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Learning to ski at 40? Why it’s never too late to learn a new skill

If you’re somewhere near your forties and thinking about starting out in skiing, you may well be wondering whether you’re having a mid-life crisis. Trust us; you’re not! A recent study shows that skiers in the age bracket of 45 – 64 are taking regular skiing holidays, so your timing is perfect! If you’re thinking about making 2020 the year for starting out skiing, find out below why learning to ski as an adult can be as much fun (and just as easy!) as it is for children.

Can you learn to ski at any age?

The short answer is yes. When we look at a middle-aged adult’s ability to learn any new skill and compare this ability with young adults (>12 years), there are very few differences. We are equally as well suited cognitively and physically as a youngster. The biggest difference between starting out skiing as a teenager and learning to ski as an adult, is the fear of falling. Children have the inevitable feeling of invincibility; in adults, that fear of falling is the key obstacle that holds us back. So, you are totally capable of learning to ski at 40, you just have to approach it like you would have done when you were young and fearless!

Learning to ski as an adult

Here at Chill Factore, we are experienced in teaching adults and youngsters alike when they are starting out skiing. As far as we’re concerned, you can learn to ski at any age, and wholly believe that you are never too old. We offer a range of lesson plans for those starting out skiing, including a fun taster session for all age groups. If you’ve made a promise to yourself that you will be learning to ski at 40, don’t hesitate. Book your lessons now and make 2020 a success from the start. Options include:

Ski fun taster: This is an ideal introduction for those with little or no experience on the snow, getting you familiar with the equipment, the right posture and basic sliding on the low section of the beginner slope. If you’re learning to ski as an adult and want to ease yourself in, this is the perfect place to start.

Beginner skiing lessons: This course focuses on posture, balance, speed control, linking turns and how to use the ski lift. If you are starting out skiing, this course is perfect for you as it begins from basics such as putting on your skis, through to completing your first run on the beginner slope. Your instructor will be with you every step of the way and you will finish the course with the confidence to move onto the next level – or to take your skills to the real slopes. These lessons are available as a one-off day session, across 2 separate sessions or over the space of 3 weeks. Whatever your time and fitness restrictions, we have a course that will suit you in learning to ski as an adult.

Skiing at any age

If you were wondering whether you can learn to ski at any age, take the opportunity at the start of this new year and new decade, by learning at Chill Factore. You will prove to yourself and those around you that it is never too late to learn to ski as an adult!

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