Winter is an amazing season to enjoy skiing

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Winter is coming, prepare yourself and learn how to ski.

A skiing holiday may be the perfect way for you to relax. If you have been looking for something different to do, then take a look at what hitting the slopes can do for you.

If your family wants to go skiing on your next vacation, but you don’t know how to ski, go ahead and plan that ski vacation anyway! You can learn how to ski and you will have a great time doing it. You don’t even need to know the first thing about skiing before you arrive at the resort – all of the knowledge you will need is there waiting for you and you can literally be skiing down a mountain after an hour with your ski instructor.

Skiing is really quite easy. Most resorts have a ski school on the premises, and lessons are reasonably priced. Group and private lessons are usually available. It is a good idea, however, to schedule an appointment before you arrive at the resort. This will ensure that you can get your ski instructor, especially during high season. 

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Some ski resorts will provide lessons for beginners. If you are a beginner, then it is a good idea to start out with these lessons. The rate at which you can progress will depend on your own willingness to learn how to ski. It is going to take time and patience, but there are plenty of ski instructors who will be more than happy to help you along when you decide to take it up.

Most ski instructors start by showing you how to maneuver around with your equipment. When you are wearing ski boots, you will be inclined slightly forward – there is a reason for this. When you are skiing down a mountain you will be inclined forward! Walking in ski boots the first time is a bit difficult – but it works just fine if you learn to walk with your knees slightly bent. 

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The first maneuver you will learn is called the plow, or snow plow. This is a technique that is done by literally using your skis as a snow plow. You make the back of the skis slowly move outwards, away from your body by applying pressure, this stops you. To turn, you guide yourself on skies by bending your knees and leaning in one direction or another, depending on which way you want to go. One hours, this is the time you need to learn how to ski with the snow plow, even if you have never been on a pair of skis in your life.

The beauty of skiing is that after you have learned how to snow plow, and how to guide yourself on the skis, you are ready to ski! Get on the lift, head up the mountain and give it a try. Control your speed by snow plowing – go slow at first. When you want to pick up some speed, draw your skis back in to pick up a little speed, then push them back out into the plow position to control that speed.

As a beginner, you should stick to the trails that are designed for beginners. At most resorts, these trails are marked with a green emblem. Blue trails are for intermediate skiers, and after one day of skiing the beginner trails, you may be ready for those trails. The red and black slopes are for experts. These trails can be dangerous for people who don’t have the skill level to handle them! Avoid these slopes until you have had a great deal of ski instruction and experience. You will know when you are ready!

Skiing can provide you not only with exercise, but it can also give you an intense adrenaline rush making you want to go back for more. 

Are you ready and exited to learn how to ski?

Most people who go skiing are going to go to a ski resort that is near them. Most people enjoy to visit Switzerland as there are the best European ski resorts available. At My-Mountains we work with many local Ski Instructor and Ski Schools. Check all available ski lessons and experiences here.

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