Skiing on the Outside Ski

Hello fellow skiers!

Skiing on the outside ski is one of my favourite exercises and a great way to get your ski legs back at the start of the season.

It is one of the best things you can do for your skiing because any issues with your technique will immediately become apparent, making it difficult to successfully perform the task.

The idea is to be able to lift the inside ski and balance on the outside ski throughout the entire turn. At the end of the turn, put the ski down, lift the new inside ski and turn the other way.

Why ski on the outside ski?

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Balance on the Outside Ski = Grip

Hello fellow skiers!

Every skier has been told to balance on their outside or downhill ski at some point in their skiing career. However, if you read my overview of ski technique, you may have noticed that I didn’t make any mention of balancing on the outside ski. So why is it so important to balance on the outside ski and if it is so important, why didn’t it rate a mention in my overview of ski technique?

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Technique vs Style

Hello fellow skiers!

I recently read a great article by Josh Foster – CSIA Level 4 and Director of the Big White Ski School – in which he discusses the difference between ski technique and style.

His message is that technique and style are two different things and in order to progress your skiing, you need to have both.

While I agree that a good skier will possess both, my thought process to get there is slightly different.

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Ski Technique – An Overview

Hello fellow skiers!

I have decided to kick things off with a bit of an overview of ski technique. The topic of ski technique can become very complicated very quickly, however I like to try to keep things simple – I hope you’ll agree! The plan is for this overview to serve as a starting point for more detailed discussion of technique.

What is ski technique?

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Welcome to Ski Better!

Hello fellow skiers and welcome to Ski Better!

What is Ski Better all about?

Ski Better is a blog dedicated to ski technique and improvement. No matter what level skier you are – complete beginner, expert or instructor – I hope that Ski Better will challenge your understanding of skiing and help take your skiing to the next level!

But first, let me introduce myself.

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