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Skiing is great fun and I can’t wait to introduce the babes to the slopes, although it’s been years since I went bombing down them myself.
Today’s guest post from Maria at Club Med should tempt you out there, if you’ve never ventured. Climb every mountain! Tra la la la. Etc.
Top Three Skiing Holiday Myths
Are you thinking of going on your first skiing holiday? Perhaps you’re fed up of the wet and dreary weather back home or just fancy doing something a bit different to the usual beach holiday. Well, don’t be put off by what you hear.
A skiing holiday is great fun for everyone, regardless of whether you’re an advanced skier or a complete novice. Many people are apprehensive about their first skiing trip, particularly if they have young children or have never stepped foot on the slopes before.
If this sounds like you, check out these top three skiing myths and put your mind at rest:
Learning to ski is really difficult
Those that have never been skiing, even on a dry slope, are often nervous about learning to ski. There are rumours and myths flying around all over the place about how difficult skiing is to master, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
If you’re going to a ski resort as a complete novice, there will be specially trained staff on hand to help beginners and excellent ski schools to teach you the necessary skills. Once you’ve got the hang of the basics, there will be nursery or beginner slopes, where you can practice until you’re confident enough to move out onto the bigger trails.
You need to be a really good skier
This just simply isn’t true. There are some ski resorts that are targeted towards professional or advanced skiers, but the vast majority are suitable for a wide range of abilities. The other people at the resorts are likely to be just like you and I. Don’t feel pressurised into tackling those double black diamond routes just yet.
A luxury ski resort is probably one of the safest places to learn to ski, so whether you have only been once and want a bit of practice, or you’ve never skied before, you’ll be in good hands.
There’s nothing there other than snow
If you’re travelling with the family and a couple of those in your party don’t fancy skiing, that’s not a problem.
Although it’s hard to picture anything other than endless snowy mountains at a ski resort, there are often world-class attractions and facilities there. Whether you fancy a dip in the pool, pottering around the nearby villages, relaxing with a Swedish massage or just chilling out in the hotel or chalet, there’s something for everyone.
Hopefully busting these three skiing myths has helped you look forward to your holiday skiing in Val d’Isère, or wherever your chosen location is, rather than worrying about it unduly.
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