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I’ve learned more about skiing as an instructor than I ever could as a student. Whether it’s improving my skills or just making my day go much easier, these helpful ski tips work if you’re eight or eighty. Scroll through for lessons that will make your day more comfortable and more fun.
10. “Pee before you ski” isn’t just for kids. Those are words of wisdom for five or sixty-five year olds.
9. At lunch stuff your gloves, gator, and mittens into your helmet and hook it to the back of your chair. No more rolling around the table or floor and scratching up your goggles.
8. Put a chapstick in each coat and a snack in your pocket.
7. There’s a good chance you’re skiing with the wrong equipment. If you bought your ski boots because they felt comfortable, they’re probably too big.
6. Once you reach a certain age, keep a handful of ibuprofen in your pocket.
5. You need a ski lesson. (I know I’m biased but you need a ski lesson.)
4. You can hide a lot of bad skiing on the groomers but it comes out on the bumps. Leave the piste now and then if you ever want to improve.
3. Don’t bomb a green run; you just look silly.
2. You will never have enough ski equipment; never.
1. Don’t just ski from point A to point B, because along the way are trails, trees, jumps, and bumps you’re missing. Ski with a child and a run you’ve done a thousand times will become a whole new adventure.
The snow is falling in Lost Gorge, filling the resort with skiers. When one goes up the lift but never comes down, it’s up to ski instructor Mina Park to search through the blizzard. What she finds changes the town forever. While Mina doesn’t believe in myths, she does believe in murder.