Skiing with Kids

It's time to get those youngsters out on the slopes! Here is a quick guide on the gear you need to ensure your kids have a great time.

They grow up so fast! Buy adjustable gear and save yourself some money in the long run.

 
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Roces Idea Adjustable Kids Ski Boots 2017

Roces Idea Adjustable Kids' Ski Boots 2017

L9 Price $99.00

Retail: $139.00

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Roces Idea Adjustable Kids' Ski Boots are our all-time best selling and top-rated item for a reason: they work. They can expand as your child grows, with an intuitive and easy-to-use adjustment system in the heel. And since the sole length does not change as the boot expands, you won't have to remount the bindings on the skis as long as the boots still fit.

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Defiance Junior Adjustable Ski Poles 2017

Defiance Junior Adjustable Ski Poles 2017

L9 Price $19.00

Retail: $45.00

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A good pair of ski poles can help developing young skiers refine their technique and traverse flat parts of the mountain more easily, but buying new poles every year can get expensive, so we recommend adjustable poles for kids. The Defiance Adjustable Junior poles have a large adjustment range, are easy to shorten or lengthen on the fly, and come in three cool colors to suit your child's taste.

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A warm kid is a happy kid!

 
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Dakine Hornet Boy's Toddler Mitten

Dakine Hornet Boy's Toddler Mitten

L9 Price $12.00

Retail: $15.00

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Dakine Hornet Girl's Toddler Mitten

Dakine Hornet Girl's Toddler Mitten

L9 Price $12.00

Retail: $15.00

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A good pair of warm and waterproof gloves or mittens are essential for skiing. Mittens are warmer than gloves and -- for young kids especially -- they are much easier to put on. The Dakine Hornet mittens come in blue or pink to suit your child's taste and are sure to keep their little fingers warm all day while skiing or having a snowball fight in the back yard.

 
Terramar Kids' Microthermal Pant Black

Terramar Kids' Microthermal Pant Black

L9 Price $16.00

Retail: $20.00

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Long johns serve two main functions to keep you warm while skiing: They are an insulating layer to trap a warm layer of air close to the skin, and they wick moisture to efficiently move sweat off the skin and ensure your child stays dry all day. Terramar is a fantastic option for high-quality, affordable base layers.

Terramar Kids' Microthermal Crew Black

Terramar Kids' Microthermal Crew Black

L9 Price $16.00

Retail: $20.00

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A warm and moisture-wicking thermal top is essential as a next-to-skin layer. This regulates your child's body temperature while she's working hard on the slopes and while cooling off on the chairlift. Terramar provides top-level performance in a base layer without breaking the bank.

Defiance Junior Ski Socks

Defiance Junior Ski Socks

L9 Price $9.00

Retail: $19.99

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Ski socks are an often-overlooked part of a proper skiing outfit. They should be relatively thin and made of insulating and moisture wicking materials for proper thermal regulation. A thick ski sock is likely to cause pressure points or blisters and can trap moisture, which can paradoxically make the feet colder. The Defiance ski socks are made of a wool and nylon blend to offer fantastic insulation without much bulk.


Eye protection is essentail!

 
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Giro Grade Junior Goggles

Giro Grade Junior Goggles

L9 Price $22.00

Retail: $55.00

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Sun and wind protection can make or break a day on the slopes. A high quality, properly fitting pair of goggles is an essential accessory for your youngster. The Giro Grade features a double layer lens to avoid fogging up and a medium darkness rose-silver tint for sunny or overcast days. The pink frame and flowery strap will appeal to young fashionistas, too!

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Smith Sidekick Junior Goggles 2016

Smith Sidekick Junior Goggles 2016

L9 Price $12.00

Retail: $20.00

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Smith is well known as an industry leader in high quality optics for action sports, and their kids' goggles are no exception. The Smith Sidekick junior goggles feature their classic RC36 lens, which is the most versatile lens in their linup. A double-layer lens and vents in the frame should keep these goggles from fogging up. You can buy them in a calssic black and white or a flashy pink color scheme

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Teaching young kids to ski can be a challenge but luckily there are tools to help.

 
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Launch Pad Children's Ski Lifter Harness

Launch Pad Children's Ski Lifter Harness

L9 Price $19.00

Retail: $25.00

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The Launch Pad Ski Lifter Harness solves three common problems that arise when teaching very young kids to ski. For one thing, kids will fall. A lot. So picking them up coninually throughout the day can get tiring. The handle on this ski harness gives an easier way to grab them and save a bit of effort. They also have trouble stopping sometimes so you can grab the handle to help slow them down. The third primary function of this harness is to assis with loading and unloading the chairlift which can beone of the most intimidating parts of the ski day for a youngster.

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Launch Pad Wedgease Children's Ski Tip Connector

Launch Pad Wedgease Children's Ski Tip Connector

L9 Price $15.00

Retail: $20.00

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To quote on of our favorite episodes of South Park, "if you french fry when you're supposed to pizza, you're gonna have a bad time." Teaching young kids to maintain a snowplow position is a critical step for them to maintain control of their skis. For very young kids, sometimes their muscles may not be developed enough to do it effectively by themselves. The Launch Pad Wedgease ski tip connector helps kids maintain a proper stance and keep their speed in check as they lear the basics. This is an indispensible tool for teaching kids under about 6 years old to ski.

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