My cousin glided down first, and saw my hesitant face. Then, she began shouting at me to come down quickly, without being aware of how panicked I was. After few minutes of watching my hesitation, my cousin just left me by the unbearable frustration of waiting. Now I was left alone on the top of the hill, hesitating whether I should just risk myself down the arduous ski course or ask the workers to take me back to the ground. That moment, I knew that my winter break would be the worst winter break ever.
After completing my first ski slope ever, my initial experience built up my confidence to try a steeper slope. With my cousin, we headed to an intermediate-level slope. As I sat the on the ascending ski lift, the slope was clearly steeper than the beginner level. Looking down from the ski lift, it was a cliff. My heart palpitated so hard I could hear my heart pounding through the loud voices of my cousin and other people next to me on the ski lift. As the ski lift reached the top of the slope, I breathed in and out deeply and started the s-turn slowly. As I gained more confidence than my previous rides, I made a perfectly parallel line with my skis. I glided down through the chilly, refreshing zephyr shaping my wavy hair in an “s” shape followed by my s-turn.
As I practiced more and more for hours, I was able to try the slope for players in advanced level. As I learned how to ski through practicing, I found out how thrilling skiing is and why a lot of people recommended me to ski.
Skiing may be a big deal for people like me, who are frightened of height, but it is not a tough and perilous activity; it is an activity that anyone can enjoy. There are different slopes available for people in different levels. The ski resort that I went was Vivaldi Park Ski World in Hongcheon; there is an introductory slope: definitely recommended for people new to ski or people who are scared of height, and, beginner slope: slightly more inclined than the introductory slope, and much more slopes that all have different steepness. There are various slopes so people can choose the right levels for themselves to avoid any collision and schussing.
When people asked me to go to skiing resort together, I never understood why they would ski during their precious winter break. Skiing just seemed like a sacrificing activity that I definitely would never do, but beginning with the assumption that my winter break would be the worst break ever, my winter break ended up as the best winter break ever because of skiing. Instead of spending tons of money on traveling, skiing is an exhilarating activity that everyone should try. I recommend everyone to take a risk and try skiing instead of regretting about knowing how enjoyable it is later.
Korea International School
Violet Hyun firstname.lastname@example.org
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