Why You Should Start Skiing


Skiers, you have a lot to be proud of! The first thing I always tell people who are new to skiing is that it's a great activity for all ages.

Perhaps you've been shredding the slopes since childhood or maybe you're just a beginner. Either way, skiing is one of the most rewarding sports out there. But did you know that it can also be good for your health? Skiers have long known that skiing not only makes them feel awesome but also contributes to their overall wellness—and now research proves that skier's high isn't just an urban myth. Here are some reasons why everyone should try skiing at least once:

Skiing is a great form of exercise.

Skiing is a great form of exercise. It's low impact, so it won't wear you down as quickly as other sports. You'll still be able to enjoy skiing for quite some time before you start feeling the effects of aging on your body.

Skiing burns calories and builds muscle without the impact that running has on knees or ankles, which makes skiing an ideal sport for people who are over 40 years old (or even younger). Skiing also teaches excellent balance and coordination. Skiing can be difficult at first, but it gets easier after just a few days of practice because each time you go down the hill again and again until eventually there's nothing left except smooth sailing ” to infinity...and beyond”!

Skiing builds balance and coordination.

Skiing is not only a fun activity but it's also a great workout for your legs. In fact, skiing is considered one of the most physical activities that can be done on snow. Because of this, skiing will help to build your muscles and improve their strength and endurance.

Skiing develops your leg muscles.

It's no secret that exercise is important for your health. If you want to be healthy and in shape, then you need to be active on a regular basis. Skiing is a great way to get exercise because it's an enjoyable activity which can help you lose weight, build muscle, and get stronger all at once. Skiing works well for you because it engages all the legs muscles as well as your core.

Skiing burns calories.

Skiing is a great way to get in shape. It burns calories, builds muscle and gives you a good cardiovascular workout. You can average between 300 - 600 calories an hour on the slopes! This will be even more if you decide to try cross country (Nordic) skiing, or ski touring.
As a first timer, it is guaranteed you will get a good workout, so be prepared for a bit of work. Before you can venture on the lifts, your instructor will make sure you can stop efficiently and turn comfortably, which means you will have to walk.

Skiing helps you develop hand-eye coordination.

Skiing is a great way to develop your hand-eye coordination. By using your legs and feet to steer, hands to assist with the turns, separating your upper to lower body, and using your eyes to see where you are going (looking forward), skiing helps you learn how to control all these body parts at the same time. This can help improve other skills such as playing other sports or even writing!

Skiing is a social sport.

Skiing is a social sport. You can spend time with your family, make new friends and get to know people better.
When you're skiing, you'll have the chance to meet other skiers and make new connections. Many people go on ski weekends or vacations with their friends or family members to take advantage of this opportunity for bonding—and it's not just at the beginner level! People from all over the world travel to ski, or ski to travel just so they can have fun together on the slopes.

Skiing is good for your mental health

One more thing: don't forget about all those social benefits! Not only is skiing beneficial to your physical health, but it benefits your mental health as well.

When you're out on the slopes or in ski country with friends, family or other skiers; you'll have an opportunity to interact with other people who share these interests with you. This social interaction helps promote positive emotions within yourself which leads to better overall feelings about yourself and those around you too! You talk to people on chairlifts, at the pub after a day of skiing, and of course others attending ski lessons. You have the chance to catch up with friends and unwind, and most important have fun with your loved ones.

Skiing is fun to learn and get better at.

Skiing is fun to learn and get better at. Just like any other skill, the feeling of mastering something new is rewarding. It can be challenging too, which makes it even more satisfying when you finally get the hang of it.

There's also the joy of being able to do something you couldn't before—like stay upright on skis, or ski without falling down every few seconds. For parents, you must try to keep up with your kids on the slope. You don’t want your little one’s waiting for you every 10 meters. The satisfaction comes from knowing that you achieved something for yourself, not only from other people recognising your accomplishment.

A good lesson can help you learn, grow, and enjoy

A good lesson is essential to learning the basics of skiing or getting better. A lot of people learn incorrect technique, which means they could get hurt, are not as efficient as they could be, and waste their holiday. That's why it's so important to get a good lesson first.

You can spend more time skiing (which is what we all want) instead of figuring out how not to fall over every ten seconds! In addition, with proper form comes increased efficiency and increased fun—and who doesn't want that? Get in touch with Boomerang on Snow if you are interested in learning or improving skiing technique.


It’s time to get out the door and start skiing. The benefits are many, and you can easily find a place that suits your skill level. If you’re not sure where to start, take advantage of lessons offered at most resorts. They offer a great introduction into this wonderful sport as well as help you develop your own technique so that when they're over (or if they weren't enough!) then it's time for some more advanced training!