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Travel Forums General Talk Skiing....Help

1. Posted by Dicken (Budding Member, 31 posts) 6 Dec '05 11:15

Hi all

I'm going Skiing for the first time in 12 years on Thurs, please help me by giving me any tips for a beginner. I'll be getting advice from a friend but are there any invaluable tricks you guys know?

thanks D.

2. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member, 458 posts) 7 Dec '05 10:11

Wish I could help, but I'm afraid there's not much I can do from a keyboard.

My general advice would be:

Don't get frustrated; it's supposed to be fun!

Keep your hands forward, your weight centered (not too far forward or back in the boots) and remember that the turn essentially comes from a shifting of weight from one foot to the other in a fluid motion.

Drink a lot afterwards and admire the girls in the tight pants.

If all else fails, try snowboarding; much easier to learn.

Have fun!