|Bar tender for safe chair-riding||
A beginner's first ever chair ride can be a little daunting, for both the student and the instructor. Here's what works for me.
|Strength and Conditioning for Skiing and Life|
|Adaptive Ski and Teaching Cautious Skiers|
|Private Ski or Snowboard Lessons for Your Child: Is it Time?||
Is a private ski lesson for your child worth it? How can you best prepare him or her for a private lesson with a professional ski or snowboard instructor?
|Feel Your Way to Better Skiing and Riding||
Improve your skiing and riding by feeling your proper body position from the feet up. This can help with basic body position or harder to master skills such as weight distribution in moguls or when carving. It can help better feel the balance on while working on your skate skiing, which can lead to nice improvements in efficiency.
|Sloppy Start to a Better Ski Day||
Once you've warmed up your muscles a bit and done some stretching, you're ready to ski. The last step in your warmup routine should involve skiing, but start out sloppy and messy rather than trying to get it right from the get go.
|Make Your Private Ski Lesson Count||
A private ski lesson is a great investment, but it's not cheap. If you're going to pony up, you want to get everything you can out of it. Know what to expect and learn how to make your lesson the best.
|Are You Ready for a Private Ski Lesson?||
Beginners usually take lessons to start. The best skiers take lessons all the time. In between is what I call the "no-lesson zone" where intermediate and advanced skiers who could benefit hugely from a lesson don't understand the benefits and get stuck at a skill plateau.
|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.
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.