Tips for Beginner Skiers

Every year, more and more people choose not some tropical and hot destinations for holidays, but travel to places where it is cold, snowflakes fall, a harsh wind blows, and they are surrounded by majestic mountains with stunning panoramic views to feel that powerful feeling of wild freedom. Some people prefer the Alps, others choose the Tatras, or any other ski resort. Wherever you enjoy winter entertainment, beginner skiers might need some practical tips, which we would like to provide.

Skiing Equipment

There is more than one criterion for choosing skis. They must be selected according to the ability to ski, the height and weight of the skier. One of the main conditions: the skis should be slightly shorter than the height of a person. This rule should be followed by all beginners, as such skis are easier to control and easier to make the turns. Longer skis are chosen by the advanced skiers, who like high speed with long turns. Ski bindings are tailored to the weight and personal skills. Another important criterion when choosing skis is their hardness. Beginners are advised to rent or buy softer skis that help to make the turns easier, but keep in mind that you may feel vibration at higher speeds, as a result, you can feel a lack of stability. Harder skis are chosen by experienced skiers because this type of ski provides greater stability. You will not be able to ski without sticks. Choose them according to your height, with loops for your wrists so that you do not lose them while skiing. You do not have to buy your equipment if you have never tried skiing before. All ski resorts have equipment rental spots where professionals will help you.

Skiing Equipment
Skiing Equipment

Clothing

Skiers are advised to wear a special jacket and pants made of synthetic fabric, which is breathable, but at the same time protects from the wind and does not get wet too quickly. It is recommended to wear a T-shirt with long sleeves and underpants made of a special elastic material that absorbs sweat. If the temperature is low, then it is recommended to wear a light sweater under your jacket. However, always choose the natural or thermo materials. All clothes must be breathable and loose so as not to restrict movement. It is not recommended to wear clothes made of cotton as they get wet quickly, retain moisture, which increases the risk of getting cold.

It is also important to choose waterproof gloves of good quality. It is recommended to put on socks that contain more polyarene, polyamide, or wool containing elastane. Do not forget the warm hat and special sunglasses that will protect your eyes from the sun, wind and, of course, snow. Ski boots should also be special, but if you do not have them, you can rent them. Shoes must be neither too small nor too big!

Health

Beginners are advised not to overdo for the first few days and ski for an hour or two, adding one hour more every other day. Try to breathe through your nose so that the air warms up before it gets into your lungs to avoid the risk for bronchitis or angina. Do not forget to have lip balsam to protect your lips from harsh winds. This will prevent cracks or even herpes. When skiing in the mountains it is recommended to use sun protection cream with high SPF for your face to avoid burnt skin.