So you are ready to take the plunge and add skiing as a skillful hobby and entertainment into your life, but where do you start? How do you get ready for that first plunge off of a slope down through the trees and hills? Is there anyway to guarantee that the first plunge you take won’t be your last plunge or your last experience in life? Here are a few things for you to do in anticipation of that first day of skiing and how to make sure that you have taken all of the proper precautions.
Take a Lesson from a trained expert on how to handle the first run or just how to put on the equipment that you need in the first place. Most skiing lessons will range from between 90 minutes and 3 hours, but you will feel like you have taken a quantum leap in skill during that time. Contact the ski resort you are considering for your first run to see when they offer lessons for beginners like yourself before setting any concrete plans in place.
Dress Warmly to ensure that your first lesson or your first time on the slopes isn’t marred by poor preparation in the clothing department. It will be colder than you can imagine so take the experts advice and wear polypropylene as a base layer and then layer on top of that. Your body will be in a little bit of shock after the first day of skiing hits your skin, so be prepared for the worst by preparing like you are the best!
Be Hydrated as best as you can even though this doesn’t seem like a situation where liquids would be a concern to a novice skier. It is not heat or humidity like normal hydration concerns, rather it is a concern based on the lack of hydration at high altitude. The higher the altitude becomes the more the chance of the air being extremely dry which leads to increased concerns of dehydration. Drink plenty of water just before and just after you ski to cover this concern.