How to teach the little ones to ski

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By Mountain Mama \ November 10 2009 \ 3 Comments

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For many years, I've been a working Mom; a Broadcast Meteorologist in the television world. This year, I'm a stay at home Mom to a 2 and 4 year old. As far as blogging goes, I've never done it and have really fought the wave of technology. This blog will be a learning experience for me and hopefully will progress as I head through the winter. Heck, I can't even figure out a text on my phone!

So, what do I have to do with this ski thing?  Being in the TV world for years, I've been closely associated with Ski Utah and all the Utah ski resorts. I know Utah's weather well as I've been forecasting it for 12 years.  When I decided to hang up my Broadcast hat, my Mom hat came on. My "blog beat" this winter will be a journey... A journey with my 4 year old daughter and my 2 year old son in learning to ski. Myself...not a great skier. I'm your average blue slope skier.  So, what's the best way to teach the little guys? How should I dress them?  What do you do with them when they want to ski only 2 hours and you want to get 5 hours in?  What about daycare?  Should you do private or group lessons?  What about other activities?  Are there other great activities to do other than skiing when you visit Utah?  What if you want a dinner WITHOUT kids, is that available?

And...does Utah really have the "Greatest Snow on Earth".  I'll be giving my weather insights as well.

I'm not saying my way is the best, I will be looking for great feedback for better ways.  I'm your "average" skier who has 2 kids and wants to learn how to enjoy the mountains, the resorts and teach the kids how to ski.  After all, I didn't learn until I was in my 20's. I think the earlier the better is the way to go.

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So Halloween has gone, the leaves are still on the trees;  my little Princess and Clown await a fun journey this winter :)

Jodi Saeland is a part-time KSL Meteorologist and full-time Mom of an 10-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son. Follow Jodi as she explores the trials and triumps of skiing with your kids. Gain practical real-world advice on how to pack, dress, communicate and ski with your kids on Utah's famous slopes. How to be a skier while having an avid, excited budding snowboarder!

With her experience as a meteorologist, Jodi shares a bit of knowledge about Utah’s weather forecasts and The Greatest Snow on Earth®