Skiing for older people assumes you don’t want to improve. They offer you ‘guided tours’ rather than coaching. I think that’s wrong. I think older folk want to get better just like younger ones. There’s more here
Still getting better !
Most skiers “plateau” – they stop getting better at it. I don’t think this is because they want to plateau. My experience as a coach is that at least a percentage of skiers would love to ski better, no matter what their age is. But there are so few routes to its achievement.
Ski courses for skiers moving on to red runs. Here’s a surprise!
Not as steep as you thought ?
This picture shows the approximate angle of inclination of red runs everywhere. Ski resorts all of the world adhere to these protocols. They have agreed angles – with small variations – for blue ski runs, reds, blacks, and of course green beginner slopes.
In my experience skiers find it surprising that, for example, a red run is no steeper than shown. They always seem steeper when you are skiing on them, and even steeper than that when you are standing at the top.
Perhaps correct for her exercise but terrible for skiing!
Skiing technique can be practiced at home in your bedroom. I want to return here to my admonition in “Mistakes #1” on posture, find it here. If you have not already read it, I recommend reading that first. Do the simple practices and then come back to this.
This Skiing technique issue of being able to both flex and extend your ankle, knee and hip joints – especially your ankle – is not a peripheral matter. This is absolutely fundamental to your development of skilful skiing. You need to develop skill in this area for your skiing to really give you satisfaction.
Here I show you some simple and safe ways to get started on this.