What if a beginner isn't as fast a learner as some others? Embrace it. Just keep at it, and that includes lessons. Learning more slowly than others can be a benefit.
Aug 13, 2017I really like this quote from the article: Overconfidence can make us blind to our mistakes, so humility is a tool in itself. That's great perspective, particularly for those of us who learned as adults, so we are bound to be behind the curve. A little humility to take the lessons you need and ski the terrain you can, will allow you to improve much faster than pretending you don't need any help.
So true. One of the most precious and productive concept in skiing, which the coach I have and am taking season long group lessons for many seasons, instilled in me was the love/joy/embrace of gentle terrain. Before I had joined his group, I payed lip service to training on terrain which was comforting and executing on terrain which challenges. So I would be spending 80% or more of my time "executing" on the black or dark blue trails. Now that I have realized the joys and benefits of skiing the terrain which one finds oneself on, I find that I am usually split equally between terrain of various difficulty levels and don't purposefully choose more difficult trails because of any self gratification needs. In this same vein, I don't avoid difficult terrain unless it is way above my comfort level. I enjoy the leaning and the comforting experience which blue and green trails offer, as well as reaping the challenges, satisfaction and exhilaration of more difficult terrain.
So to each their own, keeping in mind that variety is truly the spice of life.