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post #61 of 71
I'm currently teaching my wife to ski. She's going on her second year and is learning fast.

Since I'm teaching her myself I always remember to not get frustrated at all. Basically we just ski down and I give her pointers as I see she needs them, but I'm not overly picky and let her do what she wants and go at her own pace. I let her call the shots on which trails she'd like to ski and everything else like when she'd like leave, go warm up, etc. Like many of the above posts, I try to make it as easy and comfortable for her as possible. Most importantly I make sure she's having fun.

I'm going to have to be patient though, because there's nothing more that I would want than to rip up a double diamond with her, but it's the blue/greens for now.

I've been lucky, she seems to be taking a liking to it. She has fun when we go and wants to ski much more this comming season. That makes me very happy because skiing is a huge part of my life and I'm glad she wants to share it with me.
post #62 of 71
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

acro I am sorry that is funny... you like skiing and he likes Fish. talk about weird stereotypical rule reversal.
I like fish too. How are Koi with a little lemon butter?
post #63 of 71
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Originally Posted by Harry_Morgan View Post
I like fish too. How are Koi with a little lemon butter?
Apparently quite good. The Romans first domesticated them because they were pretty good eating.

And the herons and river otters like 'em raw. Grrr!
post #64 of 71
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Originally Posted by reducedfatoreo View Post
I've got a (hopefully fingers-crossed soon-to-be) missus who doesn't like to ski/snowboard.

We'll let that one sink in for a bit...

Anyway, I got her a few snowboarding lessons last season that she was neither here-nor-there about. She's nearly at linking turns and I'm super excited to get her a few more lessons to get her to that point. She says, however,–and quite reasonably–that she probably will remain a snow bunny in the lodge drinking hot chocolate and cheering for me as I ski down the slopes unless there happens to be a friend with us who is at her level and could take the lessons with her.

So, a poll: who here has a significant other who thinks we're crazy to go out on frigid slopes and hurl our bodies down them at insane speeds? Who has convinced him/her to turn to the snow side? Who hasn't? Horror stories, success stories, random stories, let's hear them!

With any luck mine will become a success story, shredding next to me as we go down, but I'm not pushing it! She's afraid of heights as it is, so I'm just focusing on convincing our friends to come take lessons with her. Shameless!
Let her stay afraid of heights, let her enjoy the comforts of home. That means that you don't have to wait for somebody, you don't have to argue about which runs you want. Don't push her, enjoy your snow days! There are NO friends on powder days
post #65 of 71
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My husband collects and raises Japanese Koi fish. I asked him: hey, does anybody on your Koi boards post threads asking, "How do I get my wife more interested in fish?"

It took him a while to stop laughing.

Finally he said, "No, but there is a guy whose screenname is DontTellMyWife."

(Koi are expensive. REALLY expensive. But I digress.)

Sounds like your prospective wife has her interests and you have yours, and they may not intersect at all points. This is not necessarily a bad thing, particularly if y'all are both self-confident, independent folks.

Best of luck to you both.
That is some funny shit right there!!!!^^^^^
Acrophobia.......I see, today is your birthday. Hope you had a good one!

I'd love to hook up with you to ski sometime!
post #66 of 71
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Acrophobia.......I see, today is your birthday. Hope you had a good one!

I'd love to hook up with you to ski sometime!
Thanks very much. There were entirely too many spiders, but otherwise a fun day.

Yeah, sounds great! You should come check out our "heavy powder" in the PNW.
post #67 of 71
My GF/fiance tried it last year - all things were pretty cushy and perfect, she just doesn't like it. When I leave with my for 30 days of skiing every year she just says to have a good time. I have never had to wait for her at a lift.
post #68 of 71
Keep looking...
post #69 of 71
My wife picked up snowboarding a few years ago and loves it. She isn't very good but doesn's insist I wait for her. We meet for lunch and a drink. If I see her on the slopes, I make sure to spray her with a little snow and then ski off before she can hit me with a snow ball.

She tried skiiing and hated it. To many moving parts, she says. I tried snowboarding and decided very quickly it was a waste of time since I learded to ski when I was little.

aLL Snow bunnies are great, but the hottest snow bunnies are the ones that can tear up the slopes! hUBBA hUBBA!
post #70 of 71
One word: Gear.

My wife did not know how to ski when we met. The first few outings were hard on her just because of the comfort factor. So we equipped her with good quality equipment. Now here is the trick: Make sure the gear looks really really good.

This is the last thing I care about for my own gear, but nothing made her happier to learn to ski then wearing her white with gold trim "Sweat Thang" Head boots.
post #71 of 71
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This is the last thing I care about for my own gear, but nothing made her happier to learn to ski then wearing her white with gold trim "Sweat Thang" Head boots.
Hah! Hilarious. Gotta say, I was pretty proud of myself for going the eBay/Craigslist route in getting all of her 'boarding equipment and still managing to get a pretty sweet outfit. My favorite is her Shorty's board, but she's partial to the sweet Dragon goggles .

One thing I forgot to mention to the few posters who were shocked, *shocked* I say! that I got her snowboarding lessons and not skiing lessons, is that for a young adult to be able to walk around in comfy snowboard boots and not have to go through the frustration of learning how to walk in ski boots is a big confidence booster. Not only does she feel pretty toasty and comfy in her "moon boots," as she likes to call them, but I don't have to worry about her slipping in the parking lot on some black ice or falling down the stairs in the lodge because she's unused to the awkward ski boot clomp.
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