Affinity Rentals ski inventory consists of a large range of entry level models which are recommended for beginner skiers. Intended for skiing at slow to moderate speeds, these skis are more flexible than the High Performance models, making them easier to handle. Turning is made simpler by their parabolic sidecut, which helps skiers of all ages and abilities improve their skiing. Various brands are available for the Adult Development Package, and Affinity's staff will find one perfect for you.
A great new ski from Volkl for beginners to learn on. It also helps people of intermediate ability improve their carving technique due to its soft flex and ample sidecut.
Sizes: 135cm up to 170cm
Whistler Blackcomb is a world class ski resort, which caters equally well for beginners, as it does for expert skiers. 20% of Whistler mountain is rated as beginner terrain. This equals approximately 1000 acres, which is bigger then some other resorts have altogether (Aspen has a grand total of 675 acres). Add on the 500 or so acres of beginner terrain on Blackcomb mountain, and you really have a lot of area to not only improve your skiing, but also have fun exploring. Before long you will be tackling the Intermediate terrain, which will quadruple the area you have to ski. The amount of terrain we are talking about is approaching 6000 acres, which is more than any other resort in North America has in total, including places such as Vail (5300), Heavenly (4800) and Mammoth (3500).
One of the more scenic trails every visitor, whether a beginner or expert, must take is on Whistler mountain. It is 11 klm / 7 miles long and runs around the back of Harmony Ridge (almost the top of the mountain) and down to the Olympic Station (a favorite beginner zone), which allows you to see some amazing scenery. Some of the magical views you will see on the trip include; Black Tusk and its adjoining mountain range, Fissle Peak, Blackcomb mountain's 7th Heaven zone, and numerous other peaks and glaciers. Look up the 'Burnt Stew Trail' on the trailmap so you don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity.
Searching for an online tutorial on how to ski? Read this article for a head start before hitting the slopes. Just remember that nothing compares to 'hands on' learning, so make sure you book yourself some lessons. Whistler's ski school is a world class organization, and will have you skiing well before you thought possible.