Beginner skiers can learn to hold their own with ‘Ski Like a Diva’ |

Beginner skiers can learn to hold their own with ‘Ski Like a Diva’

Special to the Daily
Special to the Daily

First learning to ski is a daunting proposition. There is all the gear and clothing that you have to either rent or purchase. There is a whole new language that has to be learned in dealing with all things mountainous. Then there is the whole issue with parking and lugging all of the above mentioned gear to the base area, and all of this is before you ever step into the skis. It can be, well … overwhelming.

Luckily, Jennifer and Jeff Bergeron (not related to Biff America) have written a small book with a ton of big information regarding the ins and outs of learning to ski.

Subtitled, “From Fear to Fun in 86 Pages,” “Ski Like a Diva” offers a plethora of practical information for the novice skier. (Even though the book is targeted to the ladies, there is a great deal that can be learned by guys from reading the book).

With topics ranging from how to choose the right instructor (don’t use your significant other), tips for beginners, and getting the right tune, the book contains much practical information to help the new skier reach the highest possible level of comfort prior to actually taking that first lift ride and follows it up with good tips for getting down the hill in a somewhat dignified manner.

Displaying a good sense of humor along with the sense of the practical, the Bergerons have produced an excellent, concise “how to” manual to help the inner diva not only learn how to ski, but how to continue to look good and maintain your cool while so doing.

This is a great gift idea for those visitors who wish to visit and have yet to ski. Keep an eye on the Summit Daily for an upcoming booksigning event that will be held at Hamlet’s Bookshoppe.

“Ski Like a Diva” is available at Hamlet’s Bookshoppe in Breckenridge. Mitch Hankins can be reached at the store at (970) 453-8033 or

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