The important point to remember about skiing is that until the basic skills are mastered, the sport is not meant to be enjoyed. This frustrating lesson is driven home each time the beginner sprawls across a ski slope in various embarrassing postures. The hard, cold, and wet facts of first-ski came to me a year ago, along with the failures and the final triumph, the successful negotiation of a kiddie hill by a full-grown adult.
Do go to a ski school for your first lesson. Theoretically you will have a better chance to learn correctly and a better chance to stand in the future without the aid of a crutch. Believing that you are in the