Category - First Timers

The Videos in this Category have been drawn from the App “SkiTips for 1st Timers” and the eBook “Learn to Ski”. They are aimed at anyone planning a first Winter Sports trip and give a comprehensive insight into what you can expect and what to plan for your first skiing or boarding vacation.

Fitness Preparation Video

Fitness Preparation

As with any other sporting activity, you will get the most out of your skiing or boarding holiday if you are properly prepared for it. Good exercises...

Slopes and Colors Video

Slopes and Colors

Its worth understanding the color schemes of the ski runs before heading out so that you don’t find yourself on a run that is too difficult for you...

Ski Lifts Video

Ski Lifts

The most common uphill transports are ‘chair lifts’ that you sit on with your skis attached. The best of these are ‘detachable’ chairs that slow down...

Safety on the Hill Video

Safety on the Hill

All the ski runs are maintained by the resort personnel to keep them in good condition. In Europe, these runs are all marked with colored sticks on...

Off-Piste Video


Skiing and boarding off the groomed runs such as in the woods, in the untracked bowls and on the back sides of the mountain is considered ‘off-piste’...

Mountain Clothing Video

Mountain Clothing

You can ski in any clothing but apparel made especially for skiing are the best as they will be light and warm and the outer layers will be water...

Hands and Feet Video

Hands and Feet

When you ski or board you need to wear ski gloves so you should buy a good pair of warm gloves or mittens. Many good gloves have Gore-Tex and...

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