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Four Common Myths of Skiing

MYTH 1 – GOOD SKIERS USE A WIDE STANCE A common error seen in good skiers who are trying to improve is skiing with feet too far apart. It can be confusing because when you look at the photos here, the feet are fairly far apart even though the stance is narrow. A narrow stance … More »

What’s wrong with rotation?

Rotation is a way for the skier to turn the skis with upper body movements. Here, Anne demonstrates one turn using edge angle and ski shape, and another using upper body twisting. The rotation symptoms of hips too square (90 degrees to skis) and tension in the right arm and shoulder are obvious when compared … More »

Mobility & Balance

 Skiing the bumps and crud has always been my favourite terrain. I love the inconsistency of it. When you ski this ever-changing canvas, you have to maintain a centred position to get the most out of your skis—no easy task. I focus on my feet or BOS (base of support). The ability to move the … More »

Air in the Bumps

by Peter Smart in the Winter 2014 issue Have you ever suddenly found yourself bouncing around in bumps that aren’t quite big enough to call moguls? The next time you’re in moderate terrain making nice round turns and out of nowhere you find yourself in the speed bumps, here’s what to do. Think of it … More »

Getting through in a pinch

A strong, centred body position allows the skier to apply edge or flatten the ski, depending on comfort level or consequences of the terrain. By Steve Mayer, Extremely Canadian  *  Photos: Coast Mountain Photography  *  December 2013 issue Quite often when people find themselves out of their comfort zone because the terrain is either too … More »

Teach Your Children Well

A new program at Big White helps parents lower the frustration quotient while involving them with their kids’ progress. by Ian Merringer in December 2013 issue Sarah, our 20-something Aussie instructor, had a great tail. I had never seen anything like it, definitely not on a ski hill. And she knew it, too. “Are you guys … More »

Backcountry 101

Retired national park warden Ken Schroeder offers some helpful tips for those who have just started to venture off-piste. PHOTOS BY MARTIN OLSON in Fall 2013 issue Carrying skis Sometimes you have to walk uphill before you can ski back down. As simple as it is to carry your skis over your shoulder, using a … More »

Booming Mountain Camps

A spiritual ride for women that tones all levels of the body and mind.  By tobias c. van Veen in Buyer’s Guide 2014 issue Training involves not just buffing up the body to withstand the blows of hardpack or powder pillows, but satisfying the soul-skier that lives deep down inside with clarity, meditation and joyful … More »

One Foot at a Time

by Chris Lennon from December 2012 issue One of the things skiers have over our snowboard brethren is the ability to work our feet and legs independently simply because our feet aren’t locked onto a single board. This is an advantage when holding an edge on steep terrain (see “Knee the Steeps,” Spring 2012), but … More »

Lift-Line Joints

by Chris Lennon from Spring 2012 issue   Lift lines are notorious for bumps, drops and challenging terrain, as well as providing a resort’s best stage. Here on the ultimate lift line—the Peak 2 Peak—I’ve encountered a decent-size bump that drops sharply on the backside. Though nothing to be overly concerned about, it’s the kind of thing that … More »

Four Common Myths of Skiing

MYTH 1 – GOOD SKIERS USE A WIDE STANCE A common error seen in good skiers who are trying to improve is skiing with feet too far apart. It can be confusing because when you look at the photos here, the feet are fairly far apart even though the stance is narrow. A narrow stance … More »

What’s wrong with rotation?

Rotation is a way for the skier to turn the skis with upper body movements. Here, Anne demonstrates one turn using edge angle and ski shape, and another using upper body twisting. The rotation symptoms of hips too square (90 degrees to skis) and tension in the right arm and shoulder are obvious when compared … More »

Mobility & Balance

 Skiing the bumps and crud has always been my favourite terrain. I love the inconsistency of it. When you ski this ever-changing canvas, you have to maintain a centred position to get the most out of your skis—no easy task. I focus on my feet or BOS (base of support). The ability to move the … More »

Air in the Bumps

by Peter Smart in the Winter 2014 issue Have you ever suddenly found yourself bouncing around in bumps that aren’t quite big enough to call moguls? The next time you’re in moderate terrain making nice round turns and out of nowhere you find yourself in the speed bumps, here’s what to do. Think of it … More »

Getting through in a pinch

A strong, centred body position allows the skier to apply edge or flatten the ski, depending on comfort level or consequences of the terrain. By Steve Mayer, Extremely Canadian  *  Photos: Coast Mountain Photography  *  December 2013 issue Quite often when people find themselves out of their comfort zone because the terrain is either too … More »

Teach Your Children Well

A new program at Big White helps parents lower the frustration quotient while involving them with their kids’ progress. by Ian Merringer in December 2013 issue Sarah, our 20-something Aussie instructor, had a great tail. I had never seen anything like it, definitely not on a ski hill. And she knew it, too. “Are you guys … More »

Backcountry 101

Retired national park warden Ken Schroeder offers some helpful tips for those who have just started to venture off-piste. PHOTOS BY MARTIN OLSON in Fall 2013 issue Carrying skis Sometimes you have to walk uphill before you can ski back down. As simple as it is to carry your skis over your shoulder, using a … More »

Booming Mountain Camps

A spiritual ride for women that tones all levels of the body and mind.  By tobias c. van Veen in Buyer’s Guide 2014 issue Training involves not just buffing up the body to withstand the blows of hardpack or powder pillows, but satisfying the soul-skier that lives deep down inside with clarity, meditation and joyful … More »

One Foot at a Time

by Chris Lennon from December 2012 issue One of the things skiers have over our snowboard brethren is the ability to work our feet and legs independently simply because our feet aren’t locked onto a single board. This is an advantage when holding an edge on steep terrain (see “Knee the Steeps,” Spring 2012), but … More »

Lift-Line Joints

by Chris Lennon from Spring 2012 issue   Lift lines are notorious for bumps, drops and challenging terrain, as well as providing a resort’s best stage. Here on the ultimate lift line—the Peak 2 Peak—I’ve encountered a decent-size bump that drops sharply on the backside. Though nothing to be overly concerned about, it’s the kind of thing that … More »

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