8 Ski Tips for Beginners ...


What would be your top ski tips for beginners?

While it used to be a sport for the rich and athletic, skiing and snow activity holidays are shooting up in popularity.2

There’s now a wide range of safety equipment, learning styles and childcare options, and who doesn’t want to combine a great workout with a fantastic holiday right after Christmas?!

If you are feeling nervous about learning, though, here’s 8 ski tips for beginners that will put you ahead.

1. Learn Your Colours…

This one might sound a bit obvious, but everything seems different on the slopes, so I listed it first of my ski tips for beginners.

Each slope is color-coded according to it’s difficulty, with green being the easiest, and black being reserved for those who look like they were born zooming down the sides of mountains.

Make sure your resort has plenty of green runs, sometimes called nursery runs, to help you learn at your own pace.

2. Fall over First

Okay, so nobody likes falling over, but falling over first can have its benefits.

It’s almost inevitable that you will end up on the floor at some point, and it can become a big worry!

Once you’ve fallen over once, you’ll lose that embarrassment, as well as realizing that you’ll be absolutely fine if you fall.2

3. Eyes Front and Center!

Pistes can be busy places, especially in the high season.

With so many bright colored ski outfits, hilarious activities and stunning views, it’s beyond easy to get distracted and completely miss what your instructor is telling you.

Keep your eyes on the prize, and stay focused.

Your skiing will come on much faster if you do.

4. Take Plenty of Breaks

Make no mistake – while skiing is definitely fun, it’s difficult too.

It’ll work out body parts that you didn’t even know you had.2

When you are just starting out, it’ll work your legs and your mind much more than when you’ve got the hang of it.

Take advantage of a break every now and then.

A hot chocolate will be a welcome way to warm up and reflect, and it’ll make it feel like a holiday, too.

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