Beginner Skier Tips

Skiing Tips for Beginners

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When you're a beginning skier, it's important to get started skiing with appropriate gear and lessons, and to know the basics of navigating your way up and down a mountain.

These skiing tips for beginners will help you get started.

First Time Skier's Tips
Here are tips for a first-time skier including where to ski, how to rent skis, and how to choose skiing lessons.

How to Ski Safely
Tips for safe skiing including choosing the right equipment, preparing for the weather, and staying safe on the slopes.

Get Lift Tickets
Before you go skiing, you will need a lift ticket. A lift ticket provides you with access to the mountain and to the ski lifts. Lift ticket prices vary. Discounted lift tickets are typically available for off-peak times - mid-week and early or late season. In addition, many resorts offer discounts for children, teens, and senior skiers.

Ski Beginner Trails
When you're just starting to ski, it's important to know the ski trail signs and choose the easiest trails down the mountain.

How to Get On and Off a Chairlift
Most ski resorts have chairlifts to transport skiers up the mountain and riding the chairlift is one of the first things you'll need to learn to do. Here's what you need to know to get on, to ride, and to get off the chairlift.