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going snow skiing for the first time

okay, so I am going snow skiing for the first time next week, anxious to try it, nervous because I have never done it before.

My questions are this, gear wise, I have a snowmobile jacket that is water proof and very wind resistant (HJC) and a set of snowmobile bibs, will these be to much? the jacket is light and you can move around in it as easily as any jacket I own, and am confident it will be fine, however my snow bibs are very heavy and I fear possibly restrictive, remember this that i have never done this before, don't own skis, and am only trying it. I don't really want to go out and spend money on a sport that I am not sure yet if I will enjoy it or not

so beyond gear, could anybody please give me some pointers? again, newbie, not looking to go olympic or anything, just don't want to break a leg either, but want to have a good time

also, as for the lessons, they have a group lesson for $15 as a group lesson, will that suffice for me to get me into the sport? I will be going with a few more experienced skiiers.

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You will sweat a lot so layer your self so you can undress. I like under armor type stuff he best under clothes. I have a size ten boot and skis if you want to borrow them. pm me if interested
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You will sweat a lot so layer your self so you can undress. I like under armor type stuff he best under clothes. I have a size ten boot and skis if you want to borrow them. pm me if interested

i have some thermal performance under garments (long underware made of wicking cotton) that I was planning on wearing. When people say layers, what exactly do they mean?

I have a full snowmobile suit that I wear that keeps me warm to sub artic temps and it's fully water proof, however it's kind of heavy and thick and slightly cumbersome.

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long underware-pants-bibs
longslveeve tshirt-hoodie/fleece-jacket.
Goodgloves and goretex socks
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long underware-pants-bibs
longslveeve tshirt-hoodie/fleece-jacket.
Goodgloves and goretex socks
goretex socks?

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Yes your feet get wet and cold you will be in the suck.

Go to a good sports store and you can get a pair 20-30 bucks sealskins or something similar.
They also work great for riding in the rain and you can save on goretex boots for your bike.

http://www.sealskinz.com/
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Feet shouldn't get wet with ski boots.

I think you will be fine with the stuff you have. As long as you can easily bend at the knees your OK.

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Just remember when you go down your first hill, as a newbie at downhill you'll ONLY want to go down slops that say "Double black Diamond" first. These are for beginners!

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I have had a rental boot come off my foot before. Watched go done the trail in the ski.
I worked with 10th mountain too many times to learn that getting wet and cold sucks.
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thanks paladin for the help,

and as for the rest of you... telling a new skier to go down a double black diamond hill while smoking, thanks for the advice

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Ski instructions from Better Off Dead:
I'll tell you what to do. Go that way(down). Really fast. If something gets in your way, turn.
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Ok, if you want real advice...(Better Off Dead reference comin up)

Go that way...really fast!
If something gets in your way...turn!

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The stuff youhave should keep you warm. Remember you get what you pay for so be carefull with rental equipment, it sucks!!! Go to Vikings or some other local store and rent from them vs. rental at the ski area. When you sweat your feet will get wet & cold and you might get cold at this point get off, dry your clothes, little break might do you good.
Don't forget to lean forward, use your boots to support you and use your poles to help you turn.

Ski lessons are good if you don't have an experienced skier with you. DOn't take lessons from beginners, they just don't know. Few bucks won't make you go bankrupt but might make a difference. Good luck and have fun.
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Never gone myself and am also nervously anxious to try it...i had a buddy that DID go down a black diamond slope his first time...at like 80 mph!!

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If you have ever water skiied, wake boarded, skate boarded, surfed or even snow boarded, you should be okay - It is all center of balance and weight shifting to start, then as you advance, so will the instructions

Take a lesson - Don't make your friends do it - Teaching someone to ski SUCKS and is a buzz kill to those who have to - No offense but watcjin your buddy sno plow at 2.4 mph while the slopes are staring you in the face blows dong!

Take a flask and a dug out - It helps, trust me!

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The stuff youhave should keep you warm. Remember you get what you pay for so be carefull with rental equipment, it sucks!!! Go to Vikings or some other local store and rent from them vs. rental at the ski area. When you sweat your feet will get wet & cold and you might get cold at this point get off, dry your clothes, little break might do you good.
Don't forget to lean forward, use your boots to support you and use your poles to help you turn.

Ski lessons are good if you don't have an experienced skier with you. DOn't take lessons from beginners, they just don't know. Few bucks won't make you go bankrupt but might make a difference. Good luck and have fun.
+1 on going to Viking. They will fit you right.
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Where are you going? what resort?

Your clothing choice will be fine as said before.

