Top Ten Things You Need to Know Before Your First Ski Trip

With spring break just a few days away, some of you will be hitting the slopes for your first ski trip. There are a few things you should know about your first time on skis in order to be prepared for what lies ahead. We’ve compiled a top ten list to prep you for the phenomenal experience you are about to have (because with a name like Ski Daddy, how could we be biased?).

10. Being a beginner on skis can be a humbling experience. You will fall down. More than once. Just know that the ground is not that far away. And since you are a beginner you won’t be going that fast. You hope.

9. Getting up is far more humiliating than falling. Accept it for what it is – an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth.

8. Skis can pick up speed at an alarming rate.

7. That alarm will prevent you from picking up speed when you most need it, and you will end up poling across a flat area whilst a stream of curse words makes laps around your head.

6. Children who don’t reach your waist will whiz past you as if you are a tree. You will be surprised at how much you can dislike a child of six.

5. You will contemplate jumping off of the ski lift mid-air to avoid exiting the lift in front of the audience at the top.

4. At lunch on the first day you will begin to think skiing was a ridiculous mistake whose only redeeming feature is the stories you’ll tell when you get home.

3. At the end of the first day, you will think that maybe, just maybe, things are starting to click, but on the morning of the second day you will realize you were wrong.

2. By the end of the second day, you will start to feel optimistic again. The third day will confirm your optimism, and on the fourth day you will ski down a slope that made you cry just two days earlier.

1. On your way home, you’ll start planning your next ski trip. And your 2018 Olympic bid.

Have a great trip. If you need any help with the details, Ski Daddy can help you out. Just get in touch and we’ll take care of the rest.

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