My name is Kat and I just moved from Florida to Colorado last July! Having (just barely) survived my first winter (tbt to when I used to call winter anything under 70 degrees) I am really looking forward to taking up skiing next season.
Now since I've moved I have met so many amazing people with a great enthusiasm and love for skiing, but the only problem is that most of them are boys with waaaay more experience than me who don't really seem to take my interest in skiing seriously. Feeling left out of the boys club, I began to feel discouraged of my hopes of becoming a bad ass female skier..UNTIL I MET YOU LADIES.
Seriously god bless the internet because discovering this forum is the best thing eveeeeeer!! I've basically read almost all the threads on this forum already and I have to say y'all are some hilarious, inspiring, and impressive mother fckers!!! I felt so empowered by y'all so I decided to make an account so I could empower myself with the knowledge I need to become a bad ass lady skier like yourselves!
So with that being said, I have soooo many questions. I don't really know where to begin so I'll start off with the fact that I have never been skiing before. In Florida the only skiing we do is water skiing. I've also never been snowboarding. I have been snow tubing, but I doubt that constitutes as helpful experience. I actually just saw snow fall for the first time in my 19 years on this earth last November which may come off as a shock to a lot of y'all who grew up learning to ski at a much younger age. But nevertheless I am very serious about learning the ropes and I could use every piece of advice I could get from y'all.
Since I'm living in Colorado I would ideally like to take lessons from a resort here so I was wondering if y'all had any recommendations for best places to learn how to ski in Colorado? Also I've gotten so many mixed reviews about the different ski passes, so I was wondering what you ladies had to say about what passes get the most bang for your buck. I'm mostly paying for everything for myself so I'm trying to keep my choices as cost effective as possible. I am a student here in CO so I know I qualify for some discounts but do y'all know of some resorts that have special deals if you buy passes at a certain time or will give any special discounts and such?
As for equipment, I'm probably going to rent my first time out to get a feel for what works best for me. But I have also heard mixed reviews as for whether I should rent all throughout my first season or invest on my own pair of skis as soon as I can? I am a poor college student so I wary of how I would be able to afford ski lessons, a pass, and equipment right away but if it is more cost effective to invest in my own equipment in the long run I guess I could become an even broker college student.
Like I've said before, any and all advice is appreciated (and desperately needed) so feel free to take me under y'alls wings and mentor the fuck out of me.