Originally Posted by slider
There's fast skiers and there's good skiers. BUT there are very few fast,good skiers. With that said,work on skills at a slow speed first. The speed will come with time.
PS-You will find your "own speed". It's what you are comfortable with. There will be faster and some will be slower.
The best thing I ever did for my skiing was tagging along with my husband and his buddies on "Boy's night out".
I was not allowed to cramp his style so I had to stay on the intermediate hills, but I didn't care because I WAS SKIING!
The boredom of skiing moderate hills made me work on my skills and because I was alone, I spent a lot of time (A LOT OF TIME) talking to ski patrolers and getting tips from them. Those poor patrollers must have gotten sick of me.
(My husbands only advice to me was....Turn to slow, don't slow to turn!):
Towards the end of the season, I started skiing with "the boys". The speed I picked up with the new skills I learned surprised me and my husband. In fact, one of his friends said "Holy Sh#@, I thought you said your wife was slow. She was right on my A$$"
Now, the "boys" call me to see if I am up for skiing and they say I can bring my husband along if I'd like.
The moral of the story is...
Take the time to work on your skills and you will be amazed at the speed that comes along with those skills, and you'll be in more control at speed.
Mostly...What ever way you want to ski....do it with a smile!