It’s common for people who have never taken the plunge and booked a ski holiday before to think that they’re going to make an idiot of themselves, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Beginner skiers can prepare themselves for their stint in the mountains meaning when they arrive in resort, arrange their ski hire and take to the slopes, they won’t fall head over heels – not straight away, anyway.
- Sort out your gear – Don’t worry about shelling out a fortune on kit. Hire the equipment from the reputable stores in the resort and as for the salopettes and ski jacket – if you have a friend who’s the same size, borrow them. What’s the point in buying it all new if you’re not even sure you’ll ski again?
- Enrol in ski lessons – You may have a husband, wife or interfering dad that thinks they know how to be a ski tutor. They may recommend you skip the ski schools and trust their skills as a tutor. While they mean well, you can’t beat the experts and they won’t make you ski a black diamond whilst reassuring that you’ll be fine when you’ll probably end up taking your skis off and rolling down the mountainside.
- Work out – You don’t have to do much but preparing your muscles a bit will help them adapt to the intense exercise. You will use muscles on the slope that you didn’t know existed – warming them up with a stint in the gym will do them the world of good.
- Practice – If you live near an indoor ski slope or dry ski slope, make use of it. While the dry slopes may not feel like the real thing, the indoor snowdomes are superb and well worth a day trip or 3 before your holiday.
If you’ve not booked your ski holiday for the next winter season already, do it now to benefit from some great savings online and prepare yourself for a stint on the slopes that you’ll never forget.