Stance

Hello fellow skiers!

I’ve decided to write a short article about stance to follow up on my last article about balance.

Stance and balance are closely related. You may remember from my overview of ski technique that stance and balance are treated as a single skill. How you stand determines where you balance but balance is just one element of stance.

Why is stance important?

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Balance

Hello fellow skiers!

It’s been a while since my last post. In the last few days I have moved to Idre and have been getting myself organised for the season (still don’t have internet – relying on Idre’s free wifi). I’ve had a few days back on skis and am looking forward to the season!

In this post, I want to talk about balance. I think everyone can appreciate the importance of balance in skiing, but what is good balance in skiing?

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Use Exercises to Improve Your Skiing

Hello fellow skiers!

In my last post I talked about one of my favourite exercises – skiing on the outside ski. I thought I’d follow up with a post about how to use exercises in general, to develop your skiing.

Exercises are invaluable tools for developing your skiing. My experience with my own development and teaching others has taught me that training is most effective when you focus on one thing at a time. When you ski, there is a lot going on, making it difficult to focus on just one thing. Exercises provide a way to break skiing down, allowing us to focus on one skill at a time.

How to use exercises to improve technique

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