Post # 1
So the Fiance and I are planning on going skiing tomorrow and I am getting pretty nervous. Well skiing makes me nervous in general, just because I’m not super great at it. I have been twice before, but it’s been a couple years since we last went…and probably went up a size or two since we went last.
So basically, my question is this. Are any of you skiers out there overweight at all? I am like a size 18/20, but I do work out pretty regularly and lift weights. So, I feel like my legs are decently strong. But I can’t get out of my head they are are going to say, “Hey fatty, you can’t ski here. Get off our mountain.” But I am probably just being self conscious about it.
So, anyone have any overweight ski tips or ski tips in general?
Post # 3
i am sorry i dont have any advice but i read this and just wanted to tell you that you are just being self conscious! no one would EVER say that and i am sure you are beautiful. and since you said you work out often you will totally be fine. i am a size 16/18 and can totally relate. i freaked out about getting on plane. i thought they would weight me!!!!! ekkk
Post # 4
Oh my gosh! Please stop worrying! That’s silly. I am average weight and I spent the whole time with my butt in a ditch. HAhaha, I think skiing is awesome, but it’s tough regardless of your size. It’s a fun way to get exercise and enjoy an otherwise cold icky snowy day ! Haha you make me want to get back out there and try again! But I promise there will be worse skiiers than you out there!
Post # 5
I think the hardest part about skiing is recovering after a fall. It probably helps to have strong ab muscles to help get up, especially since if you try and push up with your arms you just sink in farther.
Post # 6
I’m a 14/16 and I ski and there are plenty of skiers out there that aren’t in tip-top shape. I wouldn’t worry about it – you might get sore but if you’ve been working out, it shouldn’t be as bad as if you weren’t doing anything at all.
Post # 7
Do not worry!! As long as you are having fun and being active, who cares? I’m a size 18/20 and have a season pass to our local hill and ski in the rockies once a year. You will sometimes get the rude guys who tend to also be a few pounds overweight themselves but for the most part people are really nice. My biggest frustration with skiing is finding a pair of snow pants that stay up and fit well…. Have fun!
Post # 8
No one is going ot look at you and think fatty. As long as your legs are strong and you’re in good health, you should be fine. The thing you have to remember about extra weight (mass) is that it puts more force onto your body when you stop or fall. I usually tell people it’s smart to wear wrist guards if they’re not confident (but that’s on a snowboard…I’ve never skied).
Post # 9
They are totally not going to kick you off the mountain. And I’m not going to lie, this title made me giggle a little bit. Not cause it’s funny, but because it was TOTALLY unexpected!
Post # 10
Hahaha. I thought this post was going to be about an overweight olympian 🙂
You’re fine! Just go and have a blast!
Post # 11
My friend is the same size as you, and she rocks it! Don’t worry! You’re going to so great! Go have fun!
Post # 12
I was around your size the last time I went skiing, and I was awesome. 🙂 haha. Don’t worry about it– there are tons of people on that mountain who weigh more than you– it really doesn’t matter. Just be prepared that if you’re renting skis, you will have to write your weight and height down on the little rental slip thingie that you hand to the guys that get you set up and adjust your bindings– but it’s not something they announce or anything. It’s not a big deal, I’m just mentioning it in case you’re ultra-sensitive about that type of thing.
Have a great time skiing!!