If youíre using the graduated-length method (GLM) to learn to ski, on your second day rent anything from a 150-cm ski (for a small person) to 170-cm (for the heavier, taller skier). Tell the fellow behind the rental counter that youíre a novice and ask his advice, or - better - discuss ski
length with an instructor. Most instructors are quite delighted to show off their knowledge, even if youíre not taking ski school lessons. If you are, the instructor, naturally, will recommend the appropriate length.

On the other hand, if youíre using parabolic skis, stay with the same length you started with.

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If youíre using the graduated-length method (GLM) to learn to ski, on your second day rent anything from a 150-cm ski (for a small person) to 170-cm (for the heavier, taller skier)
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Disabled Competitions

Ski competitions for both standing and sitting skiers are held throughout the country and in Europe. Both Aspen Highlands and Mount Hood Meadows ski resorts…

Information

European tourist offices can provide you with general information, as well as specific information about individual resorts. Contact them at: Austrian tourist…