The moral of this story is, when they are young, put your kids in lessons! Unless you are the big expert skier, even a 3 year old will bring you down. There are challenges to the 3 year old lessons. They aren't mature, sometimes potty trained and not very willing to cooperate. Most resorts only have private lessons at 3, which can be pricey, but worth it! A few resorts do offer group lessons for the 3 year olds, but they must be potty trained. ALL resorts will offer private lessons. Probably a good idea to call ahead.