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How many ski lessons

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Im no sure that skiing with music is a grea idea, I like to hear all these out of control skiers coming so I can avoid them
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robs1 wrote:
Im no sure that skiing with music is a grea idea, I like to hear all these out of control skiers coming so I can avoid them

Not if yourself the one at the edge of out of control.

Or don't have the skill to avoid them anyway, won't help hearing them coming after you!

Nothing takes up space more than out of context, blanket "answers"
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Lessons are always a good idea in my experience otherwise you can continue with bad habits. I would opt for some lessons for a few days.
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Hi Welcome!! snowHead

I fit your stats for age although likely a lot less fit. Started 2015 but have managed to do 10 trips in that time. I think I'm a pretty ok skier now, early advanced, and its mostly down to lessons and snowdome practice.

I would do a lesson every week if I could in the UK and at least half the week on holiday. Since I go to the snowdome I don't need to find my ski legs (well maybe a bit as it is a different feeling) so we've typically done 3 half day private lessons on holiday and then skied on our own. Can you get to a dome at all ?

My wife and I aren't wildly apart in ability but I've found if you get a good instructor they could easily do both at the same time. I'd probably look on here for instructor recommendations for the resort you're going to. As Pam said previously its not how fast you can go but how controlled you are. I hear the same saying a lot from instructors in that speed hides bad technique, I find it much harder to go slow with a good turn shape than going fast. For me I'd do at least 3 days but probably 5 of half day (morning) lessons and find an instructor that can work with you both no matter your level.

Alternatively, go on something like a holiday course from InsideOut Skiing https://www.insideoutskiing.com/holidays.html. They may split you up by ability so that might work out. My wife and I are booked with them for next year and I'm looking forward to half days of lessons and then tuning that in the afternoon. I'm a level 8 on their scale and I know I'm going to be learning for many years but then I love that learning process.

As for your wife being nervous, I feel her pain, it will pass though with experience. Well the slopes get shallower at least.

If you can get to a snowdome they're awesome for getting better.
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Sounds like my husband and I.

He goes off and I catch up when he’s tripped himself up trying to be smart Laughing

I usually have a lesson. If for nothing other than having someone tell me ‘I can do it’.

3 weeks in we were both still having lessons.

OH isn’t bothered by lessons now, but I had to laugh last time he was at Castleford the folk on the lift told him to loosen up and lean forward :r Cool
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I think your tuition needs a targeted mental element. For you to slow down and for her to gain confidence.

The music thing was shown on here with a mountain biker who went faster with music as it takes your mind off the fear or technicality.

I would try to minimize skiing together and each to find a group at their own level, otherwise frustration will build.
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I think "how many ski lessons?" is the wrong question. I think the better question is "Do I want to get better?". If the answer to that question is yes, the next question should be "What's the most effective way to get better?". Good ski lessons might well be a part of the solution, but there are other important factors such as focused practice, attitude to learning, range of experience rather than lots of the same experience. This is all more important than trying to identify the numerical limit to the number of hours one needs to spend in ski school.
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@rob@rar hits the nail on the head, as usual. Very Happy
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@rob@rar hits the nail on the head, as usual. Very Happy
I think mostly I've been hitting my head against a wall recently, but nice to get one right.
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@rob@rar, titter.

I am still of the opinion that with one week a year, one's ambitions should be modest...
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@rob@rar, titter.

I am still of the opinion that with one week a year, one's ambitions should be modest...

Au Contrare Mon Ami - One's Talent will likely be modest - but one's ambitions should be lofty! snowHead
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@Old Fartbag, hahaha quite!
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At the risk of stating the obvious, it's a balancing act.

I ski for fun, and the slopes are a great excuse to spend quality time with my family.

Lessons are less fun than fee skiing, and the family time isn't as good. That suggests lessons are a Bad Thing.

But, after a lesson, skiing becomes more fun, as I can ski better and faster in more places. Which means lessons are a Good Thing.

And when I have lessons, I'm better able to keep up with my kids, so family skiing is more fun. This sounds like a Good Thing, but it triggers an arms race as my kids feel they ought to be faster than me so they then book lessons for themselves to stay ahead. This is a Bad Thing.

So, in my view, you will always need lessons, even as a once a year skier,, but most days on the slopes shouldn't be a lesson.
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