Skiing Solo.

By Wendy Clinch •  Updated: 02/13/07 •  1 min read

One of the most common complaints I hear from women skiers is that they lack someone to ski with. It’s a big reason why many women stop skiing. Their spouses/significant others/friends don’t ski. And they don’t want to go alone.

Personally, I don’t mind skiing by myself. It lets me do the things I want to do, without worrying about anyone else. I enjoy the peace and serenity of being alone with the mountain. And if I want companionship, there’s always the lift ride up — a great way to meet interesting new people.

If you do ski alone, however, take some precautions. Let someone know that you’ve gone skiing, where you’ve gone, and when you expect to be back. Bring your cell phone along, in case you run into trouble. Someone on also recommended bringing a whistle, which is a great idea for getting attention if you need help and no one’s in the immediate area.

Of course, if you don’t want to ski alone, there are alternatives. Join a ski club or a racing league. Or register on You might find a skiing buddy or two there!