Enough with the video games! Ski season is upon us, and there is no better time to get kids outdoors and moving. With the childhood obesity rate at an all-time high, exercise should be a daily part of a child’s routine. And if you live in ski country, why not give them an opportunity to master the slopes. As this article explains, skiing and snowboarding are not only fun forms of exercise, they also promote confidence, community and even greater academic achievement.
- Getting kids outside might seem like an antiquated yet obvious sentiment, but for many young people, consistent outdoor participation (like skiing and snowboarding) is far from a reality.
- High altitude climbers pace themselves by ascending to higher ground slowly. Plan your trip this way by staying at an intermediate elevation en route.
- For those who lack the financial means, transportation, or positive adult role models, SOS not only offers low-cost participation, but also an entire support system.
“By positively impacting youth and our communities, SOS Outreach and Liftopia aim to make skiing and snowboarding more accessible to the masses.”