Inspired by Gab I also started cross-country skiing this year, but everyone who knows me knows I’m first and foremost an alpine skier! I have been on my skis almost every weekend since I was 8. Skiing to me is much more than a sport. Skiing has brought my best friends and I together for years and through skiing I have made some lasting friendships and memories!
I was a ski instructor for many years and I strongly believe that having a lesson when you start out is CRUCIAL! Do not under any circumstance venture on some skis by yourself! Skiing can be dangerous when you don’t know what your doing.
Here are my tips to get you started:
- Rent out the equipment for the day to see if you like it.
- At the very least, take a lesson of an hour or an hour and a half.
- There are a lot of options where you can get the equipment & lesson in a package.
- Start out in a small mountain.
- Skiing can be expensive, when you start out, go to a small hill. It will be cheaper and you probably won’t see the difference.
- Wear a helmet.
- Do not start skiing on a day when it’s colder than -10 C.
- It won’t be fun and you will instantly hate it.
- Do not wear jeans, they could crack open.
- True story it happened to someone I was giving a lesson to. You do not want to be that person.
- Shop for tickets online!
- There are some great discounts out there.
- Have FUN!