15 Mistakes Beginner Skiers Make In France

Because we were all kooks once

“Go skiing.” they said. “You’ll have fun.” they said. And they were right! You’ll have some of the best days of your life when you get out on the snow and get exploring the mountains on your skis.

However, the first time you go can be an absolute minefield. Rookie mistakes and hazards are just waiting to trip up the unsuspecting kook. Yes, we’ve all been there and yes, we’ve all made this mistakes.

But fear not. We know these beginner mistakes all too well, and if you’re about to head to the French Alps for the first time, you’ve got out handy video to keep you from straying into the wrong kind of skiing folklore.

And if you’re an old hand at this skiing lark then, well, just sit back and enjoy the mistakes you used to make, because we were all kooks one, right?

Mpora teamed up with France MontagnesAtout France, and Pierre & Vacances to put together this “educational” video, shot on location in Morzine, one of France’s finest resorts to learn to ski and a firm favourite with guests year-round from the UK, France and across Europe.

France is the #1 ski destination for British skiers and with good reason. The variety of resorts is unrivalled, the lift passes offer the best value-for-money on the planet and the 17,000+ instructors at the ESF (French Ski School) are among the most highly-qualified in the world.
Coupled with amazing après-ski, France is the bee’s knees for learning to ski!

For comprehensive information about ski holidays in France, see

Pierre & Vacances is the number one provider of quality self-catered apartments in France’s ski resorts and literally hundreds of thousands of first-time skiers have enjoyed the home from home mod cons in their comfortable residences.
Check out Pierre & Vacance’s huge range of slopeside ski-in-ski-out accommodation in France– the perfect base for learning to ski.

It goes without saying- *ahem*- that nobody at Mpora, France Montagnes, Atout France or Pierre & Vacances have ever been involved in any of the situations depicted in this video!!


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