First of all I will admit that I am fat (Husky on the Iglesias scale) I used to weigh 400lbs and I am down to 350, and still dropping (slowly) I used to have a desk job and my wight shot up if anyone is asking, and my new job has me doing a lot of walking (I walk no less than 4 miles a day) and I am pushing myself to go harder every day.
One of the things that I have been doing that have helped me loose the weight, I would go sailing on my off time around where I live or take short trips to nearby cities, or occasionally the Bahamas. Solo sailing is a workout on its own, and it have been helping, plus the walking. With this new job, I will be land locked for a few months, and since I will be taking classes in Fall, it will be a couple of years before I head back to Florida, sailing won't be an option for me (not unless I get a call to crew).
My current employers is sending me to Ogden, UT and I realized how close to some ski resorts i am. I am have been heavily thinking of skiing again, since I used to ski when I was younger. I started when I was 6 years old, and done it every year until I was 14. I was able to tackle the blue's and some blacks, but that was some time ago, now 16 years later I do not know where to begin.
As for general skiing, the one question that I have is where should I begin? (I am already working on the weight loss, but I can move for a big dude)
As for equipment, I am thinking of renting the ski's for now, but I do want to buy my own boots (one advice I was given when I was younger) but what should I look into?
Like I said about ski's, but if there is a deal, I am willing to go ahead and purchase a set too, but I am not sure which brands to look into and what size.
I am 6'1 at 350 if that helps.
I know that I am coming in late in the season, but I also do not mind hitting the sales. I do know that once I am finished in UT, I might end up in either Washington State, or Las Vegas (depending on my grants) so I know I will be near some slopes.
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