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Get Ready to Ski

How to Get Ready to Go Skiing


Get Ready to Ski
Copyright Mike Doyle

Are you ready to go skiing, but not sure how to get started? Here's how to choose the ski equipment, clothing, and gear you'll need, advice on selecting a ski resort, and how to plan a ski vacation.

Skiing Checklist
Checklist of items (including gear, equipment and clothing) you will need for your day on the ski slopes.

Ski Equipment Rental
When you're a beginning skier or just trying out the sport to decide if it's the right one for you, it makes sense to rent ski equipment.

Skiing Tips for Beginners
When you're a beginning skier, it's important to get started skiing with appropriate gear and lessons, and to know the basics of navigating your way up and down a mountain.

How to Pick a Ski Area
Are you going skiing for the first time? Before you head to the ski slopes, it's important to pick a ski area or ski resort that will coordinate all the logistics, from providing expert instruction to getting your lift ticket and rental equipment.

Skiing Lessons
Who needs skiing lessons, who provides skiing lessons, skiing ability levels, and why professional instruction is important.

Choose a Ski Lesson Program
The most important step in learning how to ski is choosing a ski lesson program that is compatible with your skills and abilities.

Planning a Family Ski Vacation
Are you ready to take your family on a ski vacation? It's important to choose a ski resort that is geared towards families and children. Not all ski resorts are suitable for younger or beginner skiers.

Select Skis
Are you interested in buying or renting skis? Here's information on how to select the best skis for you, including how to select skis that match your ability level, your goals, and your terrain preference.

Fit Ski Boots
Before you rent or buy ski boots, it's important to make sure that the boots fit properly. The next step is to make sure that your boots are adjusted for optimal skiing.

Ski Clothing
Ski clothing for men, women, and children including snow boots, apres-ski attire, ski jackets, ski pants, and accessories.

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