Holding on to the boards
This morning, it’s with great trepidation that you join your ski instructor on the slopes near Prapoutel, Pleynet or Pipay to learn to ski. And yet, looking at the others, you’d think it was easy. Clic-clac…your bindings are buckled and you’re ready to go. Oops… it goes on by itself… oops! If you’re used to rollerblading or skateboarding, you’ll find that balance comes naturally, as long as you straighten up and keep your back straight.
Making the first runs
“It goes fast! It goes too fast! How many times have you laughed out loud at that line? But now it’s your turn to make your first descent on the slopes of Prapoutel or on the side of Le Pleynet.
Push on your poles, face the slope and go for it. Oops, it’s slippery! Yes, that’s what skiing’s all about! After sliding a few meters, you need to make your first turn. Plant the pole! Plant the pole, we say. Lean on your swallowed leg and turn! That’s it, the first turn is over. Now it’s on to the others. Ah, but in the end, it goes through by itself.