Steer into balance

Most skiers know that they are supposed to balance on the outside ski, however exactly how this is achieved is not well understood. Unfortunately, getting it wrong results in a lack of balance on the outside ski.

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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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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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