|For the beginner, ski lessons are a must,
as it is virtually impossible to learn to
ski on your own without some expert instruction.
Unless you have a really good friend who
is both a good coach and willing to spend
the time with you on nearly level ground
rather than tearing down the double diamond
moguls, your best bet is to enroll in the
beginner class at a ski area.
The fewer people in the class, the more likely
you are to get personalized instruction.
Look for uncrowded ski areas or try to learn
midweek and during a non-holiday period when
fewer people are likely to be in your class.
Classes that can guarantee you in advance
a maximum number of participants are worth
seeking, but typically are hard to find.
Skiing wrongly can be dangerous to yourself
and hazardous to others, so make sure you
are being taught by a qualified teacher,
such as a member of the National Ski Patrol.