Side Slip

In a side slip, the skier slips sideways down the hill with his/her skis pointing across the hill. Stand slightly flexed with skis tipped on uphill edges in a traverse position. Extend to flatten your skis in order to slip sideways down the hill. Flex slightly, moving your knees uphill, to edge sufficiently in order to control your speed of descent. To come to a stop, flex more to increase the edge angle on the snow surface.

Key Performance Focus

  • Extension movements in intended direction of travel release edges
  • Skis maintain a parallel attitude
  • Flexion and tipping movements of the lower legs regular edge angle
  • An open stance facilitates accurate edging and directional movements
  • The inside hip tends to be move over the up hill ski
  • Upper body is quiet and stable