This is the follow-up blog post to the one we published last week on frequently asked questions that come from newcomers to the skiing world.
As you know, we love everything about skiing holidays, from talking about equipment you need to the best ski resorts you should visit. Helping beginners to skiing gives us a sense of pride.
4. WILL I HURT MYSELF WHEN SKIING?
To all intents and purposes, the answer to this question depends on what you do as a result of reading our answer to the first question, as well as what you consider to be ‘hurting yourself’.
Chances are you’re going to fall over a few times when you’re first starting out, but as you’ll be on the nursery slopes (or possibly not on any slopes at all!), you’re just going to land on your bum. It’s obviously not going to feel fantastic, but it’s not going to really hurt unless you have a particularly sensitive derriere.
When you take ski lessons, you’ll find that one of the first things you do is learn how to balance properly and how to adjust your body position if you feel you’re falling too far in one direction. Although this won’t guarantee you’ll stay upright all day, it will go a long way to helping you from falling over constantly!
5. HOW MUCH SHOULD I SPEND ON SKIING EQUIPMENT?
One of the best pieces of advice we’ve ever heard – and completely agree with – is that with the exception of your skiing boots (these ideally need to be fitted specifically for your feet), you should hire or borrow as much skiing equipment as you possibly can.
Whilst we try and keep the cost of our group skiing holidays as low as possible, we obviously don’t have an impact on other costs and we know that when you add everything up, going skiing isn’t the cheapest thing in the world (but it is one of the most enjoyable things!).
Therefore, unless you’ve got the money available, borrow or hire as much as you can. We’d love everyone to have their own skis and such, but we know it’s not practical, especially if it’s your first time skiing – you just want to spend your money on getting there and on the après ski, right?!
Going skiing for the first time can be one of the most exciting things ever – but we understand it can also be one of the most daunting.
Whilst this blog post should hopefully clear up some of your concerns about skiing for the first time, if you have any other questions you’d like answering, please ask away – leave a comment or drop us an e-mail!