We officially have two little skiers. We found a little ski area 20 minutes from our house that is a great spot to teach the girls. Both the girls did a great job, although we had a hard time convincing them that they had to learn how to steer and stop before they could just go down the mountain. In fact, I don't think we ever convinced Sophie that she needed to learn how to stop. She just wanted to go fast, and didn't care if it was standing up or sitting down or on her stomach. By the end of the afternoon Ella was skiing on her own, but Sophie was frustrated that we wouldn't let her ski by herself. Jacob compromised by letting her ski between his skis just in front of him so that he could slow her down when she started going too fast.