- Young (a bit less than 30)
- In decent shape -- bit of climbing / hiking / yoga.
- Previous ski experience:
- - Two days in the Midwest.
- - No lessons. Friends put her on the chairlift. Ended day two with a light knee sprain. I was not present / associated with this bad juju.
- To note: Is from Minnesota and knows how to handle extreme cold. Experience winter camping and hiking.
- Utilize Loveland's Three-Class Pass (Lesson + Season Pass Package)
- - One Full Day Lesson (Rentals Included.)
- - Two Half Day Lesson (Rentals Included for whole day.)
- After 1/2 days lessons, ski with her at Loveland Valley in the afternoon (assuming she wants to ski still.)
- Use the rentals during the first three lessons -- get a feel for what it should be like outside of my "expertise" and have a pair of short skis to begin on.
- Boots: After first three lessons explore boots. I took her to try a few pairs on and she is adamant she needs a size that I'm sure is much too big (28 for her Womens size 10 foot?!). Hopefully a lesson or two and some more non-me expertise will find her a good fit.
- Skis: Rossignol B2 Bandits in 158. Skis in very good shape, bought off a friend whose wife outgrew them (in skill). May have to remount them depending on final boot size.
- If she likes skiing -- get her confident enough to explore on her own over blue/green terrain. Hopefully in time by end of February ski trip to Crested Butte so I have lots of time to go follow a local friend through what I hear is very humbling terrain.
The big question for me is how to negotiate the time after those lessons? Point me to threads I should read? Tips / Tricks / Suggestions? Start budgeting for regular lessons throughout the year?
I fear the biggest regular hiccup is going to be my need to be at the mountain stupid early. She is not an early riser. I hate traffic and love having a coffee, reading, and booting up methodically still in time for first chair.
Mod note: Beginner added to thread title after thread moved to Beginner Zone at OP's request