Swish! Swish! Stupid Sexy Flanders!
January 14, 2014 11:06 AM Subscribe
I get to go skiing for the first time ever. Yay! So excited! We'll be driving up to Squaw Valley Superbowl weekend and I have no idea what to expect. Specific questions inside, but all amounts of questions I don't even know to ask exist, so all advice on how to make my ski trip awesome welcome!
- Clothes: I will probably just buy snow pants in SF. I have waterproof rain jackets; is one of those plus a sweater layer reasonable?Would I be more comfortable with a real ski jacket?
- Gear: I can rent gear at the mountain as part of the lesson package or I can rent it in SF at Sports Basement. We will be taking a van so there is room. Where is the gear likely to be better / better fitted?
- Lesson: The all-day lesson is from 10 to 3:30 and they have a first-timer section. By then end of this, will I be able to actually ski down a hill? I have done other sports and am comfortable with flailing and falling and things on the way to mastery, so I think I know not to get too frustrated at first, but is there anything else to keep in mind?
- Other fun: Squaw Valley has XC skiing. It has snowshoeing. It has tubing. I have done none of these things ever. Should I plan to just lesson & ski one day and do other things the other days?