Are you thinking of taking a ski vacation this winter, but the fact that you don’t know how to ski or snowboard intimidates you? Don’t let that keep you from planning a trip . Learning a new sport as an adult might seem daunting, but we are here to take some of the mystery out of the process and make this one of the most memorable experiences for you. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions from adults who have some trepidation about taking the plunge when it comes to skiing and snowboarding:
Should I take a lesson?
Yes. We encourage all new skiers and snowboarders to take a lesson. You’ll learn all the basic skills you need to hit the slopes and will eliminate some of the frustration that could take fun out of this new activity. We see skiing and snowboarding as a lifetime sport, and taking lessons helps you get off on the right foot so you are set up for years of skiing and riding ahead of you.
What kind of lesson should I take?
The Telluride Ski & Snowboard School offers a variety of lessons for all ages and abilities. Ask yourself, are you more comfortable learning in a one on one environment, or would you prefer to be with peers of the same ability? We offer group and private lessons for adults and children and specialty lessons such as our “Never Ever Beginners” program for adults just starting out in the sport. Call our Ski School to speak with a representative who can help determine the best lesson for you.
What should I expect?
You should expect learn the sport in a safe and encouraging environment with a good possibility of falling in love with the sport and meeting some great new friends as well. All of our lessons are based off the Professional Ski Instructors of America teaching model and the American Teaching System.
Is there anything else I should do?
Remember, even though it’s cold out, you are getting a good workout and are using different muscles than you would if hiking, running or biking, so you’re expending more energy than you think you are. Take frequent breaks and don’t forget to eat and drink water throughout the day to stay hydrated and keep your energy levels up. But maybe most importantly, HAVE FUN!
We say, don’t wait to book your vacation, and dive in to learning one of our favorite sports out there. It’s easier than ever to get here , and we have so many lodging options , we know that once you take the plunge, you’ll have a vacation of a lifetime. For more first timer questions and answers, check out our First Timer’s Guide . And please, let us know what other questions you have!