Skiing has always fascinated you, but you've never really dared to try the sport? Then we have exactly the right thing for you! In this blog, we explain everything you need to get off to a flying start and which tricks will help you learn.
It all depends on the right equipment
If you have decided to try skiing as a new sport for yourself, the first thing you need is the right equipment. In order to try out whether you like the sport at all, it makes sense for you to just borrow your equipment. In almost all ski areas there is the possibility to equip yourself with the necessary equipment. There you will also get the best advice on which skis really suit you. This way you can be sure that everything is set correctly. Especially at the beginning you should avoid to borrow, as unsuitable skis can make learning more difficult.
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For skiing you also need warm, snowproof clothing, gloves, a helmet and ski goggles. You can borrow these things from friends or buy them used cheaply. Nevertheless, you also have the opportunity to rent these things in larger ski rental shops.
This is how you find the right coach
When you first venture out on skis, it helps if you have someone to show you how to do it right. Maybe you have a friend or acquaintance who is a good skier. If you don't have anyone in your circle of acquaintances, you should hire a ski instructor, at least for the first tries. You can find them in the ski schools of the respective ski area. They are highly trained and have a lot of experience. Unfortunately, such ski instructors are usually very expensive. But there is also a cheaper alternative. Many ski instructors also offer courses in Facebook groups or on websites such as Ebay. Many student platforms also offer courses at reasonable prices. Here you can not only find beginner courses, but also learn more advanced techniques such as skiing in deep snow.
Practice creates masters
Even if you are fed up with this saying, it is still true. If you have already dared to take the first step and mastered your first ski lesson, it is essential to stick with it. Even if you don't always have a ski instructor available, you can still practice. You can find many tutorials on YouTube on how to improve your technique. In addition to many videos for beginners , you will also find helpful tips for freeriding or how to learn tricks in the park.
The NAKED team wishes you a lot of fun and success in learning!
Credits: Matthew Gartner