Now that the summer is gone and we are welcoming the colder seasons of the year, one of the things you might be considering doing this year is heading off for a ski trip with your family or your friends. We always see ski trips on TV and films and they seem as if they would be the ideal holiday, and now that you have made your decision, here are some tips for your first ski trip.
As much as you might be tempted to go out and buy all of your equipment for skinning before you leave, you are better off borrowing some from someone you know, to begin with. If you haven’t been skiing before there is no guarantee that you will be good enough at it and also no guarantee that you will even like doing it. Borrow for now and then you can always buy some next time.
Book a chalet
Instead of booking one of the self catering lodges and cottages which are situated near ski parks, the ideal ski holidays will always include a chalet collide to the slopes. Staying at a chalet will feel like a little splash of luxury and you will be able to enjoy warm and cosy nights in by the fire and with stunning view over the mountains each and every morning when you wake up. It is amazing really.
Get a proper teacher
The temptation when you are going for a ski trip with your friends and your family is to simply ask one of them to teach you how to ski on the slopes. Although this is free and you can work with someone you are comfortable with; it is not the best way to learn how to ski. A proper teacher will be able to teach you the skills you need and they will also be able to make sure that you are completely safe when you come to take the slopes alone.
Fitness is a big part of skiing because the act of skiing involves a lot of small muscles and a hell of a lot of balance on your part. Plus, when you spend the weekend on a mountain in the snow there will always be uphill walking involved and the last thing you want is to be totally out of breath when you do reach the top ready to ski down the slope.
Practice on an indoor slope
If you are going to be at home for a fair few weeks before you go on a ski holiday you can always benefit from practicing your moves on an indoor ski slope in your local area. A quick google search will bring up plenty of results and you can spend some time getting used to the slopes and the way you move your body on them. Practice makes perfect and if you can go for an hour twice a week, you’ll be much more confident on the slopes by the time you go.
What are your tips for for the first skiing holidays? Let us know in the comment section below.
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