Learning to ski or snowboard can be a daunting thought. Some people are just up for it, but many of us have questions.
Will I enjoy it? Will I be any good? Is it worth the cost?What do I need to wear? Might I hurt myself when learning to ski? What’s the equipment like? Will people laugh at my attempts? Is it fun?
Well the good news is that for most people it is great fun – so much so that it leads to a life long addiction! Which means, therefore, that it is fantastic fun and it is definitely worth the cost!
There are a few people it’s true who for one reason or another find that winter sports are not for them. But they are in the minority and like people who don’t like chocolate or cheese, to be honest it’s just a pity for them.
Being honest, there is a chance that we could hurt ourselves, and if you do a particularly embarrassing fall you may get applauds from anyone nearby (although hopefully if you don’t bounce back up instantly they’ll first check you’re OK), but even the most accomplished skiers take a tumble sometime.
This little guide aims to guide someone who has never skied or snowboarded before through the basics so you at least have an idea of what to expect.
There is quite a lot to take in but don’t worry, it all comes together and happens naturally once you get started on your road to becoming a skier or boarder!