quote:This. The folks at the ski shop always make it extremely tight. It needs to be very tight, but not ridiculous. Lie to them if you have to.
Also, make sure the boots fit right. Painful boots will be worse than any soreness from skiing.
Get a half day lesson the first day, and do greens/bunny slopes the rest of the day. Start on the easy ones on day two, and work your way up. As long ad you are somewhat coordinated and patient, you won't fall a lot. I was sore, but Not enough to stop at any point during any of my trips. Also, make sure the boots fit right. Painful boots will be worse than any soreness from skiing.
Seriously, I don't ski or work out much, and I survive. I go out each night of the trip too. You'll be fine, unless altitude messes you up. It helps if you are at a cabin with a hot tub.
quote:My fiancee skied for the first in Dec 2011. The first two days she was miserable and went through 3 different boots. She wanted to have fun but the rental boots were killing her and she quit.
Despite my skiing frequency, I am still seriously considering getting my own boots.
How in shape does one have to be to go skiing for a day? I don't workout, but eat pretty healthy and am slim/normal weight. I've never skied, but will likely be making my first venture of it in about a month or so.