Sunday, 23 October 2016

Travel: Crystal Ski - Get More Winter


Photo credit Crystal Ski Holidays

 I have always wanted to go on a ski holiday, just one problem though, I can't ski. So when Crystal Ski Holidays invited me along to Snow Factor at Soar for some fun on the slopes I jumped at the chance. As I had never skied before I was given the opportunity to have a 90 minute lesson.

Crystal Ski holidays are mountain ski holiday specialists and all staff are skiers or boarders themselves so they know everything there is to know to help you book your perfect ski holiday. With 130 resorts to choose from and Crystal Ski staff on resort all season you know you will be in safe hands. They also offer some fantastic deals ranging from self catering to full board and the option to include equipment and ski passes. 

Back to my night at Snow Factor, we all met in the Bavarian themed Bar Varia and were treated to a Bavarian Buffet before hitting the slopes. We then got all kitted out in our snow gear which Snow Factor provided and I had a 90 minute lesson with Nicola who was so patient with me as I was a bit rubbish at first. 

Skiing was a lot harder than I expected, the hardest part for me was trying to walk in the snow. To begin with, we got a feel for our ski's, moving around and learning the correct posture and balance. I thought I had good balance aswell but I did end up falling over a couple of times. We then gradually made our way up the slope going a little further each time and learned the snow plow and how to control the speed. I think I would need quite a few more lessons before I could actually hit the slopes but this was such a great opportunity to get a feel for it. 




After the lesson we went back to Bar Varia for a well earned drink and chat. It was such a great night and big thanks Kirsty from Crystal ski for inviting me and being such a great host.





 
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