Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Mt. Sunapee - Skiing Lesson #1



Learn to ski, mount sunapee, nh
These aren't ice climbing boots!


My very first time skiing EVER, and it was a blast! 💓

It's Learn To Ski month and I bought the Adult 3 Pack Ski Lessons for $155 at Mt. Sunapee Ski Resort. The price includes gear rental and instruction. I arrived at the Rental Shop to check in and get my gear rental voucher and 3-lesson coupons. There were two other guys standing in line behind me who also signed up for the same group lessons. But they had some sort of emergency, cancelled their lessons and left. Honestly, they didn't look dressed for a day of skiing...they had street clothes on and one guy was complaining how cold he was. In any case, I was pretty stoked - I got a private lesson for the price of a group lesson! 👍

The folks at the Rental Shop were super nice and friendly, and made the entire process of getting my gear very easy. I took a shuttle from the Rental Shop to the South Peak Learning Area. From there I met Steve and he helped me adjust my ski boots so they fit properly. My lessons consisted of learning the basics every beginner skier learns. It was daunting at first, but when I finally got onto the skis and started moving around, it felt familiar. It felt like I was ice skating again. But just a tad bit annoying because of the awkwardness of the skis. 


My lessons were for two hours and I spent time doing a couple laps on two bunny slopes. Then Steve took me down the Lime Trail (green) so I could get more practice linking up my snow plow turns. I enjoy the bunny slopes but found that they're too short to practice my turns. The Lime Trail is narrow, but a good trail to practice on. Oh, and those "Magic Carpet" lifts kinda sketch me out a bit. 😄

Another bucket list item checked off! Even though I'll be 60 years old this July, that's never too old to learn to ski!


South Peak Learning Area