Author: Andris Malasevskis (Ski instructor - alpine and cross country skiing)
Children can start lessons and skiing from 3 years old, however, I would recommend group lessons at this age if you learn alpine skiing. Children can start cross-country skiing from 2 years old. My daughters started with cross-country skiing on age 2 and then alpine skiing on age 3. To combine both is also a good idea because cross-country skiing learns to balance and feel the skis.
In my opinion, private lessons for beginners are not so effective as group lessons, because children often are afraid of adult ski teacher. They like to do the same what other children do and this is a way how they learn from each other. So, group lessons are better and cheaper.
Remember, don't push too hard your children in the beginning. Most important for children is to have fun. Trust to ski schools and your family will spend a great holidays. Often parents doing mistake to learn by themselves.
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