In an article published in the Wall Street Personal Journal, it talks about how to learn to ski at any age. Here are some highlights.
“Most adults should probably feel confident hitting a beginner slope solo after three days of lessons”, says ski Earl Saline, director of education programming for the National Ski Areas Association.
“On your first ski outing, take time to get comfortable and find your balance. Don’t expect to be perfect from the start.
Their discomfort often starts with the boots and skis, which may feel like “clown shoes,” Mr. Saline says. On the hill, the natural inclination is to lean back, as if water skiing. That leads to falls. “Keep your head over your toes,” he tells his students. His goal is to “move at a pace that keeps them upright”
Mr. Saline emphasizes how to control speed at all stages, including turning the ski tips in toward each other to slow down. “What we don’t want to do is move at a pace where they get scared,” he says.
Not to worry about having the right gear and clothing to get the job done. Most ski resorts have an what you need. In the Midwest, in Indiana, a great gear shop (Paoli Pro Shop), located in the lodge at Paoli Peaks can provide expert advice for beginners. They also have demo skis and snowboards and rental ski pants and jackets. Contact 812-723-2163 to get the details.
Elizabeth Holmes, WSJ http://on.wsj.com/1Km6qkf