Despite what your brain might be telling you, you’re never too old to learn a new sport and with Ski holidays, you can do just that! No matter how old you are, the opportunity to ski (or board) can’t come soon enough – the thrill of gliding down the well groomed slopes will fill anyone with exhilaration, whether they’re 3 or 73!
While it’s naturally going to be a little more difficult to pick up the moves when you’re older, it doesn’t mean you’ll never grasp the skills you need to head for the blue runs. You may feel like you’re not as supple as younger skiers but as long as you go at your own pace, there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying your time on the piste.
Perhaps your children have a hankering for a skiing break, but you’re a little nervous of taking them because you’ve never tried it before, or maybe you’ve never had the opportunity to give the activity a try for yourself – with the winter season just around the corner, now could be a perfect time for you to pluck up the courage and go for it!
Ski schools are available in many of the popular resorts that cater to any age. It’s recommended to take some lessons, at least, so that you can get to grips with the equipment and learn some moves. Expert instructors will know exactly how to prepare you for going solo on the slopes, while also building your confidence so that you can trust your own abilities.
Once you’ve mastered the basics, having a go on the nursery slopes without your tutor guiding you will help you to improve on your growing confidence so that when you return for your next ski holiday, you will be ready to go!
The saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is never any further than the truth when it comes to new experiences – who knows, you may be a natural!