Advice for Beginning SkiersBy Angela Smith, Communications Manager
June 02, 2021
One of the most popular snow activities is skiing, and if you’ve never been, there are many important tips you’ll need to consider.
If you own a home in the mountains, chances are, you will be partaking in a variety of recreational activities. One of the most popular activities is skiing, and if you’ve never been, there are many important tips you’ll need to consider.
Get in shape. You can be at any fitness level to enjoy skiing, however, the more fit you are (especially in your legs) the more you’ll get out of the experience, including enjoying slopes with higher difficulty.
Dress appropriately. You would think we wouldn’t have to say this, but don’t wear jeans. Make sure you dress in layers: one layer to keep you warm and the outer layer to keep you dry. Also, make sure you have gloves, snow boots and a helmet.
Rent instead of buy equipment. Resist buying shiny new equipment if you are just starting out skiing, even though it might be tempting. Not only does renting help you decide if you like a certain type of equipment or not, it gives you a chance to fully try it before committing to buy.
Use the buddy system. Just like with any other potentially dangerous activity, take a friend with you so you aren’t alone in case an emergency pops up. Plus, it’s just more fun with friends!
Get a lesson. If you want to reach your full potential and really learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to skiing, taking a lesson or two with a professional is a great idea. They will show you how to ski better and get the most enjoyment out of your experience.
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