Experiencing the freedom of the slopes that comes with skiing is something that many people crave. Of course, it’s not as simple as strapping on a pair of skis and taking off; you need to learn how to ski, starting with the basics. If family or friends can ski, and you want to take a skiing trip with them, you need to find a resort where you can all be happy. This means searching for a place that has plenty of facilities for beginners.
These facilities can include expert tuition, a choice of classes and plenty of beginner level skiing terrain. Let’s take a look at some of the best ski resorts in North America, when it comes to learning to ski as a beginner.
The size of the mountain at Vail can seem a little intimidating at first, but it’s actually one of the best places to learn to ski. One of the best things about this resort is that some of the beginner terrain is at the top of the mountain, so you get to experience the beauty of the view, even if this is your first time on skis.
If you do decide to learn to ski at Vail you should take advantage of the professional instruction that is available. You get to choose between a variety of options, including private lessons, children’s classes and women only classes.
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Steamboat Springs has a good name for being a high quality skiing venue that has produced some Olympic skiers over the years. You may not know, that it’s also well worth heading to Steamboat Springs if you want to learn to ski. You can attend a variety of different classes at the resort’s ski school.
There is also an offer available for new skiers. Anyone who is not able to ski on the green circle runs after they have had a lesson gets to have more lessons free of charge until they are able to do so. There is plenty of beginner terrain available at Steamboat Springs. You will usually start your skiing journey around the preview lift, learning all the basics; then you get to explore the runs.
Big Sky Resort, Montana
If you are traveling with a group of people who have a mixed level of skiing ability, this is an excellent choice of resort. 15% of the runs at Big Sky are beginner level; this equates to around 870 acres. There is also an excellent ski school at the resort.
You will be taught everything, from putting on your skis to how to stop once you are up and running. It’s always a good idea to take advantage of ski school facilities if you are new to skiing. The instructors have the expertise to help you learn efficiently while making sure you enjoy the experience.