Seven Common Skiing Mistakes To Avoid

February 13, 2020

Are you thinking of staying at the lodge again while your family is out there skiing till their heart’s content? Are you afraid of making a fool of yourself, because you know nothing about skiing? Or is it an experience holding you back from merely skiing your way down from that mountain in front of you? No worries! We are sure that you will start packing once you are done reading useful tips:

  • Check online to get the best deals on

If you are new to skiing, the most common mistake you are bound to commit is paying extra for the resort tickets and passes. Do not get scammed! If you are not planning this trip on a long weekend you will easily be able to get great deals online. Some websites can give you quite good deals on these tickets such as the deals on the Ski Apache tickets, which will help you save a fortune.

  • Check your stuff twice 

We know that there is a lot of packing to do on each trip and remembering everything is not easy.  Let us make it easy for you. Start making a list of the essentials a week or two before the date of your trip. Check every clothing you are taking with you to see if everything still fits and nothing is damaged. Pack everything two days prior so you have an extra day in case you forgot to pack something. 

  • Wear clothing that doesn’t get in your way

Do not want to let anyone know that you are new at skiing? Do not want to end up with wet clothes and a cold? Keep your health before your urge of looking fancy. Do not think of wearing clothing like jeans, leggings, and especially nothing made of cotton. Buy a set of nice waterproof jackets and pants. You may be thinking of this as an extra expense, but it is necessary. 

  • Remember your training 

Let us tell you that as a rookie you may find skiing a bit scary. Therefore, if you want to keep yourself out of any dangerous situation, keep calm and do not forget what you learned in your training session. We all know that haste makes waste, so do not try to hurry to get out of a situation, think before you act and ask for help if you think you need it.

  • Do not push yourself

Are you feeling pressured by the skiing skills of the people around you? That is very natural. Do not let the pressure make you do something stupid and end up hurting yourself and others. Keep your limits in mind. Do not be impulsive and let the pressure ruin your fun day.

Apart from all these tips and tricks, we advise you to get ski lessons. Those professionals are there to teach how to ski. Apply everything you learned in the lessons. Follow these tips and you will become a pro at this in no time.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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