just wondering... not sure why I was thinking of him today.
Just to be clear, it has nothing to do with Chinese people but with Chinese government. That type of government is not compatible with ours. We believe in democracy and the law. They seem to do whatever suits them. How about you Google Nortel and Chinese espionage. Funny I haven't heard anything about that in the news...
Remember it's just my opinion. Some people think those things are good, I don't. One thing I can recommend is a level 1 instructor course if you have time. If you want to teach your kid how to ski, it's the best thing and it will improve your skiing as well regardless of level. There so many tricks to get kids turning, stopping/slowing down etc. Anyway, I'm a bit of a ski weirdo...
Anything flattish and seriously loose the harness. Better for them to ski between your legs as you can adjust their mistakes and let them figure out there balance, it's a bit like learning how to ride a bike. Better for them to learn proper balance first as it the basics for everything else. If balance is shit, nothing will work and it will be frustrating.
It depends on the kid..
The first thing I did was boots on their feet at home, let them walk and get comfy with them. After that, boots and skis. Walk around with them on flat ground (no slopes!) CAUTION When you see they have enough, stop!!! Play in snow with boots, build forts, dig holes, etc.. (get them used to the equipment without them knowing)
When you see they are keen, start with flat ground and push/pull them, get them used to the feeling of gliding. I would never use harness or other devices, if they need that stuff they are not ready. And it gives them bad habits from the start (as in lean back)
2-3yrs is still a bit young for "actual skiing", at that age, all you can expect from them is to get used to the gear.
If/once they like it and are comfortable with the skis and boots, then and only then should you bring them on a slope.
my 2 cents, I'm sure others will have their own opinions.
Now why is trials not in the Olympics I will never understand...