Certainly with all this snow it is never too early to train the young one in the art of snow removal. The technique requires some practice before mastery. We went through things quite quickly, but for an introductory session I was pleased with his progress. The tools are basic, require a little muscle, are quicker than a standard snow-blower, and emit very little carbon dioxide (~.035 grams/ breath). Jonas has been given a timetable to complete his training. Hopefully he will reach this goal.