Aside from skiing fluffy virgin powder, skiing bigger turns in bumps has got to be one of my favorite pastimes…. especially as I get older and lazier (read: too lazy to do short radius turns in moguls). It is a maneuver required for the CSIA level 4 exams where many seem to crash and burn but to be honest it’s actually pretty simple, you just need to adapt your technique… Continue reading
Tips and tactics for skiing that awesome phenomenon known as powder… leave your frustrations behind.
1) A more two footed approach…
Do you ever get frustrated skiing in powder because your outside ski plunges into the snow and runs away on you? The solution is to ski with a little more even pressure on both skis which will help to create a larger platform to stand on.
2) Round turns…… Continue reading
1) Shoulders over knees…
We ski instructors often tell people to get into an “athletic stance” when skiing. This generally means flexing slightly in all the joints in a position of readiness… kind of like a soccer goalie or a tennis player, ready to move anywhere at a moments’ notice. One way to gage if you are maintaining and athletic balanced stance is if you keep your shoulders over your… Continue reading
You may have heard a coach or instructor yelling at you to maintain a quiet upper body…
<p> But what does that mean? <p> Well, watch any expert skier and it appears as if they are always in control. The upper body remains relatively inactive while the legs are going crazy underneath.
So what’s the secret?
The secret is turning with the lower body of course, which just means using… Continue reading
How do I get my skis to grip on ice?
How do I get more performance out of my skis?
How do I get my skis to carve?
How do I move from one turn to the next?
Well my friends… to do all these things you need to understand lateral balance and how it affects your edges.
1) The Lean
Ever notice how you can lean into a turn… Continue reading