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Carve Like It’s the Sunday Roast

We ask skiers at our ski camps about their goals for the week. Many tell us they want to “ski like an expert,” but they don’t have a specific goal in mind. We like to come up with something definable. After all, expert skiers make changes to their moves and tactics as they move around … More »

Skill School – Fast Track Your Awesome

Where’s the Middle of My Skis? Now that the ski season is underway, you need to return to last season’s level of performance as quickly as possible. Like any sport, skill can deteriorate with downtime, however a little early season tune-up will help us pick up where we left off. In the case of skiing, … More »

Hucking Through The Ages

Text and photos BY Nigel Harrison, CSIA III, CSCF II As we limp, groan and stagger defiantly into middle age, it’s tempting to think we should keep both skis firmly in contact with the snow. But this needn’t always be the case. With good judgement and some simple technique, even pot-bellied, balding skiers (and instructors) … More »

Fit to Ski pt 2 – 7 Moves to Help Prevent Injury

7 Moves to Help Prevent Injury by MARCY VERBURG Photos Wally Stemberger This issue’s skier-workout continues to focus on injury prevention by improving joint stability. It also helps to condition the body to better withstand the forces of our sport, conserve energy, and leave you with less muscle soreness and more stamina. Complete the workout … More »

Rotational Angulation

In skiing, often our main goal is to link a series of turns to create a sequence. While generally round, these turns can take many shapes, depending on our speed (fast, medium, slow or anywhere in-between) and the slope (steep, moderate or flat). For instance, on a steep slope going at a fast speed you … More »

Let’s Talk About Feelings

Becoming a great skier is about learning from experience, considering past performance, thinking about what went right but, equally important, what went wrong. Most skiers base their attempts at analysis in outcomes. It’s easy to point to results such as “Holy smokes, I slayed those bumps,” or perhaps more often, “Oh man, I just couldn’t … More »

Get a Grip

Understanding angulation and inclination is key to controlling your skidding. One of the main reasons people sign up for a ski lesson is because they have trouble gripping on hard or icy snow. The solution to this anxiety-inducing sideways sliding is to develop effective edging. The majority of skiers intuitively understand that tipping their skis … 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 »

Carve Like It’s the Sunday Roast

We ask skiers at our ski camps about their goals for the week. Many tell us they want to “ski like an expert,” but they don’t have a specific goal in mind. We like to come up with something definable. After all, expert skiers make changes to their moves and tactics as they move around … More »

Skill School – Fast Track Your Awesome

Where’s the Middle of My Skis? Now that the ski season is underway, you need to return to last season’s level of performance as quickly as possible. Like any sport, skill can deteriorate with downtime, however a little early season tune-up will help us pick up where we left off. In the case of skiing, … More »

Hucking Through The Ages

Text and photos BY Nigel Harrison, CSIA III, CSCF II As we limp, groan and stagger defiantly into middle age, it’s tempting to think we should keep both skis firmly in contact with the snow. But this needn’t always be the case. With good judgement and some simple technique, even pot-bellied, balding skiers (and instructors) … More »

Fit to Ski pt 2 – 7 Moves to Help Prevent Injury

7 Moves to Help Prevent Injury by MARCY VERBURG Photos Wally Stemberger This issue’s skier-workout continues to focus on injury prevention by improving joint stability. It also helps to condition the body to better withstand the forces of our sport, conserve energy, and leave you with less muscle soreness and more stamina. Complete the workout … More »

Rotational Angulation

In skiing, often our main goal is to link a series of turns to create a sequence. While generally round, these turns can take many shapes, depending on our speed (fast, medium, slow or anywhere in-between) and the slope (steep, moderate or flat). For instance, on a steep slope going at a fast speed you … More »

Let’s Talk About Feelings

Becoming a great skier is about learning from experience, considering past performance, thinking about what went right but, equally important, what went wrong. Most skiers base their attempts at analysis in outcomes. It’s easy to point to results such as “Holy smokes, I slayed those bumps,” or perhaps more often, “Oh man, I just couldn’t … More »

Get a Grip

Understanding angulation and inclination is key to controlling your skidding. One of the main reasons people sign up for a ski lesson is because they have trouble gripping on hard or icy snow. The solution to this anxiety-inducing sideways sliding is to develop effective edging. The majority of skiers intuitively understand that tipping their skis … 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 »

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