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Adapt – or faceplant

Let’s be honest. We all faceplant from time to time. While it’s tempting to blame the snow, the root cause is really our failure to anticipate changes in the snow and therefore change our approach. by Nigel HARISON CSIA III, CSCF II  *  photos: SECTION 8 SNOWSPORTS  *  snow: Villarica and Llaima volcanoes, Chile Any given … More »

Fit to Ski – part 3

Let’s take it up a notch as we head into ski season. Adding power and explosive moves to your routine will prepare you for runs that need quicker reaction time. Combined with balance drills, these exercises will help you dance on the snow. This circuit workout can be repeated 1-3 times with a rest period of … More »

Fit to Ski – part 2

These exercises place emphasis on strengthening muscles that may not be used often enough preseason but are crucial for balance and strength. They will help both prevent injury and prepare you for the demands of skiing. by MARCY VERBURG  *  Photos Wally Stemberger  *  Fall 2018 issue Fit to Ski – part 1   1. … More »

Shape Up for the Season – Fit to ski part 1

We place big demands on our bodies whether we’re ripping it on hardpack and crud or skinning up looking for untouched powder in unfamiliar terrain. Even on leisurely days we still need to be in top condition to prevent injury and ski until last chair. Doing some dryland training ahead of the season can help … More »

No Jet Skis, Please

Do your skis take off like a rocket, faster with each turn? Although controlling speed is the first thing a new skier learns, even the experts sometimes experience “jet skis.” Most skiers understand how turn shape can manage speed and that refined steering skills are key to keeping things under control. While turning your legs … More »

Fit to Ski – part 3

This issue’s pre-season fitness routine will help make you stronger and more agile on-hill, building off our first two workouts in the series by adding more strength-based and agility moves. BY MARCY VERBURG, fitness & nutrition Coach, Snap Fitness Fitness Models: Ali Nullmeyer, Alpine Canada team member Dustin Titus, WSWC Master Coach Developer/Amateur Athlete Photos Wally Stemberger Part … More »

Do You Downstem?

  You’re skiing along and suddenly the tail of your downhill ski slips out. Or perhaps it happens on a micro level at the end of every turn. In the ski teaching world we’ve nicknamed this little annoyance a “downstem” since your skis end up momentarily in a small wedge, or stem. Anytime a lack … More »

Fit to Ski – part 2

Don’t try to ski yourself into shape again this season. Get started on our pre-season fitness series now. Good skiers know that the best way to prevent injury and have more fun on the mountain is to be in shape before their first turns. So let’s help you get started with our series of workouts … More »

Fit To Ski

Don’t try to ski yourself into shape again this season. Get started on our pre-season fitness series now. Good skiers know that the best way to prevent injury and have more fun on the mountain is to be in shape before their first turns. So let’s help you get started with our series of workouts … More »

Perfect in Powder 4 – Don’t Sit Back

In this photo Todd demonstrates well a key trick of the best powder pros—don’t sit back! Notice how his hips are well up over his feet. He could be skiing slalom. You can coach yourself by paying attention to where you feel pressure in the boot. Move your bum and hips forward and avoid heel … More »

Adapt – or faceplant

Let’s be honest. We all faceplant from time to time. While it’s tempting to blame the snow, the root cause is really our failure to anticipate changes in the snow and therefore change our approach. by Nigel HARISON CSIA III, CSCF II  *  photos: SECTION 8 SNOWSPORTS  *  snow: Villarica and Llaima volcanoes, Chile Any given … More »

Fit to Ski – part 3

Let’s take it up a notch as we head into ski season. Adding power and explosive moves to your routine will prepare you for runs that need quicker reaction time. Combined with balance drills, these exercises will help you dance on the snow. This circuit workout can be repeated 1-3 times with a rest period of … More »

Fit to Ski – part 2

These exercises place emphasis on strengthening muscles that may not be used often enough preseason but are crucial for balance and strength. They will help both prevent injury and prepare you for the demands of skiing. by MARCY VERBURG  *  Photos Wally Stemberger  *  Fall 2018 issue Fit to Ski – part 1   1. … More »

Shape Up for the Season – Fit to ski part 1

We place big demands on our bodies whether we’re ripping it on hardpack and crud or skinning up looking for untouched powder in unfamiliar terrain. Even on leisurely days we still need to be in top condition to prevent injury and ski until last chair. Doing some dryland training ahead of the season can help … More »

No Jet Skis, Please

Do your skis take off like a rocket, faster with each turn? Although controlling speed is the first thing a new skier learns, even the experts sometimes experience “jet skis.” Most skiers understand how turn shape can manage speed and that refined steering skills are key to keeping things under control. While turning your legs … More »

Fit to Ski – part 3

This issue’s pre-season fitness routine will help make you stronger and more agile on-hill, building off our first two workouts in the series by adding more strength-based and agility moves. BY MARCY VERBURG, fitness & nutrition Coach, Snap Fitness Fitness Models: Ali Nullmeyer, Alpine Canada team member Dustin Titus, WSWC Master Coach Developer/Amateur Athlete Photos Wally Stemberger Part … More »

Do You Downstem?

  You’re skiing along and suddenly the tail of your downhill ski slips out. Or perhaps it happens on a micro level at the end of every turn. In the ski teaching world we’ve nicknamed this little annoyance a “downstem” since your skis end up momentarily in a small wedge, or stem. Anytime a lack … More »

Fit to Ski – part 2

Don’t try to ski yourself into shape again this season. Get started on our pre-season fitness series now. Good skiers know that the best way to prevent injury and have more fun on the mountain is to be in shape before their first turns. So let’s help you get started with our series of workouts … More »

Fit To Ski

Don’t try to ski yourself into shape again this season. Get started on our pre-season fitness series now. Good skiers know that the best way to prevent injury and have more fun on the mountain is to be in shape before their first turns. So let’s help you get started with our series of workouts … More »

Perfect in Powder 4 – Don’t Sit Back

In this photo Todd demonstrates well a key trick of the best powder pros—don’t sit back! Notice how his hips are well up over his feet. He could be skiing slalom. You can coach yourself by paying attention to where you feel pressure in the boot. Move your bum and hips forward and avoid heel … More »

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