Received this email from a beginner skier and I’m posting it because I expect there are a lot of others in the same situation:
I’ve been reading your blog site everyday since learning about it from the staff at Lifesport. My wife and I are just getting into the sport, having recently bought our equipment. I’ve been learning everything I can about waxing…it’s a little intimidating, but I think I have it. We are taking a ski lesson on the 18th and then after that would like to start venturing out 1 day a week. Can you recommend some beginner trails, that is, ones that don’t have really steep runs and perhaps maybe would only appeal to other beginners? I read about the incident where you and another skier disagreed on etiquette . I had a fellow get mad at me last year on my first day out when I was having a tough time getting up a hill at the SprayRiver loop. I was on rentals and couldn’t quite follow why he was upset other than the fact that I was doing something wrong. That’s why it would be great to find a trail that is mostly beginners. And I’ll be asking about trail etiquette at the lesson.
Any info would be great,
I’ve left a comment with my suggestions, but more input would be welcome. I also want experienced skiers to read this and be a little more accommodating to the beginners.
I will have a posting later about Goat Creek. If you’re planning to go there this weekend, make new plans. It’s treacherous.