Advice for Beginning SkiersBy Angela Smith, Communications Manager
June 02, 2021
One of the most popular snow activities is skiing, and if you’ve never been, there are many important tips you’ll need to consider.
If you own a home in the mountains, chances are, you will be
partaking in a variety of recreational activities. One of the most popular
activities is skiing, and if you’ve never been, there are many important tips
you’ll need to consider.
Get in shape. You
can be at any fitness level to enjoy skiing, however, the more fit you are
(especially in your legs) the more you’ll get out of the experience, including
enjoying slopes with higher difficulty.
You would think we wouldn’t have to say this, but don’t wear jeans. Make sure
you dress in layers: one layer to keep you warm and the outer layer to keep you
dry. Also, make sure you have gloves, snow boots and a helmet.
Rent instead of buy
equipment. Resist buying shiny new equipment if you are just starting out
skiing, even though it might be tempting. Not only does renting help you decide
if you like a certain type of equipment or not, it gives you a chance to fully
try it before committing to buy.
Use the buddy system.
Just like with any other potentially dangerous activity, take a friend with you
so you aren’t alone in case an emergency pops up. Plus, it’s just more fun with
Get a lesson. If
you want to reach your full potential and really learn the tricks of the trade
when it comes to skiing, taking a lesson or two with a professional is a great
idea. They will show you how to ski better and get the most enjoyment out of
If you want your own piece of property in the mountains to
ski on, contact one of our mountain property professionals at United Country
Real Estate. Find an agent near you and search available mountain homes for