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Old 05-18-2007, 08:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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What is the best way to learn good techniques for skiiing? Should I have friends who ski teach me what they know or receive more structured instruction?
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Old 06-01-2007, 05:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I think that the best place for people to learn how to ski is by using a ski school. Don't go up the mountain thinking that you will teach yourself and that it can not be too hard to go ski.
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Well you could go to a skiing school, or you could watch a tutorial on the internet.
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Old 06-02-2007, 02:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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don't waste your time with ski school, find some of your friends that are better the your, ski with them and learn form them. when u can leran no more, find new people and so on. eventualy u will start filling in the blanks by yourself. i never went to ski school, and personaly, i think its a waste of time and money
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Why is it a waste of money
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Oh I was thinking a school might be a good idea. I thought it could be a a safer way to learn. Or is it really a waste of money?
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Definately don't get friends to teach you. Join a good ski school or hire an intructor. Skiing can be a dangerous sport. It would be a shame to get hurt before you've had chance to enjoy it properly.

Don't worry I promise it wont be a waste of money. You will get much more fun out of skiing if you learn properly.
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don't waste your time with ski school, find some of your friends that are better the your, ski with them and learn form them. when u can leran no more, find new people and so on. eventualy u will start filling in the blanks by yourself. i never went to ski school, and personaly, i think its a waste of time and money

I went to skiing school when I was young and I learnt a lot.
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I would HIGHLY suggest taking a few lessons from a Ski School. Depending on where you take it from, it could be a really great experience. Not to mention the fact that if you learn from your friends or even family who you think are "better" than you, you will be learning THEIR way of skiing and its not a universal sport. Everyone adds a little something different, though there is a genearl outline to follow. Learning from friends or family can result in bad habits being formed that wont allow you to expand past a ceartain point. Sure you may be able to ski a black diamond or double black anywhere, it doesn't mean you ACTUALLY "skied" it. Many get those two confused. Getting down the mountain and skiing them are very different. Ski School will start you off with good techniques and fundemenatal and then as you get better you can tweak it to fit you more comfortably.
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Di it right the first time....Learn from a pro and you will always have a good basis. I notice this post is older....what did you end up doing?
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