When you find yourselves in a situation that you are just beginning to master some skill, it is quite normal there are various fears and insecurity present that cause making mistakes. When it comes to winter sports, especially skiing, it sometimes happens that when we receive a lot of information during the stay in the mountains, it can be quite a mouthful and thus cause typical beginner`s mistakes. .
On this occasion we will share with you some useful advice that with a little effort, will be able to bypass some obstacles on your way to enjoying this dynamic and interesting sport.
First of all, we are going to tell you something our grandmothers often tell us, which is that a day should always start with good breakfast! Joking apart, one of the most common rookie mistakes in skiing is exactly skipping meals and staying out in minus temperatures where you can be exposed to various exhausting and demanding weather conditions for hours. Being on tracks for hours "fully equipped" is fun, but not easy at all. So go for it and eat properly. And, of course, don`t foget the water! During activities on the snow your body spends a lot of fluids, so it is best to prevent such condition by hydrating your body, in which case water is an ironclad factor!
Second very common mistake is that the majority of beginners, during their first classes, focus on the very skis, looking at their feet, instead of looking in front of themselves,on the track. Of course, at first, it is a very strange feeling that your feet are tied to two boards you should manage, but the focus should always be on what is in front of you.
Also, holding sticks properly, which gives us stability while managing skis is of utmost importance and it is something that we should learn for sure following advice given by experienced ski instructors.
As we have just mentioned, fear is a natural thing when we find ourselves in a new situation and it can get tenfold when we find ourselves in an unpredicted situation. When afraid on the track, beginners tend to reflexively lean backwards, which can be dangerous. Therefore, it is important to go slowly and not gain speed, so that you can react properly if something unforeseen happens.
The last thing we are going to mention as a mistake in this text is connected to the abovementioned and is the most important piece of advice- there is no place for fear! It is vital to be focused, to have the aspiration, will and discipline to master these skills and all potential obstacles we can face in that process. Like with all other things, one should always have a clear goal and never give up!