@Abominable Great Post! Just want to offer some words of encouragement. I can tell already you are going to be a great ski/board dad! My wife and I raised four kids (3 girls, 1 boy) and got them all on snow. They are grown now. The girls ski infrequently and have full lives, but my son is very avid skier and has been a great ski partner for me in my old age. Your efforts will pay off. Your oldest appears to have the attitude to be a GREAT snowrider!