I think one of the biggest causes of first timers and often more advanced green skiers to rush things in Australia is the cost of a 5 day visit to our snow. Very different to countries where people can visit multiple times in a season within a 2 hour drive, or live in areas that have long seasons. We try to progress and pack too much in to 5 days and end up getting hurt or worse, giving up. It is all technique and at some point by taking lessons and practising those skills you will progress to carrying your skis without looking like a L plater! 🙂