Skiing Misconceptions & Benefits

Sep 11, 2019Skiing

In India, we have so many misconceptions related to skiing. With over 30 years of teaching children from the world over, we at Les Elfes have a lot of the answers.

How safe is skiing?
Statistically, skiing is no more hazardous than bicycling or tennis. With modern equipment such as fibreglass skis, high-support plastic boots and release bindings, skiing is much safer. 

How long will it take to be able to ski or ride?
Just on your first day, you’ll learn how to turn, slow down, stop and ride the lifts. Generally, if you are trying skiing for the first time, you should be able to do quite a bit on your first day. With today’s modern teaching methods, you can be past the beginner stage after four or five lessons.

Do I have to be in shape?
You don’t have to be an athlete to ski. Today, modern equipment does most of the work for you. If you do some exercises before your first ski experience, you will enjoy it more. First of all, you’ll learn faster, because you won’t tire so easily during the learning process. You’re going to fall down some while learning so you’ll bounce back better if you’re in shape.

Isn’t it too cold to ski in winters? How should I dress for different temperatures?
Yes, it is colder than India but when the sun is out its warm With layering all conditions are taken care of We provide the perfect ski clothes in case you don’t have them. We also provide the perfect list of clothes in case you want to get your own


    Outdoor recreation promotes healthier, more active lifestyles
  • Adventure sports like skiing and snowboarding make physical activity enjoyable, provide the excitement lacking in other forms of exercise, and often result in lifelong participation.
  • It’s not all just physical—there are mental health benefits of skiing and snowboarding too.
  • The majority of mental health ailments—stress, depression, poor self-worth, to name a few—have all been proven to dissolve through outdoor activities like skiing and snowboarding.
  • It builds confidence – Outdoor recreational experiences have been proven to increase the self-confidence of participants. 
  • It builds stronger communities.
  • It promotes greater academic achievement. Evaluations continue to demonstrate that young people who participate in outdoor recreation, like skiing and snowboarding, perform at a higher academic level than their peers. Through outdoor participation, kids gain a wide array of skills necessary to build and strengthen academic achievement.
  • Physical activity leads to increased brain functioning imperative to high academic achievement, with concrete connections between increased activity and stronger concentration and memory skills.
  • It cultivates environmental responsibility.
  • Improves Mood-We know that active children are happier and skiing is no exception. Children who ski benefit from the same mood-enhancing effects of exercise; the increased production of endorphins gives young skiers a great sense of happiness
  • Builds Balance & Coordination While skiing, children have to be aware of each part of their bodies and learn to coordinate their movements to stay balanced on the slopes. The more they ski, the more  their balance and coordination
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