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Skiing/Snowboarding And Others « on: March 01, 2006, 07:52 PM »
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Okay I needed to start this because well I'm on a high right now!

Has anyone done any of the above before?

I had my first lesson today, cos I'm going to france with the school in april. I was so proud, and didn't fall over.

But I got very scared when the instructor yelled at me "Watch your tips" I misheard him.  confused   no
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Skiing/Snowboarding And Others « Reply #1 on: March 01, 2006, 08:01 PM »
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I've skied before when I was about 12. I was sick so I had a private instructor to catch up on my classmates. I really didn't feel comfortable skiing on a black mountain. I was very scared, but I did ended 5th at the race, which I am very proud of.
I hated to fall and then have wet gloves for a whole day and almost freeze to death. Okay, I'm exaggerating.
I was a pretty good skier though yes But the year after when we went back with school for the last time, I ended last but one #-o That wasn't nice, because I know I can do it!
So, just relax and enjoy, if you fall, just get up and move on. If you're scared, just tell yourself it'll be over soon Wink
By the way, those instructors always seem like they're screaming, even when they say something nice. Oh that was a horror for me, they all spoke German shocking With the private lessons, I just nodded but had no idea what he was saying.

Good luck with it, you'll have fun, it's just the first lessons when you have to skie without any hills, it's very tiring and hard. It get's better when you're on the mountains...

Oh yes, once, we were on the pancake-lift, you know, when you have to slide to the top of the mountain. My friend and I were singing stupid songs and were so glad when we made it to the top without falling of the lift (which is horrible, never fall off!) and just when we were almost there, we fell #-o

And when we came of the chair lift, I got dragged into the woods because my coat was stuck on the elevator no

 roflmao But now, I can laugh with it... It was pretty scary though...!
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Skiing/Snowboarding And Others « Reply #2 on: March 01, 2006, 08:05 PM »
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Haha Yeah it was crap, walking around, we did go down a slight hill, but it really hurt!

 upfunny   upfunny   upfunny  sounds hilarious ! I cannot wait to go.
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Skiing/Snowboarding And Others « Reply #3 on: March 01, 2006, 08:11 PM »
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i can ski and snowboard! both tons of fun
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Skiing/Snowboarding And Others « Reply #4 on: March 01, 2006, 08:22 PM »
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ive been able to ski since i was about 5 but only done it about 3 times in the last 6 years
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Skiing/Snowboarding And Others « Reply #5 on: March 01, 2006, 08:54 PM »
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Well been cross-country skiing in Russia about 5-6 times. (2 weeks each) Am okay at it but i don't like it.  dontknow It's pretty much "walking" on flat ground covered in snow for hours on end... and SOO tiering. So definitly wouldn't recommend cross country skiing.

Went on a ski trip with my school to Les Deux Alpes in France about 2 weeks ago...
GOD! Very Happy It was one of the best times ive had on a school trip.. ABSOLUTELY amazing!!!!! yahooo
This was obviously mountain skiing and it was SOO much better than cross-country. The instructors were EXCELLENT, however they didn't speak that much english.. which was pretty funny because most of us are hopeless at french.  roflmao But we ended up coming to an understanding.. even learned some swear words. Yes.. my instuctor was quite good at teaching us the wrong stuff.
But him not knowing any english was a plus actually.. Rolling Eyes because all he could say was 'Julia stop.. wait' in a hilarious french accent.  roflmao
The place we stayed it was really good Very Happy Nice hotel too (of course has it's negative sides... ) and the school that we stayed in the hotel was really nice to (for a matter of fact quite a famous school - Clifton College)
Anyway.. weather was VERY good all the way through. And had an awsome time... and evenings were fun too! w00t

Couple of tips if you're going skiing in France...
- bring many but THIN layers. espcially if you're going in April.. i went in beginning of Febuary and i felt like skiing in just a jumper for most of the days....
- thermals are an essential. very comfortable and don't make you sweat either  Think
- and ski goggles are also an essential.. or sunglasses if you want. but i found goggles much better for French skiing.

Otherwise... Sarah!! Have a GREAT time Very Happy You'll have an AMAZING time.. and won't want to leave!
Where are you going by the way? (what resort?)
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Skiing/Snowboarding And Others « Reply #6 on: March 01, 2006, 08:57 PM »
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i take it u didnt do pizza and chips if u learnt in french
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Skiing/Snowboarding And Others « Reply #7 on: March 02, 2006, 03:10 PM »
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hey ive been skiing .. 2 austria three times... i wne this year in january.. was well chuffed i skied down a black run ( the hrdest 1) and i didnt even fall over. . plus i had a fit instructor called wolfgang... i hope u av a good time, u will love it, u can tell us all how it was.. im soo jelous
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Skiing/Snowboarding And Others « Reply #8 on: March 02, 2006, 03:21 PM »
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ive been sking but i imagine snowboarding is easier, better and safer. with skis one leg can go one way and the other leg can go the other which could probably make u break your leg. At the worst i think you could squish your face for a bit when snowbaording but thats it.
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Skiing/Snowboarding And Others « Reply #9 on: March 02, 2006, 03:22 PM »
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no snowboarding is harder, about the same goodness-wise, and most definitely not safer. i've done both... i would kno.
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Skiing/Snowboarding And Others « Reply #10 on: March 02, 2006, 04:24 PM »
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yeah ive tried both, but only 4 hour on snowboarding, but my instructor told me snowboarding is harder 2 learn but easier 2 improve whereas skiing is harder 2 learn  but alot easier 2 improve, but both fun
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Skiing/Snowboarding And Others « Reply #11 on: March 02, 2006, 04:26 PM »
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its like impossible to land a jump on a snowboard, but i can land on skis... next time i go skiing im gonna try a backflip or something.
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skiing/boarding « Reply #12 on: March 02, 2006, 04:32 PM »
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hey! yeah i kan ski & snowboard. they r both great fun! its kind of hard to say which is more difficult cos most people get good at one then take up the other one. that kinda makes it easier to pick up. hope u have a good time in france!
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Skiing/Snowboarding And Others « Reply #13 on: March 02, 2006, 05:32 PM »
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does anyone else know about pizza and chips?
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Skiing/Snowboarding And Others « Reply #14 on: March 02, 2006, 05:53 PM »
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Quote from: "top_spin"


Couple of tips if you're going skiing in France...
- bring many but THIN layers. espcially if you're going in April.. i went in beginning of Febuary and i felt like skiing in just a jumper for most of the days....
- thermals are an essential. very comfortable and don't make you sweat either  Think
- and ski goggles are also an essential.. or sunglasses if you want. but i found goggles much better for French skiing.

Otherwise... Sarah!! Have a GREAT time Very Happy You'll have an AMAZING time.. and won't want to leave!
Where are you going by the way? (what resort?)


Thanks for the tips! I shall take them into consideration, I have goggles and sunglasses, so I guess I'm sorted.
Errrrrrrm. I don't actually know where I am going it's in france. There is snow. It's in mountains, I'll let you know when I find out.

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We're travelling by bus though!  no
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