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Info on getting kids into racing

Discussion in 'Events & FIS' started by vibe++, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. vibe++

    vibe++ One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Do i contact clubs or go through schools. just need to be pointed in the right direction cheers in advance.
     
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    If your kids school isn't already involved then look at http://interschoolssnowsports.com.au/on how to get involved.
     
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  3. vibe++

    vibe++ One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Talk to your bank manager first.
     
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    vibe++ One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Like that is it. I wonder what kidneys are worth on the open market:eek:
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Depends on how serious they get. Participating in Interschools need be no more expensive than your standard family holiday.
     
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    vibe++ One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    We have season passes might look at the perisher development programs and see how they go first. We live about 1hr15 from jindy so getting up there isn't a problem
     
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    I always thought kids racing is about the parents
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    That'll be a good option. There are a lot of great instructors and coaches at the Perisher WSC.
     
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    If you live that close then definitely get them in a full season development program. Build skills and mileage first, then gradual introduction of racing if they are into it. The end goal should be huge skill base and lifelong love of skiing.

    Just sticking them into a start gate at Interschools without considered preparation will cost you a fortune in "essential" equipment and likely stress them out to the point where skiing is longer enjoyable.
     
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    Might get back to Thredbo when the kids are a bit older at the moment we get perisher season passes as we will be taking advantage of the epic pass for US trip in Jan. Kids like perisher and i like catching the tube instead of contending with crazies on the road up to the resorts. Thanks for the info guys