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A way back to confident skiing?

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14 year old daughter has completely lost confidence after fall last year on icy red. She's a good skier, but is very worried about skiing next week. Anyone got any good tips to help get her confidence back?
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Be very careful about where and when you ski --- easy slopes and soft snow wink ... and maybe a private lesson too.
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IME. The best way, is with the right instructor....who will know how to get her confidence back (and in whom she will have faith in).
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dobby wrote:
Anyone got any good tips to help get her confidence back?
Follow somebody she is confident with, who will take her to the right terrain rather than push her too far outside her comfort zone. Switching her focus to an external factor (eg following someone) from an internal factor ('how nervous I'm feeling') makes a big, big difference.
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@dobby, do you know the resort where you are going? Making sure you pick nice steady runs with no icy reds will help and then do what @rob@rar, says!
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@rob@rar, hmm, I can scare myself quite effectively sometimes, following you or skimottaret. wink
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@rob@rar, hmm, I can scare myself quite effectively sometimes, following you or skimottaret. wink
Sometimes it's good to set an "aspirational pace" wink
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
@rob@rar, indeed, I'm aware it's good for me! Laughing
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Must confirm what the others have said, following / being with a good instructor has done wonders for my 11yo daughter and last year we went down runs she never would have considered before. With the instructor, she talked us through each slope, how to approach, the techniques we'd use and then applied it and reviewed. Leaps and bounds in confidence.

Good luck
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The problem with trying to do it yourself, is it can all go horribly wrong (got the T-Shirt). IME. One's kids listen to / follow an Instructor, in a way that they don't with their Father/Mother (and it's not just one's kids Toofy Grin ).
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Thanks, all. Off to La Thuile - some nice easy blues in the bowl. Trying to sort out an instructor for private lesson. She's a great little skier, but just had a "yard sale" fall in Are.
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And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
See my posting in the thread, 'Fear, is there a way of overcoming it'.
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@iSnowhead, thanks
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
La Thuile has great confidence building runs right down the middle to teh top of the gondola, the only real tough stuff is down the black under the gondola.

Good choice of resort, when she gets back in the zone its over to La Rosiere and back.
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@dobby, if meeting up with a 13 year old (female) snowHead provides motivation, we're in La Rosiere the same week. Mini_mgrolf is in lessons various days (mostly mornings, but one full day) so I'm not sure how often we'll make it all the way into La Thuile but we're always happy to make new ski friends Very Happy
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rob@rar wrote:
dobby wrote:
Anyone got any good tips to help get her confidence back?
Follow somebody she is confident with, who will take her to the right terrain rather than push her too far outside her comfort zone. Switching her focus to an external factor (eg following someone) from an internal factor ('how nervous I'm feeling') makes a big, big difference.


+1
Following a French racer chappy, caning it around Flaine, worked wonders for my skiing. Even took on jumps I would never have thought of in a million years. It helped that he was whooping n hollering like a nutter Laughing Great fun and I highly recommend it!

Don’t think, just ski Cool
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@mgrolf, thanks for that. May send you a pm. Mrs Dobby was wondering whether I had any "internet friends" this holiday (plenty a couple of years ago in Are...)
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
@DrLawn, yeah, those runs above the gondola look just the job. Hopefully we'll get a bit of sun too (that would really keep her happy)
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I like La Thuile, I haven't been for a few years.

It's good for a budget trip in those Planibelle apartments as well.
Plus the pizza is good.
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