Learn to Ski & Ride

Learn to ski or snowboard by taking lessons from a pro, both for beginners and the experienced!

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Do you want to learn to ski or snowboard from a pro? Already participate and want to improve? Our packages accommodate every skill level, at an affordable price. Skiing or Snowboarding is a life-long sport you’re going to love!

Tips and Tricks for beginners

The Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors have created a series of videos to help you out in learning this sport!

How to Snowboard:

Part 1- How to Snowboard: A Beginners Guide: Snowboarding Boots & Equipment Basics

Part 2 - How to Snowboard: A Beginner’s Guide – Basic Movements on Snow

Part 3 - How to Snowboard: A Beginner’s Guide – Getting Around on a Snowboard

How to Ski:

Part 1 - How to Ski: a Beginner's Guide - Gear and Equipment Basics

Part 2 - How to Ski: A Beginner’s Guide – Basic Movements on Snow

Part 3 - How to Ski: A Beginner’s Guide – Getting Around on Skis

Your First Day on the Hill

Just remember that everyone was a beginner once and they all had a first day. Your instructor will have all the information for you on how to get started. Stop by the ski school to sign up for your lesson.

Clothing Tips

You can have a lot of fun if you are warm and dry. The best way to dress for winter weather is to wear layers. In general, the three main layers are: 1. Wicking 2. Insulating 3. Weather protection. The Wicking Layer is the layer worn next to your skin, usually consisting of long underwear. Make sure this first layer fits snugly, but not tight in order to wick efficiently. The Insulating Layer is the middle layer that includes sweaters, sweat shirts, vests and pullovers. The Protection Layer is the exterior layer, generally a shell and pants, that serve to guard against the elements of winter. It should repel water from snow, sleet or rain and block the wind, while also letting perspiration evaporate.

Accessories

Up to 80 percent of your body’s heat can escape from an uncovered head, so wearing a HAT or HEADBAND is essential when it’s cold- even better, wear a HELMET. SUNGLASSES do much more than make you look cool – they protect your eyes from damaging solar radiation. GOGGLES are necessary when it’s snowing. GLOVE and MITTENS should also be waterproof and breathable and especially not too tight so that they restrict the warm air movement inside.

Welcome to Boot Camp

Properly fitted boots with the right flex are essential for controlling your skis and keeping your feet warm. But what should a boot feel like?

A properly fitted ski boot should feel like hands gently clasped around your ankles. Your heels should not slip up and down, your calf muscles shouldn’t feel pinched. The boot should feel comfortably snug, but you should be able to wiggle your toes just a little bit. Boots that are too tight cause your feet to get cold, cramp, or go to sleep. You can’t do anything on the slopes if you can’t feel or move your feet.

Ski Poles

They’re not for stabbing unfriendly skiers or snowboarders. Ski poles help skiers keep their balance and help initiate turns on the slopes. They’re also great for cleaning the snow off your boot soles and pointing out hot skiers from a distance.

What About Ski Safety?

Skiing can be exciting, but also potentially dangerous. Read about our safety guidelines by clicking the button below.

Need More Help?

Learning something can be overwhelming when you have lots of great questions or don’t understand the lingo. If you have a specific question, don’t hesitate to ask us!

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