Trying out something new can always be a little bit daunting. “Do I go on my own?” you think to yourself, “do I need xyz amount of kit before I start?” If you don’t know much about it, then getting into a sport like skiing can probably seems a little bit mystifying to begin with as well. There’s jargon involved that you might not be familiar with (freestyle, telemark, and heliskiing to name but a few different variations of the snowy sport), and at first glance it might feel like everybody else has been heading to the slopes since before they could walk.
But fear not, it really isn’t all that terrifying once you begin to investigate the skiing world a little further. You’ll find that once you’re on the slopes, you’re certainly not the worst, and you’re certainly not the only one to fall on their bum more times than they can care to remember that day.
If you do feel a little lost, then a great way to get into a sport like skiing is to get yourself booked into a ski course. You need to check out that the course you’re looking to go on is run by BASI ski instructors, but other than that it’s up to you how you tailor your lessons. Courses can last for just about any length of time you can imagine, and no matter what level you’re at there will be something out there for you.
BASI qualified ski instructors (or British Association of Snowsport Instructors) are vital no matter what stage of learning you’re at. They should be qualified to the highest possible grade, and thus able to guide you through everything from the very basics to the stuff that will enable you to teach others. Whether you’re looking for the perfect pair of skis, or want to conquer a particular skiing technique, having a BASI qualified instructor on hand is absolutely essential.
The ski instructor training and chalet company Skivo2 which is rated amongst the best chalet companies in Le Praz. They both ease beginners into skiing or provide courses that will allow you to become a ski instructor. Their instructors are, of course, as highly qualified as they come and will be able to calm any skiing nerves you might have. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to make a career out of skiing, the good people at Skivo2 will undoubtedly be able to help.