Fernie sees thousands of new skiers on its Mighty Moose nursery slope and green Meadows trails every year – many of them young children experiencing their first day on the slopes, and learning skills that will last them a lifetime.
Getting your young family onto the slopes may seem like hard work – there’s the clothing and equipment to buy, the endless choices of ski-in or ski-out accommodation, and then the mad rush to get everyone dressed.
But when you see your little one taking their first run down the slope, shouting “Pizza! French fries!” and whooping with glee, it will all be worth it.
That’s why sports psychologist and former ski racer Dr Jim Taylor thinks skiing might just be “the best sport out there.”
The staff at Fernie Lodging Company loved his recent article in Ski Racing magazine about the benefits of skiing as a family.
As he points out, skiing is the only sport that can be done together with equal enjoyment and fulfillment by both a four-year-old and her father.
Skiing helps kids learn how to fall over and get back up again, and gives them social skills – as well as sporting skills – that will help them meet all kinds of interesting people during their lifetime.
So what are you waiting for? Book your family ski vacation at Fernie Alpine Resort!
Fernie ski resources for kids
• Fernie Alpine Resort has a dedicated ski school program for kids of all ages that will help them to learn to love skiing for life.
• Fernie Lodging Company is a community sponsor of Fernie Alpine Ski Team’s ski program for children aged five and above.
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About Dr. Jim Taylor
Dr. Jim Taylor has worked with many of America's leading junior
race programs as well as World Cup competitors from many countries.
is a clinical associate professor in the Sport&Performance
Psychology graduate program at the University of Denver.
Jim is the
author of Prime Ski Racing: Triumph of the Racer's Mind and his latest
parenting book is Your Children are Listening: Nine Messages They Need
to Hear From You.
Click here to go to Dr. Jim's archive or follow him on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.
Photo by Henry Georgi/RCR