All

Title Topic Level
Preseason Training and Your ACL

You will often hear that preseason training will prevent ski injury. In many cases, that's true, but sadly, no exercise will guarantee that you won't tear and ACL. Here's a brief presentation of the available research on training levels and ACL injury for skiers.

All Levels
Feather Jumps

A simple jump, but technique is important. This is especially useful for untrained women who tend to have poor jump mechanics.

All Levels
Your Child's First Ski Lesson

Parents often fret about how to get their child ready for their first ski lesson, and in doing so often make the experience more difficult for the child. Here are some dos and don'ts for parents wanting to introduce their young ones to snow sports.

Beginner, Children
Downhiller's Tuck

Everyone who has ever see a downhill race knows what the ski tuck is, but typically implementation is poor when people try it on their own. Position is everything, both for effectiveness and for not looking like, well, a fool.

Advanced
Plyometric Power: Jumps for Bumps

You need dynamic strength in the moguls, but how to get it? One of the best ways is with a series of plyometric exercises.

Advanced
Life on the Edge

If you ski a bit, you start to hear all sorts of talk about edging and edge sets. What's it all mean?

Beginner
Let It Slide: Side Slip and Pivot Drills

Laying down long hard arcs is great, but sometimes it's good to have something else in your toolkit. There's nothing like the sideslip for getting out of trouble.

Beginner, Intermediate
Make the Most of Your First Ski Lesson

Your first day of skiing should be great experience, but it doesn't always happen that way. Here are some tips for stacking the odds in your favor.

Beginner
Put Your Best Foot Forward: Preseason foot and ankle exercises for skiers

Most people focus their ski training on building powerful legs. That's all well and good, as long as you don't forget the feet. Without a strong platform to stand on, those strong legs will only do so much good.

All Levels
Dynamic Fitness for Dynamic Skiers

Skiing is a dynamic sport that requires a functional and dynamic training program.

All Levels