January 21, 2012
Bode Flanigan, 9, tears down the course of last weekend’s Steamboat Cup event at Steamboat Ski Area. At 9 years old, athletes should be introduced to Alpine skiing according to a set of guidelines released by Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club coaches.
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Some are funny: Getting ready to go skiing with young children may take longer than actual time on the hill. Some are deep: Empower children to carry their own equipment, pick themselves up after a fall and participate in terrain selection.