Group Ski Lessons Can Be Great Fun…

Want a fun and safe environment to learn to ski? Perhaps group ski lessons provide the answer. And they are good for all skiers, not just beginners.

How Group Ski Classes Work

There are several kinds of classes but most skiers take ‘standard’ group lessons. These involve 2 to 2 1/2 hour sessions of up to 10 skiers (usually fewer) with 1 instructor.

Other kinds of group ski lessons include multi-day packages, women-only classes or season-long weekend classes. There are also ski clubs, such as the club de esqui Baqueira as an option.

With group ski lessons, you can book a class in person, by phone or online. Before the lesson starts, an instructor will ask what level you are and advise you where to wait—usually in front of signs with numbers 1 (for complete beginners) through to 6 (for advanced skiers).

Your instructor should ask you questions about your skiing. For example:

  • what other sports you like
  • what you want from the lesson
  • if you’ve had a lesson before

Instructors should be able to adapt lessons to fit most students’ needs. They may offer general suggestions to help everyone. Or they might have students of slightly different abilities work on different activities. If you are unsure about anything, ask the instructor.

Keep in mind, in a 2-hour class with 4 students, you’ll actually only have 30 minutes of the instructor’s attention. In many cases, this is long enough. You’ll get a few suggestions to improve your technique and to continue working on in your own time.

If you want more one-on-one attention, then Private Lessons are the way to go.

Mid-week ski classes are often smaller and sometimes cheaper than weekends. You might get a lesson with only one or two students, which means better value for money. This can also be the case on Friday mornings and Sunday afternoons.

Lessons for Beginners

Some people go skiing for the first time with a friend to guide them. They get on a lift and go to an easy run. The learner looks at the slope thinking, “hmmm, that looks steep.” The friend says, “nah, it’s easy.” The new skier takes 2 hours to get down a slope that takes their friend only 5 minutes. Their confidence is shattered before they’ve barely started.

A word of advice: Don’t do this on your first day out…unless you have an extremely patient friend who can explain what to do, rather than just lead the way. I hate to see people struggling with their first ski experience.

Most resorts offer learning packages for complete beginners that include group lessons, equipment rentals and lift passes.

I highly recommend this route. You have someone explaining the basics before you go to the top of that so-called easy run. And you can ask all the questions you want.

If you have a couple of friends who are also beginners, you could hire a private instructor for your group rather than opt for a group lesson. You have control of the lesson time, the class size and how you make use of the instructor 100% of the time.

Group ski lessons provide a great stimulus for your skiing. You meet people. You learn to ski better. You ski more.

Winter Holiday Car Rentals for Mallorca Airport

mini size car

As the Winter Season fast approaches, most of us think about visiting warmer climates to avoid the harsh British Weather. You can save you a lot of time and stress by arranging your car rental Palma de Mallorca airport agency to wait on your arrival at Mallorca Airport.

On arriving at Mallorca Airport, your vehicle will be waiting for you with the tank full, so no detours to fuel up or wasted time trying to locate the local services. You can relax as you fly to Mallorca Airport knowing that you will soon be on the road to arrive refreshed at your destination in Spain.

You can choose a wide selection of vehicle sizes for rental for your trip to Spain. These range from the small mini size vehicles through to the luxury executive type vehicles.

mini size car

The mini compact cars are suitable for one or two people travelling around the Mallorca area but the minivans are more suitable for larger groups of people or if you have a large amount of luggage.

If you plan to drive around the area, you will need to carefully consider your choose of vehicle for the best value, comfort and space as you place your booking. Upgrading to a larger vehicle can often help to make your travel around the Mallorca area a better experience.

There are always fewer options available on the vehicles offered to Young drivers due to age restrictions. We find that these vehicles are always booked early, so do place your car hire booking for Mallorca Airport as early as possible.