So I've recently been watching a few skiing documentaries on netflix, and all the cool gopro stuff that I can find on youtube. Skiing is something that's always appealed to me but my family were never interested in doing it so I never got the chance growing up.
I'm 22 and I've just left a job and have all the time in the world now, and I've been thinking about just getting on a plane and going off somewhere, preferably somewhere where I can go skiing for a day or two. I know nothing about how it all works so I have a couple of questions.
1. Can you just go to a ski resort with none of your own gear, and pay to hire it all and just ski for the day?
2. Do you have to be properly trained and instructed for ages if you've never done it?
3. Where should I go?
I used to rollerblade loads in my teens for a good three or four years, so I feel like i have pretty good balance when it comes to moving fast on two feet. How much does that lend itself to skiing? (anyone who has done both please let me know). In my head I don't think I'd have any problems with staying on my feet but it might be completely different to what I expect. I could roll on one wheel of one foot for like 50 at a time back in the day - surely skiing can't be harder than that?
If anyone could take the time to help me out/give me any advice that would be perfect.