Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

January is learn to ski and snowboard month! What better time than now to learn something new? There’s been a long debate whether kids should learn to ski or snowboard to begin but honestly, it should be determined on what they would like to try. It’s a common conception that skiing is easier to learn first. There may be some truth to this but that should not be a reason to stray away from snowboarding if that is what your child wants to try. Snowboarding is as attainable to learn as skiing but can take a bit more patience for some learners. Resort instructors are trained to teach all levels efficiently. Not to mention instructors, more often than not, are fun people who help distract from the difficulties and frustrations of learning a new skill.


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3-year-old Cole Reynolds is all smiles on his first day of snowboarding at Mountain Creek in New Jersey


To make the learning experience even more fun, check out learntoskiandsnowboard.org for a whole community of learning the shredding ways. This site offers a quick search for lessons near you as well as prize giveaways for sharing your learning experience!

Make sure your kiddo’s are well prepared for a day of learning with the appropriate gear. WinterKids has everything you need for a successful day on the slopes. Have questions about suiting up? Check out some of our other posts such as How to Find the Right Helmet and How to Size for Kid’s Winter Apparel. And be sure to check out some tips for Ski School Prep before you go!


Bailey was born and raised in a small Colorado mountain town called Crested Butte. This is where her love for the outdoors started. She has now found herself in Denver, CO where the mountains aren't too far away. When she's not hiking, camping or skiing in the mountains she enjoys volunteering, going to sporting events (Go Broncos and Avs!) and making friends with any animal she comes across.

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