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  • Last time we started off just straight running down the hill and feeling those skis slide

  • and then we introduced a snowplough, or wedge, to give you your first feeling of a brake

  • and we finished off with pushing the back of the ski out and turning the foot and changing direction nice and smooth.

  • This time we're going to pick it up a step, we've found ourselves a wider, longer slope just to give you more time to do the run

  • and we're going to start off by pushing the ski around and turning that foot and then committing to it,

  • standing on that lower ski and that's going to take you across giving you much better control.

  • The basics are still really important. My hands are going to be in front and I'm going to be looking down the slope where I'm going.

  • Let's have a go.

  • Nice and relaxed keep those hands in front. Snow plough, push the back of the ski around

  • and then I can actually stand onto that downhill foot.

  • Push the back of the ski around and then I can really stand on that left foot, commit to it. Really smooth.

  • What you would have seen there is my body position was staying nicely lined up

  • I'm looking ahead, arms in front.

  • The reason we're on a nice flat slope here is so you're not intimidated.

  • We really want to feel that commitment over the downhill ski,

  • let the control and weight come onto it and it's going to take you across the slope.

  • Arms in front looking where you're going and stay relaxed. That's a good position.

Last time we started off just straight running down the hill and feeling those skis slide

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A2 BEG UK ski slope foot downhill front relaxed

Beginner Ski Lesson #2.1 - Committing to the Downhill Ski

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    ray   posted on 2015/06/10
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