Travel Post – Ski Trip 2012

I first started skiing about 5 years ago and Falls Creek was the chosen destination for my virgin snow experience. I still remember putting on my first pair of terribly heavy and unreasonably uncomfortable hire ski boots and thinking “why the hell would anyone pay so much money to torture themselves like this?” Things couldn’t have gotten off to a better start either with my first ever skiing lesson taking place in a crazy blizzard. Fifty dozen stacks later (getting tangled up in skis was not fun!) I was totally drenched and threw a massive hissy fit deciding to quit and eat lunch instead! I was pretty darn adamant that I would never ski again.

Obviously my conviction did not last because fast forward five years later and I’m back once again at Falls Creek – but however this time well equipped with my own ski gear (including a helmet for that ‘pro’ skier look lol) and actually enjoying hitting the slopes! There is just something about the snow I love, perhaps it is the crisp air or perhaps it is the amazing scenery and it is something you can’t fully enjoy unless you were on a pair of skis exploring the mountain. I have to thank the boy and all my friends for being ever so patient with me on the slopes otherwise I would have probably given up skiing altogether five years ago!

Elle

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  1. Just wondering where you got your ski outfit from? It’s the best I’ve seen yet! Is it better to invest in ski clothing or hiring? Thanks! :)

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    • Hello Alannah! Thank you for your lovely comment =). I bought all my ski gear from a local ski shop near my house. The jacket is from DC and I don’t even think the pants has a brand! I also bought Nordica ski boots and Elan skis. Depending on how often you go skiing – if you ski at least once a year every year then I would definitely say a big YES to getting your own ski gear. They may be very costly at the start but having your own gear just makes skiing that much more enjoyable. Not only do you save time from not having to line up getting your gear fitted you would also improve your skiing with your own gear because you are familiar with using your own boots and skis. I also have a foot mould thing that’s inside my ski boots to correct the posture of my feet whilst skiing. The best thing I ever bought is that helmet – besides protecting my head, it also keeps my head and ears soooo warm and you can ski through rain snow or hail! hehe (ok, maybe not hail!). Hope this helps! =) Shoot me a message if you have anymore quests regarding the snow or skiing! More than happy to share my experience with you!
      Elle

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  2. Hello Alannah! Thank you for your lovely comment =). I bought all my ski gear from a local ski shop near my house. The jacket is from DC and I don’t even think the pants has a brand! I also bought Nordica ski boots and Elan skis. Depending on how often you go skiing – if you ski at least once a year every year then I would definitely say a big YES to getting your own ski gear. They may be very costly at the start but having your own gear just makes skiing that much more enjoyable. Not only do you save time from not having to line up getting your gear fitted you would also improve your skiing with your own gear because you are familiar with using your own boots and skis. I also have a foot mould thing that’s inside my ski boots to correct the posture of my feet whilst skiing. The best thing I ever bought is that helmet – besides protecting my head, it also keeps my head and ears soooo warm and you can ski through rain snow or hail! hehe (ok, maybe not hail!). Hope this helps! =) Shoot me a message if you have anymore quests regarding the snow or skiing! More than happy to share my experience with you!
    Elle

    Reply

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