Telski: Thinking of Taking the Skiing or Snowboarding Plunge?

Telski: Thinking of Taking the Skiing or Snowboarding Plunge?

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Are you a longtime local who hasn’t gotten comfortable on skis or a snowboard yet? Or are you looking to visit from out of town and want to try our mountain for the first time?  Learning a new sport as an adult might seem daunting, but we want to take some of the mystery and angst out of the process and make it all a memorable (in the positive sense of the word) experience.

The following are some of the most commonly asked questions adults with some trepidation ask about taking the plunge before learning to ski and snowboard:

skiing #1Should I take a lesson?

Yes. We encourage all new skiers and snowboarders to work with an instructor. You’ll learn all the basic skills you need to hit the slopes and will eliminate some of the frustration that could take fun out of this new activity. We see skiing and snowboarding as a lifetime sport and taking lessons helps you get off on the right foot so you are set up for years (and miles) on our mountain.

What kind of lesson should I take?

The Telluride Ski & Snowboard School offers a variety of lessons for all ages and abilities. Ask yourself, are you more comfortable learning in a one-on-one environment, or would you prefer to be with peers at the same level? We offer group and private lessons for adults and children and specialty lessons such as our “Never-Ever Beginners” program for adults just starting out. Call our Ski School to speak with a representative who will be happy help set you up with the best possible instructor for your requirements.

What should I expect?

You should expect to learn in a safe and encouraging  environment with a good possibility of falling in love with the sport and meeting some great new friends as well.  All of our lessons are based on the Professional Ski Instructors of America teaching model and the American Teaching System.

Is there anything else I should do?

Remember, even though it’s cold out, you are getting a good workout and are using different muscles than you would when hiking, running or biking, so you’re expending more energy than you think you are. Take frequent breaks and don’t forget to eat and drink water throughout the day to stay hydrated and keep your energy level up. But maybe most importantly, HAVE FUN!

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For more first-timer questions and answers, check out our First Timer’s Guide.



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