Family Winter Sports Guide 2018

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10 Tips for Keeping Kids Happy On the Ski Slopes This Winter

Make sure your kids have a positive experience skiing or snowboarding from the very beginning, which increases the odds that they will keep after it and enjoy the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of winter sports for years to come. These tips will go a long way toward reaching that goal!   Don’t push beginners …

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Photos of kids in a group ski lesson standing in front of a marked trail.

Learn To Ski Programs in Spokane and North Idaho for Kids & Families

If your children, or perhaps your entire family, are brand new to the world of alpine winter sports, then this article is especially for you. Local resort learn-to-ski programs and ski schools can help you reach your goal of becoming a ski or snowboard family who has fun together on the mountain after one season. …

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Lessons Learned: How to Teach Your Kids to Ski or Snowboard

“Pizza!” “French fries!” It’s not what’s for lunch on the bunny hill; parents are calling out instructions to their little skiers, teaching how to snowplow to control speed and stop (pizza), and how to initiate downhill movement with parallel-positioned skis (fries). Once kids have mastered these and S-turns, it’s time for parallel turns and hockey …

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Photo of Vance Ghezzi posing.

Idaho’s Talented Young Snowboarder: Silver Mountain’s Vance Lazarus

A true weekend warrior, 11-year-old Vance Lazarus gets up with his dad at 5:30 a.m. on winter mornings. This early wake up call is the weekend routine for the local Silver Mountain snowboarder. They need to leave their hometown of Coeur D’ Alene to open the Mountain Café, which his dad Matt Lazarus owns.   …

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