Snow plowing is fine at a way slow pace, but if you gotta stop in a hurry its not gonna work.
Just stay out of harms way, zig zag down the hill at a pace you can handle, increase your speed as the day goes on.
Lift and turn the inside foot in which direction you want to turn and the other will follow.
lean forward as if your trying to lift the back of the skis in the air, that will put you in the correct position. You want the tips of the skis to carve into the snow.
+1 on the lesson..... and yes I also agree that having your friend teach you will ruin his day....You'll understand when its your turn to teach someone some day.
Unless its your girlfriend , then its fun!

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I have a question for you...........................

skiing is great sport, one thing that is essential is deciding that you are excited about trying a new sport, you seem kind of iffy. try and be positive you will have a better time. having said that let me try and help.
I managed a specialty ski shop for many years so here goes.
Big plus one on the lesson. group lessons work if you get lucky and get a really good instructor and no one else signs up for your time slot. a better way is to book a semi private lesson. This is cheaper and still gets you lots of quality instruction.
As to clothing. if you are going to wear a synthetic as a first layer then you need every other layer to be synthetic. if you wear say a hoodie over the underwear you will get moisture getting stuck in the hoodie and you will end up cold and wet. so make sure you have on layers that all wick moisture.
plan on working a little hard your first time out which will contribute to you getting hot. as for socks wear a good wicking sock like thorlo or something similar, thicker is not better- I repeat thicker is not better. a thin sock will wick moisture away from your foot and the liner is designed to pull the moisture out. and yes feet sweat. Thick socks mean you will end up wearing a boot that is to big which will also contribute to cold feet.
I also recomend strongly rent your ski's from a good local shop so that you get equipment that is in better shape. rentals at areas in wisconsin have a bad tendency to be completely out of tune and are crap to ski on.
good local shops in your area roughly would be king keyser, see rick or jim or go to vertical drop in st charles. I hope it helps pm me if you have any other questions
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me personally... I would skip the snowmobile bibs... If you are skiing locally too heavy and hot.

I would go with your thermals or under armor is great... and some waterproof ski pants. have fun.. and it can be dangerous so be careful.

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if things get moving too fast when going downhill and you can' t get slowed down sit down. (minor crash) and start over from there.

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Chris,

Like everyone said, dress in layers, take lessons, private ones are best. Make sure you stretch all your muscles! Skiing is a demanding workout, prepare for it! If you get tired, stop! Most injuries happen between the times of 2 and 4 pm. Forget about boozing and skiing, that's a really good way to get yourself hurt and others too. Skiing is like motorcycling, be smooth, be fast

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thanks everybody for the advice. I am not nervous at all, a little apprehensive. And yes, I have watter skied and roller skated before (both were as a kid however) Also, while I did go skiing once as a kid, and I don't remember even leaving the bunny hill...

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Hardest part about skiing is navigating the line to the ski lift. Trying to keep your skis from crossing each other and the guy's skis in front and behind is the most difficult part.

While your on the slopes, keep your weight pressed against the front calf portion of the boot. Keep your legs bent with your front calves pressed against the boot.

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Chris, you're going to have a great time. I used to ski lots when I was 5-8 years old. I haven't skied since, but next weekend I'm going on a backcountry ski trip. I bought my own set of skis and just had the bindings put on them. I can't wait.



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Keep your weight pressed against the front calf portion of the boot. Keep your legs bent with your front calves pressed against the boot.
Front calves? Don't you mean shins?

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Also, wear something to protect your tail bone. Might be worth looking into a football style tail bone pad. A good fall on your tail bone will ruin your ski trip.

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lol Yes, that's the word

Clearwater, don't forget that fake cast for when your resting in the lodge. A fake cast will bring in more poon than a gynecologist's office.

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Clearwater, don't forget that fake cast for when your resting in the lodge. A fake cast will bring in more poon than a gynecologist's office.
do you have one I can borrow?

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Hardest part about skiing is navigating the line to the ski lift. Trying to keep your skis from crossing each other and the guy's skis in front and behind is the most difficult part.

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I went my first time this year, at age 46. I used a friends boots and short skis. I started with poles, but quickly decided to ditch them. They just got in my way. They were good for getting up off the ground, but not really for balancing. I've a ton of skating experience, even doing high speed slaloms down steep streets. I used to do 45mph on roller skates going down hill. So that helped a whole bunch, I'm sure.

It never even occured to me to take lessions. No lessions, but I caught on quickly. I fell about 10 times, then I stopped falling down. I did 40 or 50 runs down different milder courses, no black diamonds!! At first, the speed was intimidating, and I was slaloming back and forth so much I was going uphill at each turn! As I got more comfortable, I started trying for speed runs, going straight down the chute, with very little turning. It was a freakin' blast. I kept trying to work on the sideways jump stop, and though I got better at that, I certainly have a ways to go to really nail it.

I wore my UnderArmour and blue jeans and a parka, gloves and a hat. The temps were mild, so that was perfect.

I really was fun. I went to Cascade. That seems like it has plenty of good options for beginners.
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