"There are a lot of items required for skiing. Role model that being a skier means taking care of your gear. This simple bit of awareness helps develop an overall sense of responsibility and respect for the mountain and other skiers. It's important that children learn to carry their own gear, how to set their skis out on level terrain, and how to put them on a rack or out of the way at a break so they don't get lost or cause a mess for other skiers. Run through a checklist with your child. This will remind both of you to stay organized."