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The First Day

Grächen St.Niklas Ski Resort Map

We decided to start learning right after New Years, nearby Zermatt, in the Grächen, St.Niklaus Ski Resort.

Grächen is a superfriendly, nice and beautiful Ski Resort, that can accommodate families, beginners, but also more demanding skiers alike.

First day was a great success. My wife stepped on the skis for the first time and she did it with grace and enthusiasm. We learned some basics, how to move, how to stop and how to control the speed.

At first, she was really really afraid of the speed, so she developed an innovative stopping system – falling down intentionally. This was rather difficult thing to make her stop doing – and not a very pleasant for her to practice in the first place. But, after a day’s worth of falling, standing up and mastering basic skills, she was able to move fairly good, although also rather hurt and a bit pissed – the falling (and me yelling at her) took the toll, of course.

I was called a terrible teacher before.

End of the first day, happy wife, happy life
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The Struggle

Riding the ski lift can be challenging

After the wonderful day at the mountain and romantic dinner at the top of it, the next day was going to be intermediate learning and more demanding excercises.

The falling-breaking system was no longer tolerated.

The motivation was: if she learns to ski properly, we are going to ski in the Zermat the very next day. So she did!

We were soooo excited.