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Help is here!

Contact us at:
  assistant@mthigh.org

Beginners' Help

Are you interested in learning how to ski but have never had an opportunity?  Maybe nobody in your family skis.  Maybe your friends don't ski.  Maybe you just don't know where to start.  It's all new and a bit overwhelming.

 

Help is right here!  You'll find some useful advice on this page. But, even better, our helpful assistants can help:

  -  answer your questions,

  -  offer advice about clothing and equipment,

  -  recommend the best place to learn how to ski,

  -  maybe even accompany you to the slopes, and

  -  help you get your wings!  (Yes, skis are like wings!)

 

Our assistants are eager to help.  Just email us at: assistant@mthigh.org   One of us will get in touch with you and offer a helping hand.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  Is it better to rent skis or to buy a pair?

A:  For the first couple of times, definitely rent, until you find out if this is a sport you really want to continue pursuing.

 

Q.  Can anybody learn to ski?

A:  Yes. We have seen people in their 60s or 70s learn to ski. But, admittedly, there are a few who might not make it, simply because of their own fear of letting go. You should be prepared to fall a few times.  It doesn't hurt. Snow is soft and slippery, and you often slide down rather than fall with a thud. And all that fluffy winter clothing will protect you too.

 

Q.  Should I take a lesson?

A:   Yes. Don't let your spouse or a friend try to teach you. That's a recipe for quarrels and hurt feelings. Let a professional ski instructor teach you the basics. There are very good and affordable beginners' packages that include ski rental, a beginner's lift ticket and a lesson, or a series of lessons.

 

Q.  How many layers of socks do I need?

A:  Just one. A single pair of warm socks is all you need. A ski boot is warm enough to keep you warm.  Trying to layer up on socks will only get them bunched up uncomfortably. Besides, you don't want too much padding between you and your steering mechanism (your boots and skis).  That would be like trying to steer a car with multiple layers of gloves on your hands.

 

 

Let us introduce you to the sport we love. Let us show you what fun it is to glide almost effortlessly down an easy slope. Email us at: assistant@mthigh.org   One of us will get in touch with you and offer a helping hand.

 

 

Mt. High club members (Portland, Oregon) at Mt. Shasta 2002

"Mystery Trip," 2003 to Mt. Shasta

 

MORE RESOURCES

Check out the numerous resources on our Links page, such as:

 

Skiing on a Budget: Advice and tips on how to save on trips and equipment, including tips for beginners, and more.

Want to be an assistant (mentor, or ski buddy)?

Contact Emilio at Emilio2000@earthlink.net and let him know. Also, see "Bring a Friend": www.learntoskiandsnowboard.org/bring-a-friend-home

This is a win-win for everybody. By brining in new people to the slopes, the ski areas get more customers, our club gets more members, and the newcomers get their "wings" and a new love for life!

 

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Club members enjoying a human slalom (a club tradition)
at Mt. Hood Meadows, during our annual Spring Fling.

 

We ski, we snowboard, we have fun, both on and off the mountain!
We do mainly alpine, downhill skiing, we have a few snowboarders, a few cross-country skiers, but also a bit of golf, bowling, hiking, biking, rafting, wine-tasting, barbequing, and  chocolate dessert contests!

 

Get on our email list; send an email to info@mthigh.org.

 

We welcome new members, so be sure to check us out. See the Membership page to see a list of membership benefits (which change from year to year), and for instructions on how to join.

 

Membership Signup form (to join the club, or renew membership) - (PDF file).

Membership Signup form (to join the club, or renew membership) - (Word document).

 

It's more fun to ski with someone than to ski alone!

That's what ski clubs are for!

 Let's make life more fun!

 

Let us introduce you to the sport we love. Let us show you what fun it is to glide almost effortlessly down an easy slope. Email us at: assistant@mthigh.org   One of us will get in touch with you and offer a helping hand.

 

 

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