Learning to ski is often a case of mind over matter. Anyone can learn, no matter their age. Here at ES, we teach little ones as soon as they can stand, all the way through to their grandparents who want to share a snow experience with their families. You are never too old to learn to ski.
We do not recommend it. But you can learn to ski while pregnant yes. There are safety concerns associated with skiing while pregnant. Many ladies request a gentle, patient instructor to help them learn. Skiing doesn’t have to be fast or scary, and you can learn well within your comfort zone and enjoy the experience!
Dry slopes are a great way to try out the basics back home before booking a holiday on snow. The material you learn on, however, is a little different to snow though. So although the technique is the same, it can be a change going from dry slope to snow. Luckily it is easier to ski on snow, making it quite a smooth transition.
Of course! It doesn’t matter what age you are or what experience you have. Everyone can learn to ski. It may take longer for some than others, but with the right guidance, anything is possible. We run many programmes that cater for all ages. We also teach sessions for adaptive skiers too, who are less able, so there’s no need to feel held back when you get onto snow for the first time.
Skiing is an extreme sport, so it’s best to start in the right area on the mountain and know a little about the equipment to make the best use of it. To make good progress, you really do need lessons. Although it’s possible to muddle through these first steps without an instructor, it’s certainly not easy, and it can lead to unnecessary injury. Bad habits picked up along the way can have a knock-on effect later on, and they can be challenging to unpick later in the process.
A full day private lesson can be a fantastic kickstarter for your skiing. As a beginner, the first lesson can be tough on the legs, so it’s worth taking a few breaks throughout the day to keep yourself energised. It is entirely possible that by the end of the day you will have a good grasp of stopping on your skis and maybe turning too.