First Ski Trip!!

My first ski trip!! Ready to try skiing for the first time? It can be intimidating. Read this article to see how to learn, how to dress and how to gear up!

MY FIRST SKI TRIP : WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE?

SOLUTION ONE

Embrace the Beginner Stage

SOLUTION TWO

Wear smart layers that are meant for outdoors and skiing 

SOLUTION THREE

Make sure you have the right gear

SOLUTION ONE

Embrace the beginner stage

The universal understanding when trying something new is that everyone has to start somewhere. The first rookie mistake is trying to skip the beginner stage. We’ve seen this at the gym — novices trying to lift too heavy, too soon. Training for that marathon too hard, too fast — and losing the ability to walk for the next week.

 

That’s not a way to see improvement. That’s a way to get injured and feel discouraged.

 

This also happens with skiing. Without the proper guidance and basic training to start off, your fun-filled ski weekend could turn into a costly few days paired with a visit to the ER. Even if you don’t get injured, without correct instruction, it will take longer for you to improve. You may walk away discouraged, never wanting to ski again.

 

The sooner you accept that you’re a beginner, the sooner you can move out of that stage. Here’s how to embrace the Beginner Stage:

 

Get A Lesson: Ski resorts offer beginner lessons for a reason. One to four hours of professional coaching will make a huge difference when you’re on the slopes. Ski instructors are here to help you. As an adult beginner, it’s important to make sure you have the proper technique and guidance.

 

You can save time and money when you book your lesson in advance. Just go straight to the ski resort website and sign up for a lesson.

 

Can’t Afford a Lesson? Phone a Friend! Chances are you have a friend who knows a thing or two about skiing. If you’re short on cash, pair up with a buddy who is patient and willing to teach you for the day. Don’t try to rush into becoming a pro skier. Make it your goal to conquer those bunny slopes first.

 

SOLUTION TWO

Wear smart layers that are meant for outdoors and skiing 

The basics of layering:

 

What if the temperature swings?

Be sure to pay for a locker in the lodge. You can drop off your excess layers there. Better to be safe (with more layers) than sorry.

SOLUTION THREE

Make sure you have the right gear

If you’re a first-time skier, be sure that you have all of the correct information before hitting the slopes. If you’re renting gear for the first time, get to the rental shops early in the day to guarantee more inventory available. If there’s a rental shop near your area, it’s even better to go the night before. Renting gear can sometimes be a lengthy process, especially if it’s your first time. Talk to the rental shops and see what they have that can suit you best. The more proper gear you have, the easier your first time will be for skiing.

 

Skiing is a timeless sport that is well-loved by folks of all ages. It’s never too late to try skiing. With a little bit of planning and some proper preparation, you’ll be set for the first of many enjoyable ski weekends.

 

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