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.