utah skiing tips for begginers

5 Tips For Utah Skiing Beginners

Winter vacations are ready to kick off! Winter a favorite seasons for many people, especially when spending time in Utah, since it’s the place to enjoy the best snow in the world all over its mountains. 

Perhaps one of the most popular activities to try on such a season is skiing. If you or anyone in your family still haven’t tried it, we’ve got some tips that will help you to succeed in a Utah skiing adventure.

Ski Vacations in Utah For Beginners

1. Get At Least One Skiing Lesson

It’s important that you learn the basics with somebody professional or semi-professional. Skiing is very fun but, it can become dangerous if you don’t follow some basic steps. Instructors will be able to watch your moves and tell you what you can improve and what not to do. Since you would be trying for the first time, there are going to be a lot of people willing to teach you. If you need some help finding someone who can give you some skiing lessons, let us know and we’ll help you find the best skiing trainers in Utah!

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2. Get The Right Ski Gear

If you are learning something new, you MUST be comfortable so you don’t have to worry about anything other than getting the hang of it. Sometimes people think that their favorite jeans or jacket work well enough, but that’s not true at all. For best gear to wear while skiing, many experts recommend buying or renting special ski gear, which will help with your movements and also protect you from winter weather conditions. If you don’t want to buy it outright, there are a lot of ski resorts around Salt Lake City, Utah where you can rent it out.

3. Be Patient And Results Will Come

Like any other sport or activity, you have to practice a lot to become proficient. Before starting, you should remind yourself that doing something new is going to take time but it doesn’t mean that it is going to be less fun, learning is always fun. If you are skiing for the first time with kids it might take more time, but we can assure you they will love it and will want to return every winter season!

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4. Don't Forget To Bend Your Knees!

It’s probably the most important skiiing advice you should remember. Your knees will help give you the balance you need and avoid falling when you go through bumps. If you keep your legs straight or not bent enough, when you hit a bump it will knock you off and make you lose your balance. Bending your knees will also make you shove your shins into the front of the boot, allowing you to gain control of your skis.

5. Exercise And Stretch Before Each Lesson

To avoid any damage or injury during your ski vacations in Utah, make sure to exercise and warm up before you begin skiing. Working out and stretching for 5 to 10 minutes before your lessons is recommended. Don’t forget to exercise your wrists and ankles with some gentle moves, if you are with kids, they should exercise beforehand too!

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We also have an extra tip for you!

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Bonus: Pick The Right Place

First of all, the best city in the US to enjoy a winter vacation is definitely Salt Lake City, Utah! After all, you should pick a place that is close to a big mountain, and that way you’ll have more places to enjoy the snow. Resorts are normally very crowded this season. Fortunately, our ski chalets in Utah are perfectly situated close to Mount Milcent with a 5-minute walk off snow trails and lifts on the mountain. All of our Brighton Utah rentals are very modern and all of the furnishings inside are brand new.


To plan your Utah skiing vacation contact us at (435) 200-9700 to book your chalets in Brighton!