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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Yes I am a third year newbie. Although I just know [img]smile.gif[/img] this will be my year to take off.
First time I tried I had horrible equipement and never made it off the bunny slope or out of the stupid lesson.
Second time I actually made it down the newbie hill. But didn't get a chance to go again last year.
My husband has been skiing for many years and is very advanced so I get left behind on the trips. But not for much longer. I have decided I won't be left behind this year. I really want to learn. So I expect I will be here often. I am looking for advice and new people to ski with. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

[ November 11, 2003, 08:12 AM: Message edited by: SnowAngel ]
post #2 of 11
The fact that you're excited and interested in learning to ski well is a great start. Get yourself some solid instruction from a qualified instructor, on a regular basis. If you let us know where you ski, I'm sure someone here could recommend a solid instructor. Couple this with more time on the snow and you and your husband will be surprised at how fast you'll progress. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #3 of 11
Welcome. If you are really serious about this being the year, come to the Epicski Academy at Snowbird. But being from Boston,I need to tell you that any variant of th phrase "this will be the year" may be a jinx.

Red Sox fans use that phrase anually! [img]redface.gif[/img]
Enjoy the forum.
There is much to be learned! [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #4 of 11

Welcome to EpicSki!

I second Lisa's suggestion: come to EpicSki Academy

You will make many new friends, your skiing will take off, and your husband would have a great time skiing with us too!

[ November 10, 2003, 09:46 PM: Message edited by: nolo ]
post #5 of 11

If you have any kind of coordination at all, with a few lessons, you'll pick sking up quickly. I see from your other post that you got injured quite badly from your early attempts at skiing. I can only guess that your Husband took you skiing and got you in over your head, probably got discusted and left you in the lodge the rest of the day while he played. A tuff situation for both of you to be in. Don't let fear be a factor in your ski experiences. To over come this, you must take the time to seek out professionals who are paid to take the time to instruct you and help you.

My wife has progressed over the years because she took lessons early on. She now is comfortable skiing most big mountain conditions and also is quite good at snowboarding. We also have an understanding while on ski trips. She knows her limitations as do I and although we ski together for the most part, she lets me do my own thing with the boys on deep pow days. Frankly, I think your husband would be better off paying a little more attention to your needs if he really cares to see you improve enough to spend more time with you on the slopes.

Take lessons from a qualified instructor. Good luck

[ November 11, 2003, 04:43 AM: Message edited by: Lars ]
post #6 of 11
Welcome, Snow Angel.

Remember that each and every person here was at one time Just Like You. We all had to tumble to learn.

Some of us are still tumbling! If yer not fallin, yer not learnin! You go, girl! :
post #7 of 11
Yes, we were all once like her, skiing around trying to get that Dido song out of our heads "I'm Snow Angel..."

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone. So glad to be here.
My first expierence when I got hurt I was in a lesson, unfortunately I got hurt on the bunny hill. But it was ice crusted snow and really sucky equipement. Then last year my youngest daughter and I went up with my husband. But we only made one run down Bruno. I will not give up til I learn this.

Bonni-so funny you say that. My mom taught rollerskating in CA when I was little. (that is why I know I will take off this year. First time on skates I broke my arm now I am great.) But that is exactly what she used to tell me. If you aren't falling you arent' learning.
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Oh, And sorry. Didn't mean to give anyone the wrong impression.
When I started this thread I was using "pnwnewbie" as my name. But I decided if my Daughter can go by the name Angel than so can I.
Not to mention it is a call for the angels to watch over me on the snow this year.
post #10 of 11
I think there are three ways for any skier to improve:

  • Take a lesson - from a good instructor.</font>
  • Ski often - there is no substitute for mileage.</font>
  • Ski with someone that skis better than you - so you can emulate their technique; which includes habits both good and bad.</font>
Which brings us back to number one, you'll need to take more lessons to rid yourself of those bad habits you've picked up along the way. The best skiers in the world take lessons, we call their instructors coaches. By the way, what you learn in a lesson may not sink-in immediately, but it will.
Finally, accept the invitations to attend the Academy - the lessons you will learn will dramatically improve your ability - but leave your husband home. Do this for yourself.

Oh, OK, after you've suffered through his begging and pleading to come with you; give in, but tell him not to slow you down when you get back home.

Welcome aboard SnowAngel [img]graemlins/angel.gif[/img]

post #11 of 11
Have fun with your "take off" season, SnowAngel, and watch out for those Oregon beer makers you'll read about in the "meet on the hill" section.
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