So you’ve been hearing about the five fundamentals and wondering how to apply them? This clinic will review the fundamentals and remind us how much FUN skiing is as you work through the components of good skiing through exploring putting the FUN in the Fundamentals.
Control the relationship of the center of mass (COM) to the base of support to direct pressure along the length of the ski(s).
- Body movements – Flex and extend your ankles, knees, hips, and spine to balance over the whole foot as you control pressure on both skis so you can flow with the terrain.
Control pressure from ski to ski and direct pressure toward the outside ski.
- Body movements – Direct your balance to the outside ski in a turn.
Control edge angles through a combination of inclination and angulation.
- Body movements – Use diagonal (forward and lateral) movements of the feet, legs, hips and upper body to engage and release the edges of the skis. Swing your pole to flow with the skis through turns.
Control the ski’s rotation (turning, pivoting, steering) with leg rotation, separate from the upper body.
- Body movement – Turn your legs under your body to help you guide the skis through a turn.
Regulate the magnitude of pressure created through ski/snow interaction.
- Body movements – Flex and extend your ankles, knees, hips, and spine to balance over the whole foot as you control pressure on the skis so you can flow with the terrain.