The soft way back in - skiing can be so easy!
"Skiing is like cycling - you never forget how to do it." - All ski instructors who teach adult "pupils" repeat this sentence more and more often. And they are right to do to so. Nowadays there's hardly anything easier than to (re-) learn carving turns. Those who want to re-enter skiing just need the courage to do so.
Many adults who used to ski but haven't been on skis for a longer time don't dare to start again. Often the reason is the fear to fall. After a long abstinence from the piste, whether for family reasons or after hip- or knee surgery, there is a lot of insecurity and inhibition.
Small steps, large effects
Take a heart and try it. Once you're back on skis again it's only a matter of time until the security returns. It's important not to rush anything and to manage the soft practise slopes first. Get used to the feeling to be on skis again step by step and celebrate little achievements. This will help you leave behind the fears and the fun will come back all by itself. In any case, both younger and older skiers who want to re-enter are recommended to take ski lessons. With the right amount of motivation and a good teacher, you can (re-)learn how to ski at every age.
New equipment demand a new skiing technique
In the course of the carving ski revolution the design of skis changed a lot. The modern winter sports equipment allows for a lot of possibilities to learn how to ski. This however also includes a skiing technique that's different than before. A proper training for carving novices is very advisable, even when the "pupil" is already of age and an experienced skier. The big advantage: thanks to the Rocker construction it is a lot easier to ski than it used to be. Most of the returnees are surprised about how fast they progress. While they still learned how to do a stem turn on very long and narrow skis, they can now make beautifully soft turns thanks to the carving skis, and descend with relatively little effort. This realisation is the first step to a successful return.
Ski with modern equipment and ask a professional ski instructor for guidance. This is how you remember what you once learned and will also get to know new techniques. If you following these steps, there'll be nothing in the way for a soft return. Most ski schools also offer adult's courses.
On this page you can find special offers for returnees in which reductions for ski lessons are already included in the package. Start your comeback on skis now, you're not going to regret it!
Les Chalets de SuperDévoluy °°°
7 nights incl. Lift pass from $ 119
The friendly Chalets de SuperDévoluy are situated in the heart of SuperDévoluy and offer great views. The nearest lifts are only approx. 200 m away. The resort centre with pubs, restaurants and numerous shops is also only approx. 100 - 200 m from … Details
Chalets Grand Panorama II °°°.
7 nights incl. Lift pass from $ 227
The wooden-clad Résidence Chalets Grand Panorama II comprises two apartment buildings and various free-standing chalets. The cosy accommodations are located in Valmeinier 1800, in close proximity to the pistes, so that you can ski to within 50 m of … Details
Chalets de la Ramoure °°°°
7 nights incl. Lift pass from $ 179
The comfortable Chalets de la Ramoure are located directly on the piste. The resort centre of Valfréjus can be reached within approx. 300 m. The reception with free with free Wi-Fi access is to be found in the approx. 100 m distant Résidence La … Details
Les Alpages de Val Cenis °°°°°
7 nights incl. Lift pass from $ 263
One of our most comfortable accommodations in France, Les Alpages de Val Cenis, is situated in the Lanslebourg district, only 100 m from the ski lift. If the snow conditions allow it, ski-in to the accommodation is possible. The resort centre of … Details
Schönblick Mountain Resort & Spa °°°°
7 nights incl. Lift pass from $ 395
The spacious and modern Schönblick Mountain Resort & Spa is located on the outskirts of Rauris and the ski area (Hochalm lift) is approx. 300 m away. The centre with some shopping facilities can be reached within approx. 200 m. A cross-country bus … Details
Gasthof Hoppeter °°.
7 nights incl. Lift pass & HB from $ 539
The family-run Gasthof Hoppeter is located in centre of Fügen. The Spieljoch lift can be reached within approx. 600 m and ski bus stop is just about 100 m from the accommodation. The cosy accommodation's facilities include a reception area with … Details
Le Corbier (Les Sybelles)
Les Alpages du Corbier °°°°
7 nights incl. Lift pass from $ 227
The comfortable accommodation Les Alpages du Corbier is located in the midst of the ski area of Le Corbier! The piste is only approx. 15 m away and the ski lift can be reached within approx. 50 m. The first shopping facilities can be found in approx.… Details
Aktivhotel Kohlerhof ****
7 nights incl. Lift pass & HB PLUS from $ 827
The comfortable 4-star Activity Hotel Kohlerhof lies directly at the valley station of the Spieljoch lift, approx. 1 km away from the centre of Fügen. After about 500 m, you can reach the nearest shopping and leisure time facilities. A ski bus stops … Details
Apartment Abendstein °°°°
7 nights incl. Lift pass from $ 455
The well-equipped apartment house Abendstein is located in the district Kapfing, approx. 2 km from the resort centre of Fügen and from the Spieljoch lift. A ski bus stop is located at the accommodation and shopping facilities can be found approx. … Details
Les Chalets du Thabor °°°
7 nights incl. Lift pass from $ 155
The chalet-style residence Les Chalets du Thabor provides a fantastic view of the Savoy mountains and the resort centre with its cosy cafés and sunny terraces, which is only 200 m away. A slope passes next to the accommodation - ideal for doorstep … Details
Hotel Pension Unterbräu ***
7 nights incl. Lift pass & HB from $ 671
The cosy 3-star Hotel-Pension Unterbräu is located in the centre of Hopfgarten. The ski bus stops approx. 50 m from the accommodation, to the lift Hohe Salve, as well as to the nearest cross-country trail access, it is approx. 400 m. The hotel … Details