Point 1. Edge your skis by rolling your ankles and knees as quickly as possible after you make the weight shift to your outside ski. Point 2. Keep pressure in the middle of the ski. If you push your knees forward too much the back of the ski will slide out. Point 3. Keep your … Continue reading How Do I Make Great Short Turns?
Many families go skiing. Skiers want to share their love of this insane sport with their offspring, with their spouses, and even with their friends. Maybe its like most other crazy behavior: if you can get others to do it, then maybe you’re not so crazy after all? How do you go about taking a … Continue reading Skiing with Small Children
Ski superstar Phil Mahre once said that skiing, for him, was best summed up as ‘the art of falling into the turn’. Indeed if you watch any accomplished skier carefully you will see a moment of relaxation between turns. n When first learning to give in to gravity, its often a battle with instinct. You … Continue reading Get Weightless Between Turns to Escape the Intermediate Rut
Powder. To skiers the word means many things. Some associate it with cold, wet, floundering. Others perhaps see it as a good shoveling chore for the kids! However to many skier’s powder represents the ultimate in skiing pleasure. The Western U.S. is known worldwide for its amazing powder skiing. However anyone who has spent much … Continue reading Skiing Powder
Most skiers have the natural tendency of trying to force their skis to turn. This force can take different guises: many people throw their shoulders into the turn to rotate their skis, others hold their feet together and shove out their hips, and some people even actually jump and just twist their skis in the … Continue reading Tip-toeing Like a Beast: Smooth and Powerful Skiing