Have you ever tried skiing?

Although skiing is coming to an end, you should consider trying it next season. Skiing is one of the most incredible things a person can do. When you reach the mountain air, everything gets left behind. There is nothing you have to worry about; it’s just you and your skis. The mountains are breathtaking and the trees are stunning. If you haven’t had this experience, you are missing out. 

Even if you are new to skiing, you can still pick it up even at an older age. There are kids who start when they are three years old and adults who start as a fifty year old. I started skiing when I was in 6th grade. I had a lesson and hated every minute of it. I discovered that I hated it because I couldn’t ski super well right away. After dealing with my complaints and hatred I decided to come back and try another lesson the following year. This time, I fell in love. I knew that skiing was my happy place and that it was meant for me. Some kids are Michael Jordan on the basketball court and others are Alex Morgan on the soccer fields. I am neither of those. I’m Addelayde on my skis. Once I discovered that skiing was my thing I instantly became so much happier. 

Now learning to ski was no walk in the park for me. There were times that I cried or felt like giving up. Sometimes I would struggle trying to get my ski boots on and off. It was hard, but I didn’t mind because I knew it was going to be worth it. After skiing for 4 seasons, I have it all in the bag. I started off skiing like a toddler and now I ski like an expert. I take risks, I hit jumps, I speed down, and most importantly I ski with confidence.

If I can offer any advice to new skiers, I would say ski with confidence. Don’t worry about what other people think. Don’t worry about falling. Even the best skiers fall and there is nothing wrong with that. Many people get discouraged if people see them fall. I used to be that way too. Now I just laugh hysterically every time I fall or crash because it really isn’t a big deal. I’ve had small falls and bad crashes, which are bound to happen. I’ve had ice cuts on my face and bruises down my legs. I’ve had neck pain in near concussions. It all sounds scary but sometimes you have to take a risk in order to reap the reward.