How I Learned To Ski


I Love to snow ski, to me it is the epitome of excitement. I first tried
to ski when I was only about four years old. My father, who is a tremendous
skier, thought he should teach his first son just how to ski. Through practice
and time I have made my father a happy teacher. I owe all my skiing knowledge to
my father who has spent hour upon hour teaching me the so called "tricks of the
trade". However, I have broken more than one bone learning what proves to be a
very intense and serious sport and you should not take the excitment for granted.

I got started when my dad entered a powder eight contest, that\'s when
you and a partner go down the hill and make the number eight in the snow with
your skies, the team with the best looking eight\'s win. As usually my father won,
and that day was when he first taught me how to ski. He showed me how to snow-
plow down a hill, that is your first move you learn upon skiing, then he so ever
willingly took me to the bunny hill and watched intently as if he remembers when
he was that age and how strange and awkward he felt with those clumsy skis and
big boots. That day was so hot but yet the snow remained and kept falling from
the ski. Then my father showed me the basic techniques he acquired while
learning how to ski, you see there is no standard way to ski everyone has to
find their own style of skiing or snowboarding . As you can find out this sport
is not something you do good at right away, it takes time and practice to become
good.

When I got older we would go to bigger mountains in Colorado where he
lives, we would spend all day skiing down difficult runs called double diamonds,
that is the hardest run on the slopes. At first it was hard for me to keep up
with my fathers tremendous speed and coordination he could really move down a
mountain, for an amateur skier he was a real pro to me, I would try and copy his
style for it was one that I learned very well. When I was able to find the style
that best suited me I was amazed at how fast I had learned to ski, know when my
father and I went down the mountain he was the one who had to keep up with me
for I was what he envisioned his son to become a very experienced skier.

These days my father still teaches me new things that better my skills
as a skier, you are never to old to learn something new. I have also been
focusing most of my attention to mogul skiing, that is rows of bumps in the snow
about a foot and half feet high, made by a machine so that a skier can learn the
real meaning of how to ski. Moguls are by far the hardest thing to learn about
skiing and it takes a long time to adjust yourself to the bumps that you have to
ski over. I still go skiing with my father who resides in Steamboat Springs,
Colorado home to one of the best resorts in the nation, which is properly named
Steamboat. We do most of our skiing there know a days, so you can see if it
wasn\'t for my father teaching me how to ski I would probably not be so
fascinated by this incredible and breath -taking sport.

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