Beginners Guide to Skiing
Welcome to our Beginner's Ski Guide. Since you're here, it's probably safe to bet that you're thinking of braving the slopes for the first time. Naturally, there's a lot to think about, and this Beginner's Ski Guide is designed to help you through those nervous few steps.
Preparation is the key
It does help if you prepare for your skiing holiday by taking some exercise, as you will discover some muscles that you never knew you had. Doing some squats everyday can help to tone up the thigh muscles and will help to ease the strain placed on these muscles during your first few days on the slopes. As a beginner, you are unlikely to be giving yourself a total body workout; however, things will be so much easier if you're in good shape.
It may be worthwhile getting a head-start on your peers by taking some lessons at an indoor ski slope. There are a few indoor real-snow ski slopes in the UK, and plenty of outdoor dry slopes which will exercise the same muscles that you use during skiing on snow.
Practice makes perfect
Like most things, the more practice you put in, the more rewards you reap. It is also a lot safer than many people think. So long as you stick to the marked pistes and follow your instructor's advice, it is easy to reach a good balance between safety and exhilaration.