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Ski School: Do's & Don'ts

10th April 2018

A blog from Emily...

So, you've booked or are thinking about booking your ski or board lessons – well done! You've already set yourself up for a great day on the mountain. Here's a list of additional things you can take on board to help ensure your lesson is a seamless success.

DO – HAVE A HEARTY BREAKFAST

Make sure to fill yourself up for an active morning. Even if you're not hungry first thing it's worth having something small or bringing a snack in your pocket to get you to lunch.

DON'T – FEEL INTIMIDATED

Try and keep in mind that everyone must start somewhere, and Andorra is the perfect place! Andorran ski and snowboard schools are held in very high regard and there are a high proportion of native British instructors who return year after year to teach on the slopes, especially in Soldeu and Arinsal, so you can relax and focus on improving your skills in a supportive environment. The atmosphere in Andorra both on the slopes and in the village is fun, welcoming and not at all pretentious.

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DO – HAVE AN OPEN MIND

In a lesson you could be asked to try things in a different way than you have ever done it before. Instructors are there to safely push you outside your comfort zone, and they have a whole load of tricks and tips to improve your skills. Trust them, you're in good hands.

DON'T – PARTY HARD THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR LESSON

Nothing is easy with a hangover, particularly learning new skills. Save the big party sesh for after your lesson, new friends made in lessons make great après partners too.

DO – PICK UP YOUR EQUIPMENT THE NIGHT BEFORE

Save yourself loads of time the day of your lessons and pick up your equipment the night before. Getting your gear set up properly takes some time. Going in the night before means having no stress and is one less thing to worry about in the morning.

ANOTHER DO – BOOK EARLY

Ski schools are very popular and can be sold out over busy periods such as Half term, New Years and Easter. Save yourself the disappointment and make sure to lock in your spot before you get here.

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