We Ski challenges you with 14 exhilarating courses suitable for every ability level, from beginner to expert. Step onto your Wii Balance Board or grab your Wii Remote and Nunchuk controller to guide your way as you fly down the side of the mountain. … see full wiki
We have been very pleased with Wii Ski & Snowboard. It's a simple game to learn and easy for all three of our kids to play (ages 5, 7, & 10). The tutorial is well done, so that even our non-reading 5 year old quickly figured out how the controls worked. Additionally, it has several different play modes, from competitive races for our oldest to leisurely exploring for our middle child.
The two player mode is excellent!!!! The screen is split and both players can ski independently of the other. For example, our daughter likes to ride the lifts up and down and while the adult playing with her would like to ski. That's no problem. We ski and she rides lifts. A wonderful feature for two players that might have different interests or when playing with an ADD child.
It uses the balance board, which means the kids are up and moving. While it can easily be played with just the controller and nunchuck, the kids have more fun using the balance board.
There is one feature I do not like. On the races, even if the player comes in second, it displays "You Lose" and the Mii is visibly upset. It's a bit of a problem for younger children that don't like to lose. It's a minor complaint, but we've had a few melt downs over second place finishes.
To only have the game a few weeks, it's gotten significant play time and does seem to be one that will get some pretty extensive play for the foreseeable future.