While it’s unreasonable to think you’ll never make a mistake again, you can become better prepared to handle challenging situations. Building up your confidence on the slopes is crucial so that when you do get in over your head, you can get down safely — and ideally panic-free. Increasing your confidence on the slopes isn’t all about improving your technical skiing or boarding skills but rather becoming more aware of your surroundings and learning what your capabilities are. It’s a combination of problem solving and the ability to read your environment. Here at UtahSkis, we want to help you achieve just that — with the hopes in making for a better overall experience for everyone.
If you’ve been skiing or boarding for a while, it’s likely you’ve been down a run that was out of your comfort zone. You could have incorrectly read the trail map, taken a wrong turn, or were trying to show off to a friend. Regardless, those prolonged minutes spent ‘just getting down’ can leave you petrified and relieved to reach the bottom. Such an unpleasant experience can crush your confidence on the slopes. As a result, you might be less likely to push yourself in the future and in a worst case scenario it could turn you off snow sports entirely.