Gapi, me and ski
I’ve never skied before. So when Gapi, my EVS mentor, offered me to join him on one small ski-resort “Stari Vrh nad Škofjo Loko” I hesitated for a while. But now I’m very happy that I agreed. To my surprise I liked skiing and that posh-winter atmosphere which we had in Stari Vrh.
The hardest thing in skiing is to put on ski shoes, especially if they are a bit small for you. I felt like those Cinderella’s sisters while I was trying to put shoes on with Gapi’s help. Then it was terrible feeling to walk in them but the good thing in skiing is that you forget all pain when you try to ski.
Learning process lasted about 1 hour and a half, which included a lot of my falls, Gapi’s patience and a little bit of my swearing. After this lesson I was able to ski in “A” position for several meters and a few times I even successfully stoped, also I learnt how to turn back in “V” position and continue to walk up the hill. :)
The rest of the day I spent hiking some hills in Stari Vrh (1217 m). Gapi and his young brother showed me the point where they were going to ski and I hiked there to meet them. Actually I liked that day a lot and I hope I will ski more. Gapi, thank you! :-)