Skiing has become even more popular in the last fifty years than it has ever been. This is partly in thanks to the companies that can create artificial snow, and the public's desire to learn as well. Safety gear has improved over the years, making the skiing experience even safer for newbies. As a result, skiers get to have more fun! Good equipment, training, and people mixed together all equal a great day of fun skiing!
Safety starts with the correct skiing instruction, including the use of poles as guides, weight-bearing, and the proper equipment to get started. Learning how to correctly handle your body over the skis as you move is also important, especially if you don't want to fall over! As your skills begin to improve, skiing will begin to become easier, and safety will become second nature to you as well. Weather can be an important consideration for skiing. Snow requires cold weather, of course, and this means that skiers must dress warmly. Well-insulated gloves and boots, hats and coats are essential for the skiers, and goggles, or a ski mask as well. Picking an appropriate ski run for your skill level is also extremely important. Use good judgment, and think about what your ability to ski really is before trying out a new slope. If you don't have a skiing buddy to go with you (and you really should when trying a new slope out) don't go. If you're planning on trying out Killer Hill, let a few people know, at least. That way, someone will keep an eye out for you and come looking for you, if necessary. Joining a skiing club is a great idea for those whose skills are somewhat honed, but not perfect. Safety happens in numbers, and sticking with each other is a great way to encourage each other as well.