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Ski 101 – Top Ten Technique Tips I Give as an Instructor

  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 …

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Ski Technique 101 – Turning with the Lower Body

You may have heard a coach or instructor yelling at you to maintain a quiet upper body… But what does that mean? 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 …

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Skiing 101 – Dynamic Balance

  Anyone who has ever taken a ski lesson… …has probably heard their instructor mention something about their stance and/or balance… and for good reason. It’s arguably the most important skill in skiing.  Of course there are many other important skills. In fact a functional stance and great balance don’t really do anything to make a …

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