Activities The Great Outdoors Beginner Skier Tips Skiing Tips for Beginners Share PINTEREST Email Print Noah Clayton / Taxi / Getty Images The Great Outdoors Skiing Basics Gear Hiking Climbing Snowboarding Surfing Paddling Fishing Sailing Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Learn More By Mike Doyle Mike Doyle is an award-winning skiing journalist who grew up in New York snow country and has skied all over the world. our editorial process Mike Doyle Updated June 21, 2017 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 TipsHere are tips for a first-time skier including where to ski, how to rent skis, and how to choose skiing lessons. How to Ski SafelyTips for safe skiing including choosing the right equipment, preparing for the weather, and staying safe on the slopes. Get Lift TicketsBefore 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 TrailsWhen 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 ChairliftMost 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.