So, you are thinking about taking the plunge and finally learning to ski? For most people this is something they have thought about for a while, maybe you have family or friends who have just returned from an amazing ski trip and it looks like something you would like to do! But before you jump in, we want to make sure that you are well informed!
Have you done your research?
It’s always important to do your research about something/somewhere before you invest your money and time to it, so the fact that you are reading this blog is a good start! It would be awful if you were to turn up and realise that the facility you have chosen doesn’t have any equipment that’s available to rent, leaving you unable to get involved!
Refrain from buying shiny new equipment!
While we are on the subject of equipment, it is important to check if there is a rental facility where you are going or nearby! Until you have had a go, there is no way of knowing whether you will want to continue. Don’t spend money on fancy new equipment and clothing for something that you may not wish to continue. By renting, you also avoid being stuck with old outdated equipment. Most skill facilities will offer rental equipment, however if you find out that yours doesn’t it may be worth googling somewhere nearby or visiting a local ski shop.
Remember your sun protection
You may be under the impression that because you are up a mountain and there is snow on the ground, there is no way that the sun will affect you. Wrong. You can actually burn quickly when in those situations. Not only should you protect your skin, your eyes will need a good pair of sunglasses or even better some polarized goggles would be a good idea!
Beginners should never ski alone
You may think that you did really well in your ski lessons and fancy giving it a try on your own. We would always advise against doing this, it can be easy to lose your way an advantage someone with you is always a bonus if this happens. It’s also advised in the case that an injury might happen.
Get in shape for the slopes!
Doing cardiovascular exercise before you start to ski will put you at an advantage when learning, this is because of the physical demand that skiing has. You better shape you are in, most likely this quicker you will learn and it may even improve your ability!