just tell me how...?

 skiing - skiing rest
Romania
January 19, 2007 7:46am CST
i would like to learn to ski. i really want to, but i am afraid...and i tell myself i will not be able to go down the hillside...what to do?
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@sweetcakes (3505)
• United States
21 Jan 07
maybe this info will help you Find a short, steep pitch on a hill and stand across the hill (so that your skis are on a perpendicular to the fall-line). Assume a proper traverse position with your arms held in front of your chest (as though you are carrying a dinner tray or riding a horse). Keep your weight on the instep of your downhill ski boot and roll your feet and ankles downhill. Your skis will begin to slide down the fall-line.
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
21 Jan 07
Too technical for abeginner to understand and get correct, and I understand your terms!
@rsaccn (22)
• Denmark
20 Feb 07
i learnt to skiing myself it was easy for me :S
@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
21 Jan 07
Good ski places have classes for people like you and me. I live just a few dozen miles from the mountains and only 2 hours from Banff but have never down hill skied becauseI'm a klutz and would probably break my leg the first day. My grandchildren are taught at school, and my children know how. If you want to learn, join a class, you won't be the only adult, and the exercise is great, alongwith the fresh air
• United States
21 Jan 07
I would recommend taking a lesson (half-day or full-day) to learn the basics. I have done cross-country skiing before but not downhill.