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.
Clearly this skier isn’t a nervous skier, but she was once. You can see how skiing is a dynamic activity, and one in which one is never quite “in balance”. In the same way we’re not “in-balance” when we ride a bike, skip across some stepping stones, or negotiate a steep path.
If you are a skier looking for ski lessons for nervous skiers, this isn’t where we start. Rebecca above is doing things now by instinct – she hasn’t time to think about it. And that is because she started off concentrating on one tiny movement at a time, and slowly building her own skiing edifice.
I have a new book nearing completion that will help take a nervous skier – or any other skier – “From Greens To Blacks” Continue reading →
“Skis are like restaurant waiters – the ( ski ) tips are very important.”
Is this the most important part of your ski ?
Ski tips – another extract from my now-published book “Ski In Control: How to ski ANY piste, anywhere in full control”. Find it here on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ski-Control-piste-anywhere-control-ebook/dp/B078JPQCHY/
STOP doing “TURNS” ! But don’t stop changing direction.
The vast majority of skiers first learned such skiing as they now have, by going to ski schools.
Ski schools – or certainly the vast majority of them – have strange beliefs. They believe you can learn by watching, and they believe that when skiing you “do turns”. Most also seem to believe that to “do” a “turn”, you need to “Turn your skis”. This, usually shouted in quite a loud voice.
At very low speeds, on extremely gentle pistes, this “kind of” works, in so far as some kind of directional change might occur. In some ways this is a pity because the basic idea is not a good one. Read on …. Continue reading →