How to tell if your child is ready to begin skiing
You can introduce your child to skiing or snowboarding from as young as three years old at most UK indoor snow centres like The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead. That said, its important to wait until your child is ready and they could be four or five before they have:
1. Body strength: Unsurprisingly, your child will need to be able to walk properly before you strap them into skis! As skiing can be quite tiring, you should make sure they’re able to cope with the physical demands of it. If they’re running around at home (which kid doesn’t?) and seem to have endless amounts of energy, they’re probably ready to tackle a new activity.
2. A good attention span: Learning something new requires a certain level of attention - we all know how easily kids can get distracted. You’ll want to make sure your child is mature enough to concentrate on what their ski instructor is saying before you commit them to several sessions at a kids’ ski school.
3. A genuine interest in learning to ski: If you really want your kids to lean to ski, one of the worst things you can do as a parent is pushing them when they’re not really that interested! Make sure they’re up for a skiing adventure and get them really excited about skiing before before you book your first family ski holiday.