I have been rollerblading for over 20yrs. 40yr old female. I also ice-skate, run, do yoga, and bike all year round (why let the ice/snow/wind stop me!). Anyhow, went skiing for the first time last week. Found it to be really easy and fun. Fell once, first trip down. This doesn't bother me. So I am fearless or foolish depending on how you look at it. Granted I am in WI so how hard can the hills be? Did the bunny hill once and the remainder of the day skied the black diamond at Alpine Valley.
No problems stopping (used my hockey stop). Oddly found it harder to turn right than left so I just lifted my left ski off the snow, problem solved. I was a bit slower (not much) than my friend who is really a quite good skier. I had her go in front of me so when she turned, I turned. She said I needed to learn how to be more graceful. I can do this, I am a graceful roller bladder. I was trying to find you-tube videos on learning to ski but all I am finding is how to plow stop, how to stop ect. Even though I am a beginner I think I am beyond this???? I have really good balance and quite honestly I couldn't figure out what to do with the pole? So the useless things stayed in one hand off the ground.
So Now that I am older, wiser and have more free time with disposable income, do you think it foolish I go to Whistler or Utah for some fun? I think I would love really long runs. I am pretty sure I will like powder also. Not that I would know this being from WI:)
Total side note: I tried on boots the other day and hated the beginner boot. I liked the stiffer Salmon Pro 90. This is what I would wear if it were a Rollerblade. Crazy on my part thinking this boot would work for me?????
Any suggestions or tips would be helpful. I am just looking to have fun and not totally embarrass myself on the hill.