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Ski Lessons

By December 4, 2012

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Who needs skiing lessons? In a word - everybody. When you consider that a ski instructor is, in effect, really a ski coach, does it surprise you that all Olympic ski teams have instructor/coaches? In fact, ski instructors have ski instructors.

What type of ski lessons should you look for? There was a time in the ski industry when there were rival schools of thought on how to teach the art and skill of skiing. Today, with the introduction of the shaped ski, there is an inherent turning capability engineered into the ski, so you're ahead of the game.

If you are comfortable learning with others, choose a group lesson. Otherwise, consider private lessons, at least to get started.  When you're starting out, choose a learn-to-ski package that will incorporate teaching techniques designed to have you stopping, turning, and skiing in control of your speed.  Here's more on how to choose a ski lesson program.

Related: Ski Lessons | Professional Ski Instructors of America

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