If you’re trying out skiing for the first time this winter, you might have a few questions. Which style is right for me? What do I do with those poles? Why is “slalom” so hard to say? The best person to answer these is, of course, a professional ski instructor, but we thought we’d help out a bit with that first question. Every style of skiing has its merits depending on how much of a thrill you’re seeking. We’ve ranked the major ones by a first-timer’s level of terror, just so you know what you’re getting yourself into.