Ice skating, snowboarding, or just skiing in general.
So when my friends, Kira and Suyin asked me to take a day-trip to Wachusett Mountain to ski, I was both excited and terrified at the same time.
Me: “Skiing! Oh boy!”
My friends had at least some experience of skiing in the past so I was expecting myself to fall down two to three times. So when we drove up to Mount Wachusett earlier this month to get our ski-on, low-and-behold, I did fall onto my butt pretty badly when I went down the Bunny Slope. In a curved position I attempted to put my legs together and made progress downward. No sooner had I moved, the skis became uncontrollable and my body sloped into the heap of the fresh white snow waiting for me at the bottom. Kira had also fallen down.
Luckily, we were equipped with a solid skier who laughed at us when we struggled to figure out how to stand right back up.
So if anyone is just a beginner skier – like me – or wish to refresh their skills before going out skiing, here are a couple of things that you should know first:
1) Don’t Borrow. Don’t Buy. Rent!
2) Get in Shape
3) The Rule of Three for Skiing Attire
4) I Don’t Care, Take a Lesson
5) If You Fall, Don’t Try To Get Back Up (Let Me Explain)
When skiing for the first time, you're going to be slow and shaky at first. And let me tell you, there is NOTHING more annoying than when you're taking your time going down a slope only to have a small 6 year old kid whiz past you effortlessly at breakneck speed. It can be very frustrating but also really fun.
And before you know it, you'll be flying down those advance slopes in no time!