Online Ski Lessons
Build confidence, develop technique, and learn tactics for all terrain and conditions…
The Science Friction Club
A Membership for Ski Technique Geeks
- Troubleshoot technique by using our diagnostics tool or upload video of your skiing for lab analysis.
- Get feedback from world class pros and let us build your personal development plan for improvement.
- Find your unique cues for skill development, and isolate or exaggerate new moves from our drill library.
- Discuss strategy, share stories and let us answer all your questions in the community forums.
- Ski the world, and ski it better… with member benefits
Personalized Skill Development
Experience the new way to improve your skiing. Self directed learning with guidance from CSIA Level 4 certified instructors. We’ll keep you on track with feedback whenever you need it.
Assess skills by observing your skis interaction with the snow
Learn how your body moves to make your skis work how their meant to.
Connect your brain & body with cues for motor skill development
Develop ski technique with drills & training tactics for all levels
Set your sights high and follow a step by step pathway towards your goals
Forums to ask questions, receive feedback & discuss strategy
We Make Complicated Simple
Skiing isn’t rocket science, but it is individual… If you need a little extra help we’ve got video analysis and personal development plans available.
Bonus: Downloadable Instructional Videos
Access the complete Piste to Peak Ski Performance Series. These classic instructional videos will teach you everything you need to know about ski technique, from the basics all the way up to bumps, off-piste and carving. They’re a $90 value but you can have them for free. Join us for a month, download the whole series and their yours to keep.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the Science Friction Club suitable for?
Anyone who wants to ski better. Whether it’s your first time on snow, or you’re an expert looking to level up in challenging terrain or conditions, we can point you in the right direction. Through guided discovery, you’ll determine why your skis don’t always do what you want, and learn strategies to fast track your skill development, whatever stage you’re at.
Can’t I just learn all this stuff from Youtube?
There are plenty of inspirational skiing clips and quick technique tutorials on the internet, but generic ski tips produced for mass consumption are typically incomplete (We know, we’ve uploaded plenty of them ourselves). Drills and exercises won’t do much for your skiing until they’re put in the right context for you as an individual. In fact, practising moves designed for someone else will often make things worse.
We’ve created an interactive diagnostics tool for troubleshooting problem areas, so you can select development tactics tailored specifically to your needs. You’ll develop an understanding of cause and effect and seek cues that let you know when you’ve got it right.
We’ve also got a thriving community where you can get direct feedback from top level ski pros.
Is a membership worth paying for?
Some resorts charge $1,000 per day for a private lesson, potentially with an entry level instructor... and then there’s the tip!
When you join the Science Friction Club, you’ll pay a fraction of that for a whole year of world class coaching. We’re an inclusive community where you can learn at your own pace, and you won’t even have to buy us expensive beer at apres:)
What if I want to Cancel?
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What are people saying?
I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how impressed I am with your "Piste to Peak" series. As a lowly CSIA level 1 ski instructor, I suppose you could say I'm a "ski technique geek" and have an impressive collection of books, DVDs etc on the finer points of ski technique. Your videos pretty much blow everything else I've got out of the water. Keep up the good work.
I am currently a full time ski instructor at Sunshine Village and I am training for my CSIA level 4. I was really impressed with SkierLab! The skiing is fantastic and Tobin is able to take a lot of technical information and present it in a fun and simple way. I would highly recommend membership to any skier who wants to improve and understand skiing. It is also a great resource for instructors at all levels. Thanks Section 8!
We have just watched the videos. They're absolutely excellent. Your presentation is fantastic and makes it all really simple and understandable. I am unashamedly going to be stealing some of your ideas.
Now it's up and running I'm going to be pushing my friends into signing up.
Adrian & Cath
Just wanted to let you know that I am finding your videos very helpful. Not only do they remind me of the important concepts covered in the sessions I took with you, but also remind me of the terminology used in the CSIA program.
Physics is not my thing so I appreciate your very clear explanations, on snow and off snow. Great analogies! (E.g., soccer goalie stance, running down the stairs . . .) And lots of humour interspersed :) I also like the accompanying music a lot.
I know I'll continue watching these videos repeatedly as I prepare for Level 3. I especially like the troubleshooting video. Those demos of the various and typical problems were really well done. I appreciate seeing that there are many ways to approach those issues. I'll be sure to recommend your videos to my fellow instructors!
Hope that our paths cross again!
One of the best ski videos I have ever seen. It was certainly the best ski "instruction" video. It's serious and theoretical but funny too. I especially think the trouble-shooting section is very helpful for many people.
I would like to thank you for the Piste to Peak videos, which helped me become a much better skier in only 1-2 seasons, after being stuck on the same level for a decade.
If I should name only one thing, that is the most important one, that would be the fore aft balance. I followed your advice and this alone did miracles, as I noticed the skis do what I was intending with nearly no effort. The exercise with the two wood planks on top of each other is a great one and I really used this exercise a lot and recommend to everybody. This simple drill, which I did several for weeks at home before the ski holiday boosted my movement patterns enormously. I could maintain a lot better fore-aft balance in more difficult situations and was able to make smaller and then gradually bigger jumps without getting out of balance. I ski now with a lot less effort than before, and am able to adapt to unforeseen situations much quicker.
We watch a lot your P2P videos with my children, and only by watching the correct movement of skiing we get better. "Try to do as Tobin does” is an often used sentence in my family when speaking about skiing.
If you are at all like me and have more than a casual interest in improving your skiing then do yourself a favor and get access to SkiNerd's Piste to Peak Performance Series Volume 1, 2 and 3.
This has got to be one of the best kept secrets in ski improvement. 3 volumes of vids that spell out the fundamentals of ski technique to get you headed in the right direction (Volume 1), getting off-piste especially those bumpy bits (Volume 2) and then how to carve up the groomers (Volume 3). Throughout there's a wealth of demonstrations, drills for improvement and relevant discussion all covered with good humor and clarity. These are a worthwhile additions to the ski education library of any intermediate or advanced skier aiming to step their skiing to a new level.
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