And now, I’m also going to tell those who already know how to ski to take ski lessons, at least once a year. Even if you’re pretty good.
- there’s always something you can work on
- keeps you fresh
- skiing with more skill makes skiing more fun — because you h ave more confidence
When we moved to Idaho 2 ½ years ago, I knew how to ski. OK, I hadn’t skied in six years and I was a little spazzy on the slopes. So I took a month’s worth of group lessons and I improved… about 50%. Sure, I was still the slowest skier of my peers, but I could now acquit myself well on the slopes. I took the lessons near the start of the season and put in a lot of time afterward, working on my new-found skills.
And last year, I took a month’s worth of lessons again! And I improved another 50%! (scientific measurements, to be sure) Best part: I’m in my (very early) 40s and I’m getting better in a sport. Sure, the bar was low to begin, but still! At the end of last season, I had an epiphany about my boots (they’re too loose) thanks to my increased abilities. I’m all set to integrate my tighter boots into my epiphany this year.
Yes, I will be taking lessons again — if it ever snows in Idaho this year.
Make it fun: ski better with lessons!