Skiing

United States
January 10, 2012 7:35am CST
I have gone snow skiing once in my life and I loved it! I would really like to go again and take my daughter as well. How many of you ski and do you do it often? I usually watch the winter Olympics when all the ski and snowboard events are on. I enjoy them a great deal. I have always wanted to water ski but I do not swim and I am scared of water, so I don't think that I could ever do that. Do you like to water ski? Do you think that someone who is scared of water could water ski?
6 responses
@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
10 Jan 12
I haven't ever been skiing. When I was in Liechtenstein I did go up a snowy mountain in a chair lift. It was slippery for me with my shoes on. I didn't feel as if I wanted to try out skiing. I fancy going in a toboggan down a snowy hill as long as I stayed safe. I think snowy scenes look pretty but I don't like very cold weather. I prefer a tropical island and hot weather. I have been para sailing three times and I loved that. I tried wind surfing but it was way too challenging. I wouldn't ever have the confidence to try water skiing. I love swimming with my head up from the water and I adore snorkeling. I love seeing the coral reef and friendly fish.
• United States
11 Jan 12
I would like to try wind surfing as well. I don't like cold weather either and so I don't think that I would like to be skiing all the time. I have never been snorkeling and I can't imagine ever doing that.
@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
11 Jan 12
I found snorkeling very easy and enjoyable to do. My first time at it was at Australia's Great Barrier Reef. I hope that you will be able to have ago at wind surfing.
• United States
2 Apr 12
I am terrified of water so snorkeling is out for me. Sounds like your first time was at the perfect place to go though. Maybe I will try wind surfing.
• China
15 Jan 12
I have watched the snow skiing and water ski on TV.I live near the yangtze river,so we have neither a heavy snow nor a heavy sea.I think both are challenging sports.
• United States
2 Apr 12
I enjoy watching these sports on television too. It sounds as though you could water ski more than snow ski. Both could be very challenging sports and that is why snow skiing is a part of the Olympics.
• China
3 Apr 12
To my shame,I can do neither.
@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
10 Jan 12
I have went skiing a couple of times and although I had a great time, I was so sore the next day I could barely move Thanks goodness for flexibility is all I can really say about that. My grandmother had a fit when she found out I had went...she asked me if I had done the appropriate exercises beforehandhuh? Exercises? No..well..apparently there are exercises that people do for a certain amount of time before going that helps to prevent injury. I'm glad that I didn't really hurt myself...sore body and sore pride. I didn't do too bad though considering. I get pretty sore after horseback riding too where I don't do it regularly. As far as water skiing...I have never tried. I bet it would be hard for someone to water ski if they were afraid of the water. It might be a fun way to overcome the fear though. As long as you know how to swim...it might be a very good experience for you.
• United States
11 Jan 12
Jen, I never heard of exercises to go skiing- how interesting. I think that I will stick with horseback riding instead of water skiing as I don't know how to swim. I know how to ride my horse and I enjoy doing it so I think that I will stick with it.
@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
3 Apr 12
Thanks for the best response! I love horseback riding but I do get very sore where I don't do it very much...lol.
@jricky1 (6808)
• China
12 Jan 12
Since my hometown is in the northeast of my country.So it's really cold in the winter and people always go there for skiing,it is such fun to do that and challenge myself.lol,maybe skiing is a little bit funny than water skii.Anyway,these are all great ways for people to enjoy themselves.Have fun and thanks for sharing.
• United States
2 Apr 12
Sounds like you could ski a lot since you live someplace that is cold often.
10 Jan 12
You can...just believe in yourself and be confident!!
• United States
11 Jan 12
Thanks for the vote of confidence. I am not sure that I want to even try to water ski although I think that it would be fun.
@Nadinest1 (2040)
• Canada
10 Jan 12
I am 44 and I have had a bad knee since about 17 years old. So no, I can't go skiing. While in college, there was ski hills nearby that my classmates would go to once in a while though the winter....i had to miss it every time. Have fun and be careful.
• United States
11 Jan 12
So sorry to hear that! I am thankful that at 44, I am still in fairly good health. It is sad to know that you can't do something.