If you’re about to head off on your very first skiing holiday chances are you’re feeling a little nervous. You’re likely to be feeling quite excited too, but before you head on out to the ski slopes you may appreciate a few tips. These tips could help you enjoy your holiday so read on for more information:
Borrow your Ski Wear
While you may be tempted to go out and buy brand new ski wear you could be making a mistake. You may decide that skiing is not for you and it would be a shame if you had purchased new ski wear that you’re never going to use again. Many people decide not to give skiing another try so wear another person’s ski wear until you decide whether you want to stick at it.
If you have a few friends who like to ski ask them if you can borrow their outfits. Alternatively, you may want to look for used ski outfits online. Spending less than a hundred pounds on ski wear is ideal as you can always resell it if you decide not to ski again.
Don’t Let your Family or Friends Teach you
While your friends or family may have good intentions and be really good skiers you should not let them teach you. You need a ski instructor who is used to teaching people who have never been on the slopes before. Be sensible and book yourself into a ski school and learn to ski properly.
A ski instructor will show you how to move on your skis and what to look out for as you navigate the slopes. They will also ensure you don’t tackle a slope that isn’t too much for you whereas a friend might. Be safe, let an instructor show you how to ski.
Go Somewhere Beautiful
When you’re about to book your ski holiday make sure you go somewhere beautiful. Places such as Voyage Prive Val Thorens are ideal for those who have never hit the slopes before and those who have. If you decide to go somewhere beautiful you can enjoy your time off the slopes and see what the local area has to offer.
Start Exercising Now
Skiing is a lot of hard work, trust me, a few hours on the slope can make your legs and knees ache. Start exercising before you hit the slopes, and start as soon as possible. You don’t have to hit the gym every day you just have to make sure you strengthen your legs.
Squat down slightly so your legs are at a 90-degree angle and place your back against the wall. Hold this position for as long as you can. Ideally, you should be able to hold it for at least one minute. Begin exercising at least 3 months before you head out onto the slopes, you’ll be glad you did.
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