Time keeps on ticking. It’s nearing the end of May. For many of us that means our main chairlift season has been done now for nearly a month and a half. As we reflect on the main ski season…How does skiing make us strong?What makes sense to do this time of year to maintain some
Thanks Adrian for volunteering this exercise to begin the discussion of the pros and cons of a variety of exercises that are relevant to skiers and why. Check out this demonstration with the assistance of Sochi the skeleton, my trusted helper since 2014. This video is an extreme range of motion example of a Nordic
Our muscles interact like pulleys balancing a fulcrum. The precise location of muscle attachments, the origin and insertion, reveal the actions our muscles can perform. Applying the principles of anatomy offers a massive advantage in creating a productive plan to achieve optimal range of motion and strength. Just like the design of a ski lesson,
Skier ProfileSkier Alias: GanniSkiing Goals: Unscramble what is holding me back from getting a turn with skis parallel all the timeSkier Type: IntermediateExperience: 5 years. 2 weeks per yearPhysical Considerations: Good fitness, no mobility issues. I have duck feetPsycological Considerations: ConfidentInterests: I love reds with grippy snow but would love to have more confidence to be competent off piste.
Skier ProfileSkier Alias: DeadSlowSkiing Goals: To be able to ski, comfortably, in all the mountain in all snow conditionsSkier Type: AdvancedExperience: 45+ seasons, approximately 20-30 mornings per seasonPhysical Considerations: Medium fitness and cardio level, hip impingement. Generally only ski morningsPsychological Considerations: Always ski worse when the video camera comes out of someones pocketInterests: Generally any groomer, with rolls!General Comments: Skied
Skier ProfileSkier Alias: JohnG Skier Type: IntermediateSkiing Goals: Just improve my form to build more confidenceExperience: On and off for years but only lately been skiing more than just a few times a yearPhysical Considerations: Moderately fit, getting stiff and have reduced flexibilityPscycological Considerations: ConfidentInterests: Mount Washington, Coaster, Rainbow, East Bull Video Run #1 – March 30th, 2023Run Objective: I’m wanting
Skier ProfileAlias: Lucas KSkier Type: Advanced IntermediateExperience: Learned to ski a few years ago by taking CSIA level 1Skiing Goals: To develop advanced skiing ability Video Run #1 – February 14th, 2023Objectives: Rhythmic short radius turns with consistent speed Terrain and Conditions: Terrain: Blue, groomed terrain. Hard pack. Symptom Assessment:These short turns are nice and rhythmical and the skis
Skill Development:Edge ControlTiming and coordinationHow to Perform: Find a quiet, wide open slope with a tree or (other marker) in the middle. Establish a starting point to straight line from. As you glide pas the tree begin arcing a carved turn around the tree and see how far you can make it back up the slope.