People in Munich who want to learn to ski in January and February (3 weekends), without the dullness or expense of a regular ski course, should sign up to Ken Lawler’s Parallel Skiing course. It’s a fun international bunch and you’ll learn to ski confidently and safely without any of that splay-legged awkward snowplow nonsense that the locals usually learn. The trick is that you start on short skiis and get slightly longer skis each day. I did the course in 2000, and I finally persuaded my girlfriend to do the course this year, because it’s silly not to.
The next information evenings are Sunday 12th November, Wednesday 15th, and Sunday 19th. Just be at Quidde-Str. U-Bahn station at 19:00 and look for the guy with a baseball cap and a short ski. It’s best to send him an email beforehand to parallel_skiing AT gmx DOT com.
Update: Time is running out to sign up. The next information evenings are:
- Sunday 10th December, 19:00
- Wednesday 13th December, 19:00