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How to become a good skier?

How to become a good skier?

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If you love skiing and for you it’s not enough just to be able to ski somehow, but you want to become a really good skier, try to follow the tips we will offer to your attention.

How to become a good skier – what do professionals advise?

Sign up for ski lessons

If you are a complete beginner, the lessons will be of great benefit to you, as the training is led by professional ski instructors who can teach you the basics of skiing as best as possible.

In addition, in such courses, all students are on the same level and you will not worry if you can not stay long on the skis, fail to stop properly or make another mistake.

If you already have some experience in skiing, but want to improve, the lessons will help you become a better skier. During the training you will be able to try new and more complex techniques, improve your speed and gain more confidence.

In some of the best ski resorts in Bulgaria, such as Bansko, there are many ski schools that offer group or individual ski training for both beginners and advanced, so you will have no problem finding the ski school that suits you best.

How to become a good skier?

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Exercise and stay focused

Just like a swimmer practices breathing and swinging his arms to reach better swimming speeds, or like a professional skier who is constantly on the slopes and honing his techniques, you need to practice as much as possible.

To become a good skier, use every moment to practice. Initially, you can start on the beginner’s track, where you can practice balance and techniques of stopping, starting, skiing and more.

Once you have mastered them well, you can move on to improving basic techniques such as plowing, wedge turning, chain or connected wedge turning and more.

How to become a good skier?

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Always be in good physical shape

To go skiing you have to be in really good shape, as this is a very aggressive sport in which injuries are not uncommon. That is why it is good to keep in shape throughout the year.

If you are not a fitness enthusiast and you can’t imagine training actively all year round, then you must start gradual but constant training at least two months before the start of the ski season. Pay special attention to strengthening the muscles of the arms and legs and do bending and stretching exercises.

It is also recommended to warm up your body before going on the track by doing stretching exercises for 5 – 10 minutes.

How to become a good skier?

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Update your equipment

If your ski equipment is several years old, it is good to replace it with a new one, starting with skis and shoes. We say this because outdated equipment can slow you down and reduce your productivity and speed.

Experts advise changing boots and skis every 5 years. As for the rest of the equipment, you can replace it step by step and when you choose. 

Take good care of your skis

Before heading to your favorite ski resort, carefully prepare your skis for the new ski season. Clean them, sharpen the edges and most importantly, apply the appropriate wax. Do not leave anything to the chance, as the preparation of the skis depends on both your safety and the performance of the skis when you start downhill.

How to become a good skier?

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Make a plan

We are sure that you are making a plan of where you will stay, where you will have dinner and how you will have fun. But if you want to become a good skier, it is good to learn to make a plan for skiing, too. 

For example, if you plan to stay in the resort for two weeks or a month, you can make a plan for the week. Set some goals that you want to reach by the end of the week and try to reach them. 

For the next week, set higher goals and try not only to achieve them, but to upgrade them. If you have a plan and goals to achieve you will be much more stimulated to succeed and improve driving.

Do not watch the skis while riding

If you are a beginner you are certainly making this mistake. And this is somewhat understandable, because when you put on your skis and look at your feet, they look really impressive and even a little scary. But you should know that looking down on skis is just as “useful” as looking straight at the wheel while driving. 

Therefore, if you want to become a good skier, you must learn not to look at the skis, but straight ahead and focus on your goal.

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Discover your skiing style

The more aware you are of the skiing style you prefer, the faster you can customize your training to achieve better results. If you find it difficult to determine your own style, you can ask your instructor to observe you and give you his opinion. Once you’ve determined your own style, practice it to improve it.

Choose your ski resort carefully

As amazing as it may seem to you, choosing a ski resort is important. Why? Not all winter resorts have slopes of varying difficulty and if you do not stop at a resort that can offer you a ski slope suitable for your level, you will be very disappointed with your choice. 

Therefore, we advise you before booking your vacation to make sure that the resort has different lengths and difficulty, to be able to enjoy your training as a skier in full force.

Do not underestimate and respect the mountain

The mountain can be as beautiful as it is dangerous in winter. That is why it is very important never to underestimate it, especially when you are on the ski slope. 

Go skiing only on the regulated tracks and do not go outside them. Do not do dangerous experiments and always make sure that the weather is suitable for descents.

How to become a good skier?

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Don’t forget to have fun

Yes, skiing is a difficult, adrenaline-fueled and quite extreme sport that is not mastered after taking one or two lessons. There is no doubt that if you want to become a good skier you have to be persistent and train a lot.

However, this does not mean that you have to be on the track from early dawn to late at night. In order to succeed and improve your techniques, you need to find the balance. In other words, you need to learn to find time for both exercise and time for relaxation and fun.

How to become a good skier?

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