Some girls fall into the category of learning to ski from when they were a small child and for others, they missed the boat completely. If you don’t come from a ski-friendly family, it may be that you’ve never been on a skiing trip. Need we remind you about that calamitous chair lift jump that Bridget Jones tried to undertake? Skiing is, in fact, a whole heap of fun. It’s invigorating, refreshing and there’s a great apres ski culture at nearly all the resorts you can choose from. If you’re a wannabe ski bunny, why not get a group of girls together that are in the same boat. Then you can all take a beginner’s trip this winter to a pretty powder snow filled village. It’s a great way to experience a holiday with a difference.
What to Expect As A Newbie
As a beginner skier don’t go in expecting to hit the high slopes straight away. You’ll need to spend some time on the nursery slopes which are near on flat. This is to get you accustomed to wearing skis and learning how to start, stop and turn. It’s best to book in on a beginner’s course with an instructor so you can really find your feet and not pick up any bad habits. It’s still a whole lot of fun learning on the baby slopes because the skiing culture is lively, friendly and energizing. The chair lifts can be a little intimidating if you’ve never used them before. So the nursery slopes generally have ones that are easier to manage so you can get practising how to mount and dismount. Before buying a Lift Pass, check which type you will need as a newbie. You won’t be accessing the advanced slopes yet, so you may be able to save some money here. And on your first ski trip, it’s better to rent your equipment instead of buying it. Go for softer skis and boots so you can learn to lean properly. If you let the shop know you are a beginner, they’ll be able to guide you. And by day three of your course, you should be ready to take on a gentle beginner’s run! If you really get the knack on your first trip, you will be able to upgrade your Lift Pass to the more advanced slopes.
Best Places To Go
If you want to know the best places to go for your first ski trip a website like snowcomparison will let you search over 2000 ski resorts based on criteria such as beginner terrain, accommodation type, prices and vertical drop. It’s a good place to start if you haven’t got a clue where to choose to go. For beginners who are looking to gain confidence, we like Myrkdalen in Norway and La Rosière and Les Arcs both in France. In Canada, Sun Peaks and Whistler Blackcomb are really great for beginners and so is Buttermilk Mountain ins Aspen, United States.
Awesome Apres Ski
And one of the most fun parts of the ski experience? It’s the off piste après ski. This revolves around saunas, hot tubs, hot chocolate and wine. Expect afternoons lounging with fondue and beer, and nights spent dancing and meeting lots of new friends. What’s not love about a skiing vacation?!