The Skier's Blog

Everybody loves skiing powder. Okay, everybody loves the idea of skiing powder, but many actually find it a struggle. Here are

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Skiing is a pretty active sport, and with all that exercise you’ll be getting hot and steamy... and so will

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It’s cold out there on the mountain. Let’s get dressed for your first day of skiing? The main goal is to

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Objective:Situational Stem Turns can be used as part of a progression for novice skiers to move towards parallel turns, or

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Objectives:Wide Track parrallel can be a good option for novice skiers to progress from a wedge towards their first parallel

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Sometimes ski instructors get caught up giving feedback simply because that's what they are expected to do. But to offer

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Without grip, you won't change direction. If your objective is to carve cleans tracks. You'll need to eliminate any sideways slippage

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Carving clean tracks is an easily measured objective. You can simply look back at the marks left by your skis

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Skiing is all about manipulating forces... Gravity: Gravity is the universal force that pulls two objects together. Here on this

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Advancing beyond the intermediate plateau requires the confidence to increase speed and difficulty of terrain. At this point many people

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Now that a skier can turn both ways... it's time to start linking turns together and exploring the mountain. Most

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The ‘Braking Plow’ (AKA. a Snowplow / Wedge / Stem / Pizza / Pie... or any other triangle analogy) is

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A first time skier often feels like they've just stepped off their space ship onto an alien planet. Ski boots

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Preventing Knee Injuries in SkiingBy Lissa Fraser MScPT Registered Physiotherapist, recreational skier and owner of Fresh Tracks PhysiotherapyAll sports and

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Is your training regimen actually making you ski better? ​Improving your ski technique can be tough without an instructor… but

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Have you ever tried to learn some specific ski technique but was unable to perform it no matter how much

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This old Piste to Peak Volume 2 teaser shows some seriously slushy spring bump skiing filmed one May day on

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This demonstration video may appear to be a shameless promotion for Piste to Peak Volume #3. That's because this is

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...unless of course you want something else to happen!Technique isn't about looking pretty or trying to match some technical model

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Referred to by many “Medium Parallel” or "Intermediate Parallel" this is a good goal for anyone wishing to cruise a

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Everybody would prefer to ski on a beautiful blue bird day... but you just spent 3 hours driving to the

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I get made fun of a lot in the snow school locker room because I'm constantly tinkering with my boots.

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If symptoms indicate, be on the lookout for any of these ski tuning issues that may be a contributing factor.Dull

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There's all sorts of marketing magic out there trying to convince you to spend hundreds of dollars on the latest

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Variations in ski design affect the ski's performance. If you're unfamiliar, here's the basics...Ski Length: Shorter skis tend to be more

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