The Value of Ski Lessons
If you are new to skiing or boarding, taking a lesson is a logical first step. Even if you have friends who are willing to teach you, getting your start with a pro will definitely allow you to advance from “who talked me into this?” to “wow, I think I’m going to like this” a lot quicker. So if you are new to snow sports, let your Trip Captain know, and he or she will try to get you pointed in the right direction so you can book a lesson. While TSC doesn’t directly arrange lessons, we’ll do our best to help you find a contact at any of our destinations. English is a second language at resorts in Europe, but fortunately, it’s almost everybody’s second language, so finding a class taught in English is not too difficult.
If you’ve been skiing or boarding for a few years, or even a long time, but you just don’t feel like you are progressing, then it may be time to invest in some advanced instruction. When you hit that plateau, a good ski instructor can help you jump to the next level, whether that’s making true parallel turns, refining your technique, getting comfortable in deep powder, tackling the steeps, or even adventuring off-piste where you’ll need a full range of skills. The cost of a lesson may seem like a lot, until you calculate all the increased enjoyment you’ll get throughout the season. Go ahead and dive in. You’ll meet some new people, gain more confidence, and be glad you did it!