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4 Tips For Taking Up Skiing

January 11, 2017

With a cold and snowy winter ahead of us, it can be easy to get stuck inside for the whole season. Of course, that’s no way to spend your winter so why not take up a winter activity? One of the most popular sports for the season is skiing and there are plenty of great hills for Canadian to visit. But it can be daunting to take up skiing especially in an older age. However, just like anything, age should never prevent you from enjoying yourself and we have some tips to help you take up the sport and hit the slopes.

Get your own gear.

You may be hesitant to buy a bunch of new gear for a new activity but if you’re serious about doing it right, you should get the right gear. Renting and borrowing gear is fine but it’s not really a money saver if you’re not interested in really taking up the sport. Find gear that fits you well and that you like so that you’re more comfortable on the hill.

Take lessons.

Whenever you take up a new activity, getting professional help is always a smart move. While you may think skiing is something you can learn on your own, it can be a dangerous activity if you don’t know what you’re doing. Beyond the safety aspect, a few lessons will help you develop your skills and become a better skier faster.

Go at your own speed.

Usually people head to the ski hill with friends and it can be a great activity to do in a big group. The problem is, if you’re still new at the sport and your friends are more experienced, you may feel the need to try to keep up with them. it’s important to go at your own speed. Your friends might be tackling some more advanced runs that you just aren’t ready to handle. Try to find someone else who is new at skiing to stick with. Eventually you’ll be able to go on any hill you want but it takes time.

Get out there often.

The best way to get better at something is to practice. If you really want to become a more confident and skilled skier, you need to put the time in. Try to go to the hill every weekend. If you have a bad day, get back out there all the sooner. Skiing is not for everyone but if you’re serious about it then work hard and soon you’ll be enjoying a great winter pastime.

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