Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Being fitted for skis, boots and bindings
This year we decided to take the plunge and introduce Fynn to skiing. Hopefully it will be a happy introduction and not one spent crying hysterically in the ski school lobby. To alleviate the hassle factor of renting equipment for Fynn, we bought him a ski package at Source for Sports this past weekend. Boots, bindings and skis. They are very small boots -- the smallest I have ever seen. His skis will last him 2seasons. The nice thing about Source for Sports is that we can get a trade in next year. We did this for Sophie this year when she outgrew her ski boots. We purchased her a new pair at a discount since we were trading in her old pair.
Renting equipment for Fynn was an option, however, when we weighed it out with the hassle of renting each time we go up to the ski hill, plus the cost of renting, it was about equal to buying the ski package of equipment. With our seasons passes this year, we also purchased Group Lesson vouchers. The Group Lesson vouchers enable each of us to have a morning or afternoon lesson. So, Vic, Sophie, Fynn and I will all be able to have a few lessons at the start of the season. I suspect Fynn will stay in the lessons for the entire season (much the same way Sophie did last year). I have seen parents try to struggle with loading/unloading kids off of chair lifts and I don't really relish that thought. Best to leave it to the pros (certainly not me).
Silver Star has a 12 cm base so we are still a long ways off from ski season officially starting.