Choosing the best ski program



  • Take a “learn to ski” package that will contain teaching techniques designed to have you stopping, turning, and skiing in control of your speed.
  • When evaluating lesson programs for young children, make sure they are geared to the convenient age group, as well as ability of the child. The ski area should have a bunny slope for beginning skiers.
  • If you are easy learning with others, take a group lesson. Otherwise, see private lessons, at least to get started.
  • See the price. Private lessons are more expensive than group lessons. A package of several lessons, will be cheaper than paying for one lesson at a time.
  • Find out what is included in the lesson. Do the lessons include rental equipment for example skis, boots, poles, and helmet? Or will you have to pay to rent equipment?
  • How long are the lessons? Think your day's schedule and allow time to practice and simply enjoy your day of skiing.
  • You should program your lessons according to your skills and ability.
  • Choose a ski school where the instructors are certificated by an organization such as the Professional Ski Instructors of America or other organization.
  • As with any type of teacher, there are different teaching styles. You may relate better with one type of instructor than another, so, choose a ski instructor with whom you feel comfortable.
  • Also choose a program where you are able to express any concerns about your confidence to the instructor. You don't want to be afraid to speak up.
  • Ski lessons are offered for all ages and abilities between beginners to advanced skiers. Never feel yourself too old, or too good a skier, for a lesson. All skiers should learn from a certified instructor, while advanced skiers can pick up a new advice and techniques from a good instructor.