START SKIING: ALL OUR ADVICE
It's the winter holidays and you've decided to hit the slopes. Are you a beginner and are you afraid to go down the slope? Don't panic! Book ski lessons with a certified instructor and discover all our advice to gain confidence from the first turns!
WHICH SKI EQUIPEMNT TO CHOOSE?
As in any sport, the choice of the right equipment is essential to have fun but also to avoid getting hurt. Indeed, the ski equipment must correspond to your level, your profile and your desires. For a beginner skier, we prefer skis that are easy to handle, reliable and allow you to progress quickly.
Our Initiation range is ideal for this profile, with light and reassuring skis. This way, you can ski safely with skis that are forgiving and allow you to take turns and skid easily.
STARTING OUT ON SKIS
There is a certain stance to adopt when you are on the tips. First of all, bending your knees is important to get flexibility in your legs and to get better control on the slope. Also, remember to lean forward for balance and power. Then, in each turn, it is important to press on the outside of the ski so as not to lose speed and remain stable.
Thanks to our advice and your ski lessons, you will learn a few techniques in skiing for your safety. First of all, braking. This allows you to manage your speed, to stop quickly in case of danger but also to feel more comfortable on the slopes. From skidding to braking, thanks to the snowplough, you will learn to slow down and gain confidence.
On the ski slopes, you will be required to make turns on skis to turn. To do this, you simply shift your body weight from the inside to the outside ski. Using the snowplough method, face the slope and make a nice turn.
In summary, the position on the skis is essential, as is the choice of equipment adapted to the skier's profile. To begin in complete safety, each ski resort has a beginner's area where the terrain is conducive to learning the various techniques. The most important thing is to know how to brake!
Rent your skis online
Find all our ski rental shops online and book your ski equipment now. This way, you can benefit from low prices and prepare your ski holidays with peace of mind. As soon as you arrive in the resort, your equipment is waiting for you in the shop, fully prepared and waxed! All our advisors are at your disposal to guide you in choosing the equipment best suited to your needs.