When is the right time to ski my first blue run?
December 14, 2011 8:48 PM Subscribe
I'm a beginner skier. I want to go on my first blue run soon. When is the right time?
posted by gertzedek to sports, hobbies, & recreation (25 answers total)
I skied for the first time on early 2011 and I loved it. By the end of the season, I was getting bored with the green slopes, but not feeling confident enough to go on the blue ones.
I can (mostly) ski parallel, and I understand the concept well. I can do some linked parallel turns, but it requires effort and concentration - it doesn't come naturally yet. Every once in a while I will make a bad turn, pick up too much speed, panic a little bit and fallback to the snowplow to regain control, before going back to linked parallel turns. I still fall on occasion, but not a lot (the snowplow saves me).
I'd be happy with the green runs, but the problem is the ski resorts I go to don't have a lot of them and I get bored with the same old green runs over and over again. Am I OK to try a blue run at my level? If not, what are the techniques I should absolutely master before going to the next level? I want to avoid the "holy shit I'm stranded please call the ski patrol" scenario.