Old 14-02-09, 12:15 AM   #1
 
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Just started skiing...initial thoughts

Been skiing twice, going for my 3rd time this weekend. I can see now why this can be so fun. 1st time out I took a lesson and spent the rest of the day trying not to fall down much. Everything was tight, boots, helmet, muscles, was a little intimidated with the speed but kept at it. By the end of the day I was just starting to "get it." 2nd time out was very different. Put together a string of parallel turns on the bunny hill and headed for the blues. Spent the rest of the day relaxed, and having a blast with a smile. So much so it made me wonder why I waited so long to do this. I'm no spring chicken (45) so I wasted a lot of years I could have been skiing.

So what do I have to look forward too? I have a trip planned in March out West and planned to take a few days break from snowmobling to hit the nearby slopes. Apparently, they have something called powder out there? How much different will it be from what I've seen so far with granulated, mostly made-made snow and short runs?

Also, skiers like to talk. Not once so far have I ridden up a lift and not had a great chat on the way. People have great stories and advice to share. One of the best places to hang out is at the end of the lift watching others try to get off without falling. That and the lodge where taking a break with some foods and suds are the menu. Finally, is it just me or do snowboarders fall a lot more than skiers.

Why did I wait so long to try this...
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Old 16-02-09, 01:42 AM   #2
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Glad to hear you're enjoying it so much Pierre. It just gets better the more you ski.

Where have you been skiing and where are you planning to go out west? You'll love the real snow!
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Old 08-04-09, 05:16 AM   #3
 
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Pierre it's good to hear that you
enjoyed skiing. Hope you'll be a
an expert in terms of ski.
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Old 23-04-09, 12:03 AM   #4
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Once you start, you'll become addicted! Welcome to the club! Apres ski is fun too...
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Old 27-04-09, 11:59 AM   #5
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Hi Pierre and welcome to the club! I hope you enjoy the sport as much as we do and here's an article for you to read on how to prepare your body for the sport:

http://exercise.about.com/od/healthi...s/a/skiing.htm

Hope you find it useful! See you at the slopes!
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