Most ski resorts offer complete ski and board riding school facilities at all levels for downhill, cross-country skiing and snowboarding. Unfortunately, many skiers and boarders regard ski/board riding instruction as dull and slow. Nothing could be further from the truth. Today, the trained professional ski/ board riding instructors want you to have fun, to enjoy the sport and to progress with the quickest and easiest methods available.

Factors to consider:

• Statistics prove that the more experienced skiers/boarders have less accidents and
the best way to learn and progress is to
take lessons;

• Your general enjoyment of the sport is often directly related to your ability to handle the different types of terrain and snow conditions available - the fewer restrictions you have in this regard usually means the more fun you have - taking more lessons will allow you to better handle powder snow, ice, bumps, steeper terrain and narrow trails as well as packed, smoother terrain;
  • If you are alone and in an unfamiliar ski area, class lessons will give you the opportunity for fun and social contact as well as the learning experience;

• Take lessons from a trained professional rather than friends, no matter how well you feel your friend skis/boards;

• Whether you take private or class lessons, let your instructor know why you are taking the lesson, how many lessons you plan to take, and what you would like to improve;

• When a lesson is over ask your instructor to direct you to the most suitable runs.

Alcohol & Drugs are fuel for disaster in the snow, they impair your judgement and your ability. Your reaction times are significantly reduced and increase the risk of injury. The whole alpine experience begins when you leave home and doesn’t finish until you return. Avoid alcohol consumption and the use of illegal substances, because they increase your risk of hypothermia.

Alcohol & Drugs impair judgement, slow response time and reduce your ability to respond to an emergency.