillips and his sons Max and Gus are ready to show you how you can move your kids from the carpet on to the fluffy white stuff!

 

What are the Expectations?

 

View this post on Instagram

 

“Don’t help me daddy, I can do it myself!” – Maximus each time we get off the lift 😆 #altamagic

A post shared by Andy Phillips (@andyphillips) on

Your child isn’t an adult so you have to equate in timing around naps and the length of time they should be out before getting tired. Also, take into consideration the weather and what to do if your child gets bored. And don’t forget the snacks! Some gummy bears or fruit snacks go a long way here. Make sure you have enough to cover the whole day out even you aren’t out the whole day. And make sure to bring enough for everyone! Not only your kids but you too!

Try Leveling Up

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Faceshots and a blower pow day at Alta with my fearless 4 year old. Maximus wanted nothing to do with the groomers. ❄️ #skiutah

A post shared by Andy Phillips (@andyphillips) on

Once you get them out with their boots on and ready to click into their skis, get them ready by starting out on a level surface, or as level as you can find. Then, once you have gotten your kids feeling comfortable on a level surface. Find an area with a little bit of a slope. nothing crazy, but just something to help them get their balance. Your ultimate goal is the bunny hill, but if they don’t get that far, if they are having a good time, all is well in the world.

Drill Progression

Just to reiterate: start by having them walking in boots, then help them put on their skis. Focus on thier bindings, and start with a flat ground where you are pushing/stepping on their skis. Start with mild slopes then work your way up to steeper so your kids have a nice natural progression.

Stay Tuned

 

View this post on Instagram

 

It continues to be a season for the ages at @altaskiarea with The Phillips Club! @shredoptics

A post shared by Andy Phillips (@andyphillips) on

There are more episodes of Learn to Ski coming your way sponsored by Rocky Mountain Chevy Dealers and Ski Utah to help your kids get started in the amazing powder that we are fortunate to have here in Utah. It’s the best snow on earth, don’t let your little ones miss out on it.

Learn to Ski with Max & Andy

...

Rocky Mountain Chevy Dealers and Ski Utah

Learn to Ski Episode 6: All of Your Kids Skiing Questions Answered

Andy Phillips talks to ski trainers from Solitude and a member of Ski Utah to get all of your kids skiing questions answered!

5 years ago

...

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHEVY DEALERS AND SKI UTAH

Learn to Ski Episode 5: Hitting the Slopes with Your Kids for the First Time

It's time to get the kiddos out on a real hill. Hitting the slopes for the first time with your kids, and how you can keep them safe.

5 years ago

...

Rocky Mountain Chevy Dealers and Ski Utah

Learn to Ski Episode 4: Getting Children Used to Being on the Snow

Andy, Max, and Gus go up the magic carpet to a smaller slope. Here is how you can get your kids ready for the slopes with some basics.

5 years ago

...

Rocky Mountain Chevy Dealers and Ski Utah

Learn to Ski Episode 2: Preparing For Kids’ First Time on the Utah Slopes

Heres how to get your kids prepared to ski by doing a few activities to make your little ones comfortable before they get out on the Utah slopes.

5 years ago

...

Rocky Mountain Chevy Dealers and Ski Utah

Learn to Ski Episode 1: Andy Phillips Shows Easy Ways to Get Kids Started Skiing

Let Andy Phillips and his son Max show you how you can get your little ones going on a pair of skis so your kids ski adventures can be a life long passion.

5 years ago

Sponsored Articles

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Give-A-Thon

The KSL Sports Zone, KSL 5 TV, FM100.3, 103.5 The Arrow, and KSL NewsRadio have teamed up to raise money for the kids being served by Primary Children’s Care!

ksl-sports-newsletter...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Learn to Ski Episode 3: It’s Your Kid’s First Day on Snow! Are They Ready?