Originally Posted by Beerfish
One thing that beginners don't realize, especially if the hill seems steep to them is that like riding a bike you need a certain amount of speed to be able to manuever properly.
Unfortunately I gave my skis and gear away as my knees were too wonky a few years back. As for hills/moutains, nothing like Lake Louise out there in Alberta.
I'm with you. Used to ski from age 4 to about 25. Don't have the knees (or hamstrings) anymore.