Just over a week ago I was invited to an indoor ski event in London by Clubmed who is looking to get people who have never tried skiing to give it a go and try something new in 2018.
Their goal is to smash the stereotype that it’s difficult or elitist and to showcase exactly how fun the activity can be!
The event was called “#IsSkiForMe”? and most bloggers who attended had never tried skiing before and were curious to find out if it was for them.
I knew the answer before attending as I have been skiing since I was 5 years old and also used to be a ski instructor in my twenties. I LOVE skiing and you could have seen me blogging about it many times on both my blogs and Instagram.
When I met my future husband when we both were living in Sydney, I persuaded him to go skiing to the Snowy Mountains and helped him to learn to ski. I have also encouraged both my daughters to start skiing at the age of 3, and they love it too.
We love going on a ski holiday and truly believe that everyone should try skiing. Not only it’s so much fun, but also opens a door to another type of active holiday.
The challenge for me was to give it a go at an indoor slope at Chel-ski, and I was nervous. I might not have looked that but I was, plus my legs were aching after running 13 miles the day before.
I also did not want to have an accident as the Paris Marathon is just 2 weeks away, and all my training would be lost.
My experience was absolutely great. After a great introduction and tips from the ski instructors, I was skiing! It was very different to skiing outside, but I think a great start before you decide you want to do the real thing in the mountains!
A fab workout for sure!
By the way, Club Med has also some great tips for first time skiers, as well as some exercises you can try out if you’re about to try skiing for the first time in a while.
After a great ski experience, we had some yummy apres-ski treats and drinks to get our energy back!
I also had a chance to literally escape to one of the Clubmeds resorts via one of their VR headsets and can tell you right now, I did not want to come back! Hopefully, I will make it to one of their amazing ski resorts next winter with my family!
If you are planning your family ski holiday, go and check their website, so much to choose from!