Learn to Ski or Ride in South Lake Tahoe
By: Lake Tahoe Staff
January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and if you’ve never experienced the thrill of cruising down corduroy snow while looking at beautiful Lake Tahoe in front of you, let me tell you, there’s no time like the present to learn.
Think you can’t do it? I didn’t either.
I was 28-years-old the first time I clipped into skis and I was pretty much terrified. I was sure the day would not go well. The only thing about a day of skiing that I looked forward to was soaking in the hot tub at the Marriott in Heavenly Village afterward.
Learning to do things when you are a kid is easy. You may be thinking, if you didn’t learn as a kid, why put yourself through the torture now? Because the benefits make it worth it a thousand times over. As someone who learned to ski as an adult, I have three tips I always share with anyone who’s thinking about getting out on the slopes for the first time.
And if you’ve got kids, get them skiing or riding early. Let them enjoy a lifetime of fun on the slopes without having to go through the whole “teaching an old dog new tricks” experience. As the ski-film maker Warren Miller said, once you take your first ride up a chairlift, your life will never be the same.
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