Baqueira Beret is the perfect location for a ski lesson, whether you are a complete beginner or have years of experience, in skiing there is always something new to learn or a technique to perfect. Although there are so many excellent reasons to take a ski lesson, we have narrowed it down to our top 6:
At the end of the day skiing can be dangerous. Being out of control can cause danger to the out of control skier but also other skiers. Therefore, it is vital to be in control when skiing, whether that is as a beginner or off piste skiing through trees. A lesson or two is essential to ensure safety and that you leave the slopes on your feet without injury!
Similarly, skiing for many is a strenuous sport and something that most only do for one week a year. This means that those ski muscles will remain unused for 51 weeks out of the year. This could lead to skiing by moving our bodies in the wrong way or using muscles we aren’t meant to, ultimately leading to poor form and injury which is what we want to avoid! The main aim of a ski holiday is for enjoyment!
Gain confidence and take on new challenges
Taking a ski lesson will increase confidence when skiing, leading to the ability to be able to take on more challenging slopes. Ski lessons will equip you with the skills and techniques to work towards skiing all terrains, in all conditions of snow and in all weather conditions. Having confidence in your ability when the clouds come down is essential! Plus, if you are considering off piste, an instructor will teach you avalanche procedures and know the safe areas.
Learn the right technique
Skiing can be tiring, taking a ski lesson will mean that you can use your energy in the most effective and efficient way. Skiing with the bad technique will lead to more energy expenditure and less enjoyment. Furthermore, learning to ski or changing a ski habit can be demoralising if you are not making much progress. Taking a lesson will speed up this process: learn from a professional and learn it right the first time. Additionally, we all see those skiers that look so graceful and wonder if we look the same way when we ski. A ski instructor can give you an accurate appraisal of your skiing, which is often different from how you think you are skiing.
Accomplish your ski goals
Advanced skiers often reach a point in their skiing where they feel like no more progress can be made. This is because they have reached the physical ability that their technique. They will never progress above a certain level. Taking a lesson and tweaking the posture, stance, or form just slightly will allow limitless progression. There is always something new to learn for skiers of all ages and abilities. Even your ski instructor will attend regular training sessions to constantly improve their own technique!
Your ski instructor is a professional. They have a wealth of knowledge about skiing. Seeing the ski technique of your ski instructor is a great motivator to see the level you can achieve by practising the right skills and the right technique. Also being with an instructor one on one or being with a ski group of the same ability makes the skiing experience a lot of fun!
Familiarise yourself with the local mountain
This is key when on holiday in a new resort. Each country has different code to mark the ski area and terrain. Taking a ski lesson, no matter your ski level, is a great way to familiarise yourself with the mountain and learn more about mountain safety. Not to mention that on your first day skiing you can brush away the cobwebs, perfect and polish your technique whilst being shown around the mountain, leading to a more enjoyable and productive ski week.
Baqueira is split into four distinct ski areas. To avoid getting stuck at the opposite end of the resort when the lifts are closing, a ski lesson is a great idea! Also, your ski instructor will know Baqueira Beret inside out. He will be able to give you insider knowledge on the best, most enjoyable routes for your ability.
Book a ski lesson with Sun Ski Trips and it is sure to make the difference between an average ski experience and an amazing one. We collaborate with instructors who are patient, experienced and professional. What are you waiting for?!