First-time skier checklist
Before your first lesson, it’s good to prepare physically and gain a reasonable level of fitness. You’re likely to be using muscles not normally employed in everyday life.
Practice ski sits against a wall, do some running and strengthen your legs so you have the stamina for the challenge ahead.
Checking with your doctor to make sure you’re okay to ski is also a good idea if you have a history of medical problems.
Read up about skiing before you start. Find out what you’re likely to be doing in your first few lessons. Understand what a pizza is and the principles of turning and stopping on skis. This won’t automatically mean you’ll be able to do these things straight away but it will give you a head start.