Welcome to bobski.com , home of "Controlled Skiing"
Learn how to ski in full control. On any piste. Anywhere. Any time. Man or woman. Any age. We have been proving it for decades. Control is not the exclusive domain of the young, the super-fit, or the magnificently athletic.
Find out how to ski with more self-confidence and less tension. Minimise any anxieties you have about your skiing.
Experienced International ski coaches Bob Valentine Trueman, or John Shedden help you to really improve your skiing very quickly, through the use of Olympic level coaching techniques that work for recreational skiers. You can read brief 'bios' on us here.
To learn more of our philosophy, please visit Bob's blog, where you will find extracts from Bob's forthcoming book "Controlled Skiing".
Right - which way down tomorrow...?
Our techniques are gentle, and simple:
- We have proved your ski learning is faster when you ski slower. After you've learned you'll overtake them all anyway. Easily.
- We have proved your ski learning curve is steepest when the slope isn't.
- We have proved that gently is best. An aggressive "gung-ho" approach simply doesn't work for most folk and being impatient slows you down.
- And we have proved our methods work equally well for men as for women. Of any age.
Our ski coaching is different from ordinary ski instruction. It does not involve endlessly skiing round the mountain like party-goers doing the Conga. Your ski learning will very rapidly improve. You have the potential to ski better than you do and you will, even in one week. You do not have to live "on the plateau" for the rest of your days. You can read more about our approach on the learning process page.
Some skiers care about what they ski; but others care more about how they ski. They want to become skilful fluid skiers who are always in control. Just getting down something, no matter how inelegantly is not enough.
Through decades of experience we help capable enough, but often slightly disappointed skiers overcome hurdles to better skiing put in their way by earlier instruction or lack thereof. It is never too late to become the skilful controlled skier you always wanted to be. Not necessarily super fast and wild, but happy and satisfied to be able to ski ANY piste, anywhere, in control without trepidation. Flowingly. To read more of our philosophy, please visit the ski coaching page.
Small groups are best. That's the Matterhorn on the left there!
The key is how to change; how to swap some of what you have for more of what you want. Surprisingly, change is simple. Finding the process to change is difficult. We help you learn that process. It comprises just one simple rule, leading to just two simple options. Doing it isn't easy, but it is far easier than you might imagine once you know the processes, and how to use them.
Three steps to getting more of what you want in your skiing (or life!). Frank Dick, one of Britain's most senior Olympic athletics coaches was always of the opinion that in order to achieve anything, you need only three simple elements in place; but they must all be in place, miss one and you will miss out. The concepts are both simple and powerful:
- You must want it.
- You must believe it could be possible for you.
- You must persist.
All we ask is that you really want to improve and are prepared to do something toward that improvement. If you do want to, you will. We promise you it is simple, do-able, enjoyable, and if you stick with it, inevitable.
Click here to read Bob's thought-provoking, informational blog!
Click here to see how pupils feel about their course
"After skiing for 20 years, I haven't felt so good after a holiday since the first time I strapped on a pair of skis."
Dr. Mary Drake, 2015
"I just wanted to thank you for a fabulous week’s coaching. I never thought I would do a red run and think it a blue or green."
Dr. Louise Meehan, 2015
"Learning a whole new way of skiing was a challenge after so many years but I felt more in control and confident at the end of the week using your methods."
Dr. Anthony and Mrs. Lynette Evans, 2015
"I couldn't recommend your course highly enough! I can honestly say that I couldn't have enjoyed a week more than I did. It was a super week in every way."
John Nolan, 2014
"I thought the week was fantastic on many counts - but especially Bob your brilliant coaching."
Richard Barwick, 2014
"I can't thank you enough as I think I have finally made a big breakthrough in conquering my fear of steeper slopes, was so pleased at how it all worked the 2nd time I went down the 'Minas' run."
Elspeth Drew, 2014
"Your coaching approach was what I expected and throughly appreciated ... I attach a picture of me 'getting it right'!".
Richard Smith, 2013
"Bob, you are fantastic! Your coaching is like a breath of fresh air in the miasma of traditional ski teaching".
Colin Weeks 2008
"Please don't stop coaching for at least 20 years".
Jane Lowe. 2009
"The thinking man's coach, that's what you are".
Dr. Julian Squires 2010
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Click here to see Dr. Lisa Silver'sarticle on the course she attended. The article is reproduced by kind permission of GP Life Magazine.