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!