Author - steve

The Hip Lean

In this initial Hip-Lean exercise you will be turning your skis by simply leaning your hips uphill. You should start doing the exercise from a shallow traverse and then...

Hip Lean Turns

To make a downhill turn using Hip Lean, lean your hips across the fall-line so that your skis roll onto the other set of edges. As the skis turn, lean your upper body...

Vary the Edging

In this exercise you will be keeping the pressure constant and varying the edge angles to feel how the skis react to different edge settings. Start traversing with your...

Key Points

Ski different radius turns, some smaller and some larger, by varying the amount of edging and pressure as you turn. Key points are: 1) Ride the edges throughout the turn...

Pole Planting

Ski with light ski-poles that have a comfortable finger grip and hold the grips firmly as you plant them. Check with a ski shop that your poles are the correct length...

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