Well, pretty much as the topic states! I've been skiing just a couple of times before in the past couple of years in an indoor snowboarding/skiing place. (I have been skiing at some real mountains, just once, on a school trip, when I was quite young. The most memorable event of the day was nervously wedging my way down one hill at the instruction of a fellow kid, and finding myself totally unable to take the pommel lift back up without falling off nearly instantly. I wound up taking off my skis and carrying them all the way back up the hill, while everyone sailing smoothly up the lift just stared at me :P took nearly ten years for a friend to convince me to give skiing another go after that, and I enjoyed it much more the second time!) Irritatingly, I found that I can only really make turns to the left (I'm right handed?) - turns to the right are laboured and my skis don't want to go in the same direction and it's all very frustrating.
Me and some friends are planning a weekend trip to the mountains to go skiing soon, and I really don't want to have my trip dampened by such a silly thing! I was wondering if there are any exercises I can do at home (before I go!) that would help me to be able to turn to the left, or some technical advice, or even reasons people can suggest as to why I can turn one direction and not the other and ways to fix this.
Looking at other threads I see that a fairly common suggestion is to take a lesson. I looked into this but they seem really expensive :/ ($60 for a 1:50 hour group lesson, $120 for a 1 hour private lesson! Prices in NZD$ btw) Are they really worth that much?
Thanks in advance for any replies and advice :)
(edited as I got left and right mixed up not that it matters!)
Edited by fgor - 6/8/11 at 8:44pm