Need help learning to ski? The following free skiing instruction videos are available exclusively from About.com and will help you with getting on and off a ski lift and a magic carpet and learning skiing basics so you can get started on the ski slopes.
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If you've never taken a ski lift before, it can look a little intimidating. Don't stress. Getting on and off a ski lift requires just a few basic skills. See how to do it.
A magic carpet ski lift is like a moving walkway you find in airports, except it goes up a ski slope. See how to get on and off a magic carpet so you look like a pro!
The gliding wedge, or snow plow, is the starting point for any new skier. It gives you good control and a solid platform for advancement. See our tips on how to get comfortable with the gliding wedge.
If you're new to skiing, one of the first things to learn is how to do a straight run. The straight run requires a good skiing stance and forms the foundation of further development. See our tips for mastering the straight run!