So you’ve been skiing a while, you’re doing pretty darn well, but you want more! Maybe you need to keep up with a friend, spouse or your 8 year old child. Maybe you just want to ski tougher terrain, get off the bunny slope, jump a cliff. Whatever your motivation, here are a few tips to help you get there.But first, consider a lesson. Not kidding. Ask any instructor when their last lesson was and I’ll bet my lunch they got pointers within the last week. We’re ALL always learning, and a few tips to work on make a HUGE difference. If nothing else, an instructor can take you in those short lift lines and you’ll get more mileage out of that day, increasing your productivity in your lesson.
1) WARM UP.
Make sure your boots are snug for good performance. Take your time and take that first run to loosen up. Twist your skis and skid a few turns. On a bit of a flat let them run straight and tip them on one set of edges then the other. Try hopping while sliding a few times to get yourself centered over your skis. At any level of skiing you can take a first run making a variety of turn shapes, long and big arcs or quick and short. This will get you balanced and more ready to ski your best.