Travel Forums General Talk Skiing....Help

1. Posted by Dicken (Budding Member 31 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

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) 16y Star this if you like it!

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!