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Starting to ski Skking can be a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors in winter

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Starting to ski Skking can be a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors in winter, but tot the novice, mastering the mountains, lifts and the equipment can be intimidating. Upon choosing to learn to ski it is advisable to take a lesson with a licensed ski instructor before hopping on the lifts. Every ski resort offers lessons for beginners. For starters here are a few tips on beginning the climb up your first powder- covered mountain. Control The most important thing you will learn when beginning to ski is control. It is advisable to select shorter skis than longer ones, as they are easier to navigate, this will help you control your initial steps on the slopes. ...read more.

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Going from side to side down the mountain will help you to retain control, by helping you to slow down and will also allow your to work on your technique. Turning One of the best ways to learn how to turn on your skis is to take all your weight off your foot and therefore ski taking the inside turn. Then if you want to turn down the slope take all your weight off your other foot and downhill ski. It is as easy as this : To turn right, lift your right heel and to turn left, lift your left heel. However resist the temptation to just twist your skis, they will not turn without shifting your weigh and you may hurt your ankle Balance It is a tradition that beginning skiers should practice balancing on just one ski before hitting the slopes. ...read more.

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The phrase practice makes perfect was founded by fallen skiers. Advanced Skiing A good skier is one who shifts hid weight back and forth, tend to ski with their feet further apart. Their skis even get slightly out of parallel making them look almost bowlegged. An open stance allows feet and legs to work independently. It also allows one to get a high edge when turning so the do not lose speed. Equipment Remember to choose shorter skis for your initial runs. Also choose a ski boot that isn't to loose or tight. The ski boot is the most important piece of equipment you will wear so make sure it fits comfortably. Dress in warm, waterproof clothing and most importantly have fun on the slopes. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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