Skiing Techniques from professionals
Aspiring to become an expert skier
is the best thing any skiing enthusiast can do for himself. That need to prove themselves will drive them
to perform better and bette each time they are on the slopes. It will help them focus on their goal and
will allow them to reach the top of their performance abilities.
The best way to achieve any goal, is to focus on that goal. To learn and become your best, you must
practice and work on
your techniques. The same applies to the skiing techniques. There are lots of Expert Skiing articles and
books available on the market today. We have gathered some of them to get you started. We will start with
an article by Jim Safianuk, with his help you will be able to master even the most advanced skiing techniques.
Expert Skiing Demystified
Let's clear up some of the terms associated with downhill skiing. When put in the proper perspective, expert
skiing is very different than advanced or extreme skiing. The definitions below are based solely on my
the years, and are
not cast in stone.
Expert skiing means being adept at handling varied terrain and different snow conditions on marked trails.
The terrain may
include steeps, trees, and moguls, or a combination of the three on black or double-black runs. Snow
include hard pack, ice, crud, or powder, as well as groomed or un-groomed snow.
Expert skiing techniques require that you make quick adjustments to your speed, turn radius, and balance to
maintain control at
all times. The challenge for the expert skier is to ski all the terrain in the descent of the mountain.
The essence of expert skiing techniques is to be able to comfortably handle a run with a 40-degree pitch containing
dense trees or
tight moguls on un-groomed snow when there is no way out on either side.
The term advanced level skiing is usually reserved for the higher level steps or classes normally associated
school programs. Here, the terrain may consist of blue or black runs, widely-spaced glades, and smaller
In addition, snow conditions are normally hard pack and groomed. At this level you would be comfortable
mid-radius parallel turns on groomed hills.
This term is the domain of the daredevil. These guys are the ones in the Warren Miller movies. They normally
and in the back country, but can also be seen dropping off of steep cliffs in the back bowls at some
I have the utmost respect for extreme skiers. They are one part tough, one part skilled, and one part
courageous with a
sprinkling of nuts thrown in for good measure. Extreme skiing is usually out-of-bounds skiing and risky,
to say the least.
Besides, we all have a job to go back to the next day.
About The Author
Jim Safianuk is a certified ski instructor and writer of the downhill skiing lessons in the course Skills
of the Expert
Skier. Discover the oldest secrets and learn the newest skills to help you become the expert skier you
always dreamed you
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