Annual highly succesful winter sports thread!


#21

If you did a package with beginners lessons and the like, I’m sure you’d have no issue (it’s what I did a few years ago and you go from literal absolutely basics to being able to do a easy-to-medium run on your own fairly quickly.). Even got taken into a half pipe (which was a disaster in terms of staying upright) by the end.

Btw, boarding is the way to go. Skiing is for Tories :wink:


#22

Bend your knees much more than you’d expect.


#23

Periodically get tempted to book a few lessons at the Snowdome. At least that way I wouldn’t have to worry about having to be flown home by air ambulance.


#24

Mrs Z and I did this actually, just to get a feel for whether we thought we’d like it or not.

Of of the first things you’ll learn is how to fall safely and it’s really easy to ditch on a board while learning, even though you’re strapped onto it - never skied, so can’t speak for that.


#25

My memory of my one and only boarding session at some resort in France is falling over and really smacking my coccyx to shit. Not for me Clive, I prefer having independent control of both my legs.

I really really loved skiing when I did it a few times in my thirties. Mostly like looking at the scenery, and the beers and hot chocolates half way down the slopes. Unfortunately Mrs F is really not keen, so I’ll probably never do it again. Also my knees probably aren’t up to it any more.


#26

You’ll probably fall over a few times for your first couple of lessons but dont be disheartened! Focus on keeping your balance and finding an edge. I think once you’ve picked up the basics its easier than skiing to get to a reasonable standard.


#27

Cheers! Genuinely buzzing about it!


#28

wengen! Lauberhorn! Here we go

:cow::bell: :cow::bell: :cow::bell:

:skier:

:mountain_snow:

:switzerland:


#29

Watched ski Sunday last week and within about 2 mins of it being on I was looking up ski holidays :grinning: