Switching from a board to skis?
April 19, 2008 5:57 PM Subscribe
This snowboarder wants to give skiing a try. How to go about it?
posted by zardoz to sports, hobbies, & recreation (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Background: I'm an intermediate snowboarder--comfortable on a board, but not to the jump/flip/high, high speed stage. I started on a snowboard and have never been skiing, and I'm curious. So next time I'd like to give it a try. What can I expect? The obvious suggestion is to take a lesson, but I'm not in a English-speaking country, so for the sake of argument let's assume an English lesson is out.
My wife also boards with me, and she skied when she was younger, and said she could help me with it, but I'm curious if I need a lot of tutelage. More specifically, has anyone made the transition from snowboard-only to skis? How did you do it?