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Learning to Love the Snow at Any Age

September 23, 2020 3 min read

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Personal Snow Experiences From the Auski Crew.

Contrary to the old adage, when skiing or snowboarding, you absolutely can teach an old dog new tricks! There is nothing better than a holiday away in the mountain air, and it’s never too late to try something new on the snow.

Whether you’re on snow for the first time, switching from skis to a board or the other way around, there is so much fun to be had slaying the bunny hill.

But don’t be fooled, learning to master snow sliding is not an easy feat, it is though a fun and memorable experience regardless of how much of the day you spend falling down.

Fall down seven times, stand up eight. Everyone here at Auski loves to ski and snowboard, but we all had to learn too. Keep reading for some of our (somewhat embarrassing) first time on snow stories to show you that everyone has to get their footing on the bunny hill.


Ruby - learnt to ski at age 6 before switching to snowboarding at age 16!

“When I was 6, my dad pushed me down a steep hill on skis and I learnt to turn for survival, then I learnt to go fast because I have older brothers and if they could catch me, they’d push me over.”

Jan - learnt to ski at age 32!  (right)

“One day in Telluride, I was watching my daughter in a ski lesson from the chairlift, she quickly disappeared into the two-foot deep powder, I felt for the poor instructor who had to put her back together!”

Claudia - learnt to ski at age 3! (left)

“Learning to go was easy enough, learning to stop was the hard part for me. One time when I was super young, I couldn’t stop, I just skied right into the boundary net.”

Alex - learnt to ski as a teenager!

“The first time I snowboarded I lied to my friend and said I had done it before. It wasn’t until we were in France and it took me half an hour to get from the bunny hill to the lift until he realised I wasn’t telling the truth.”

Henry – learnt to ski at age 5! (right)

“When I was 5 or 6, I was skiing down a cat track and I ended up falling down a double black diamond. Everyone was freaking out.”



Matt - learnt to ski at age 24! (right)

“My first memory of learning to snowboard was at Falls Creek, on a pretty steep and narrow blue run called Final Muster! It was super icy and of course I spent my entire day falling on my butt and my wrists. To make matters worse, I spent two whole days trying to make it down the run without lessons because firstly, I was stubborn and secondly, my sister told me I didn’t need to and I believed her.”

Lesson learnt - take a lesson!

Wilson - leant to ski at age 16! (left)

“My first ever lesson, I got way over-confident and I just booked it, went so fast, couldn’t get an edge and people had to dive out of my way. I fell, hard. But ever since then I was hooked, I did 5 seasons overseas!”


Bonus photo: Lucy - learnt to ski at age 3! (right)

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