Anna Pilz

You're never too old to learn to ski

Skiing is not only a fascinating and exciting sport, but also a passion that offers freedom and adventure in the midst of a picturesque winter landscape. In addition to physical fitness, it also requires a certain amount of courage and perseverance. Especially if you didn't have the opportunity as a child and decide to take your first turns on skis at an advanced age. Many adult beginners naturally tend to think more about the possible consequences, which is why some older beginners will find it too much of a challenge. However, if you take the plunge, jump over your shadow and follow a few tips on how to get started skiing properly, you will be rewarded with wonderful experiences on the fantastic mountains of Salzburger Land and Styria.

The first step once you have made your decision is to choose a ski resort. Depending on whether you want to spend a multi-day holiday in Ski amadé or are travelling for individual day trips, find out in advance where there are special and easily accessible beginner areas. Relaxed and less challenging terrain makes it easier to familiarise yourself with the equipment and learn basic techniques. You will grow by overcoming yourself, strengthen your self-confidence and your muscles can slowly get used to the strain. When booking your trip or planning your day trip, you can get advice directly from your travel agency, local tourism organisations or directly via the contact form on the Ski amadé website. You can also find helpful information about the many different ski areas and their diverse pistes on the website.

Choosing the right equipment is another crucial factor for adult beginners. A good fit of the ski boots, the correct adjustment of the bindings and the right choice of type and length of skis are crucial for a comfortable and safe skiing experience. It makes perfect sense to hire equipment on site to ensure that it meets your individual needs. An additional advantage of this is that you can also change equipment if you don't feel comfortable with your choice. You also always have an up-to-date and well-maintained set-up and don't have to take everything with you from home or store it there for the rest of the year. You will find ski hire shops in the valley stations of the larger cable cars and you will also receive perfect advice in 32 INTERSPORT Rent shops in Ski amadè.

For adult beginners in particular, attending a ski course or hiring a private ski instructor is highly recommended. Professional instruction can not only help you to learn the basics of skiing in the long term, but also build up your self-confidence. Trained ski instructors cater to individual needs, reduce fears and give helpful tips to make learning to ski a positive experience.

You will find a special offer for this in Ski amadè with Learn2Ski. This package includes a 3-day ski pass, ski course and ski hire with a money-back guarantee. You can book this offer directly with the ski schools here at Learn2Ski.

In any case, learning to ski as an adult is a rewarding challenge that not only promotes physical fitness, but can also awaken the joy of new adventures. The learning process as an adult requires patience and perseverance. It is important to realise from the outset that progress may not be immediately visible. But once you have made the decision, skiing has a wealth of positive aspects in store for anyone who takes the plunge. The path from beginner to experienced skier at an advanced age is characterised by personal growth, overcoming fears, strengthening oneself and discovering a new passion, and offers the unique opportunity to enjoy the snowy winter landscape to the full alongside a full rucksack of different emotions and experiences.
So what are you waiting for!

Anna Pilz

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