I really need to learn to ski again….I know that’s a bit of a random opening to an article but I’d forgotten how much of a thrill it is.
Learn to Ski
Recently I popped to a local dry ski slope with a few mates and had an absolute blast (pardon the pun) and as soon as I got home I started looking at skiing breaks for this coming winter.
However it appears that the ski season has already been thrust upon us….
Many European resorts are opening early due to epic snowfall over the last couple of weeks. Some resorts have recorded almost 75 centimetres of snow already and more is forecast for the coming days.
I used to go skiing a lot as a kid but it’s kind of passed me by the last few years.
Starting a family and concentrating on work and only having summer holidays have been the main focus but this news of a bumper snow dump in the Alps has got me excited to go skiing again.
Where to Start?
That got me thinking though, I could really do with brushing up on my skills, I spent a lot of time on my arse when I visited the dry slope with my mates!
Now I could go about this in a number of ways, all varying in price.
I could check out a local dry ski slope a few more times or even an indoor snow centre here in the UK (yes we have those now) and in reality I will probably do both of these things, but I really don’t want to miss out on all this snow!
I will probably therefore be book myself in to one of the excellent European Ski Schools to learn to ski….again.
I’ve used these guys before, many years ago and they were amazing. All the instructors spoke fluent English and were extremely patient whilst teaching me.
Beginners sessions start at around 180 euros for 2.5 hours of tuition for 6 days, which still leaves me much of the day to explore the slopes myself.
Now on top of this I’m going to need to rent a bit of kit too but the ski school has that covered as well with affordable options for ski and boot hire.
They’ll even throw in somewhere for you to store your skis for when you’re enjoying the Apres Ski! I love Apres Ski, maybe a little too much though.
Where to go?
To find out what resorts have opened early, the Telegraph have provided a really useful guide to European Ski Resorts, you can check it out here.
So if you were once a seasoned ski pro and are looking to get back in to skiing or a complete novice that is looking for a new challenge, why not add learn to ski to your BLE Bucket List Bucket List?
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