Wedge-based or straight-to-parallel approach?
Both approaches work, and there is no single answer.
The choice is based on the available terrain, the rental equipment
available, and other specific considerations. Most ski schools end
up teaching a wedge-based progression, as this seems to work for
most people, especially in group lessons settings. There are specific
cases, however where a straight-to-parallel approach might work better,
depending on body shape o
r sports background. For example many young
hockey players or rollers skaters do well with straight-to-parallel. At
Park City Mountain Resort Ski School, we use a wedge-based approach,
in both group
lessons and most private
lessons. I can, however, teach your child using the straight
to parallel approach, if you hire
me through a private