NWR – Help me get over my fear of skiing!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Ryansgirl:  Maybe another class would help?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@Ryansgirl:  Sometimes we can villify a place or activity because we have some accident or trauma to associate with it, and then we avoid it, thus the only reference point for that activity gets morphed into something completely terrible and unrealistic….I bet if you tell yourself you’re going there, just for the drive…you dont HAVE to ski…and then get there and see that its not as scary as your mind has made it, you’ll feel like hitting the slopes in no time.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I would just start small, and stick to the easier runs. Don’t start going on the gladed runs with moguls lol. Your muscle memory will likely take over.. you know what to do.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I personally think a fear of skiing is a healthy thing.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@Sunfire:  I only go to ski country, for the shopping…let everyone else risk life and limb and wet butts….I’ll spend my time in the lodge sipping buttered rum, thank you!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Ryansgirl I absolutely love skiing but can definitely see where a fear would come from.  Try to stay on greens and some blue at first.  Also, avoid the more populated runs, I know that it can be stressful with lots of people zooming by.  A lot of the greens out here in Colorado have speed restrictions so that might be helpful for you todo these runs where you can take your time and get back into the swing of things.  Go on a nice sunny day too so you can really enjoy being outdoors and take in the beauty of all of the mountains.  

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yep – I recommed lessons.  When I went to Vail for the first time after not having skied for 8 years, I was scared to death.  The first day I went without a lesson, the next day I took a lesson, and the 3rd day I was much more confident.

Also, not sure if you wear a helmet or not, but I find it makes me feel much more secure as I feel I won’t die from a head injury.

And get out early on some nice easy groomed runs.  Making first tracks on the runs always makes me feel like an Olympic skier.  And they are easier bfore they get all chopped up.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Nona99:  You’re my long lost sister, I swear to God.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@Sunfire:  Amen to that…

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Ryansgirl:  Oh honey – you and I are one in the same.

I used to be on the SKI TEAM in high school.  I used to fly down those mountains.  Then I stopped skiing for a few years – no reason – I just graduated from school and started working like crazy and saved all of my vacations for tropical rather than snow.

Then I met a guy from New Hampshire and got all geared up for a ski weekend.  I was TERRIFIED  I just got older and realized the idae of mortality.  I’m still afraid of taking on the big mountains in VT and NH (granted….east coast skiing sucks, it’s basically ice) but I just go on the smaller hills now.

I’m only 30 but I’m scared of skiing and getting hurt

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Ryansgirl:  Oh honey – you and I are one in the same.

I used to be on the SKI TEAM in high school.  I used to fly down those mountains.  Then I stopped skiing for a few years – no reason – I just graduated from school and started working like crazy and saved all of my vacations for tropical rather than snow.

Then I met a guy from New Hampshire and got all geared up for a ski weekend.  I was TERRIFIED  I just got older and realized the idae of mortality.  I’m still afraid of taking on the big mountains in VT and NH (granted….east coast skiing sucks, it’s basically ice) but I just go on the smaller hills now.

I’m only 30 but I’m scared of skiing and getting hurt

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