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
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
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
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
But now, I can laugh with it... It was pretty scary though...!