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Beginner Snow Skiing Lessons : How to Recover from a Fall when Skiing

Beginner Snow Skiing Lessons : How to Recover from a Fall when Skiing


Hi! This is Dave Smith with Hillcrest Ski
and Sports in Gresham, Oregon on behalf of Expert Village. In this tutorial we will cover
beginning skiing. In this clip we’re going to talk about how to recover from a fall.
Falling is part of learning to ski. It happens to everyone. So, we need to know how to get
back on our feet so that we can get on the slope again. There are many different ways
in which you can fall and positions you can find yourself in after you’ve fallen. The
basic thing that needs to happen is this, you need to get your skis downhill from the
rest of your body and perpendicular to the slope so that you can stand up without moving
any further down the hill. I’m going to show you a few various positions that you may fall
in and illustrate how one can recover from this position and get to a point where they’re
ready to start skiing again. In this scenario, my skis have crossed and I need to get them
uncrossed. Get my skis back underneath my body. Push up on the hill and stand. In this
scenario, I’ve taken a face first fall. Again, I’m going to remove my pole straps. See if
I can get my skis below me. Again, my skis are crossed. Uncross them. Get my skis underneath
me, push against the slope and stand. If you ever find yourself in a position where you
don’t feel like you can get your feet underneath you, you can go ahead and remove your skis.
Find your heel piece of your binding and push on it until your boot pops out of the binding.
And that brings us to our next clip which is what to do if you experience a fall where
you lose a ski.

59 thoughts on “Beginner Snow Skiing Lessons : How to Recover from a Fall when Skiing”

  1. He makes it look a hell of a lot easier then it is lol… I don't fall a lot but when I do it takes me for ever to get back up lol

  2. Looks easy in the video, wasn't so easy on the slope the other day, I had to remove the ski almost each time, swearing a lot 🙂

  3. too bad you idoits that mouth off at the people that actually get something out off these vids couldn't get a life and find something better to do . YOU ARE THE FUCKING LOSERS LOL

  4. he makes that shit look so easy! i flew off the course and into a thorny bush that shit was funny/scary asfuck (yesterday was the first time id ever skiied)

  5. i teach skiing/snowboarding, the biggest problem people have is they think things are harder than they are. people also seem to get scared very easily. honestly if you have ANY physical aptitude either sport is easy to start and super fun to learn

  6. i teach skiing/snowboarding, the biggest problem people have is they think things are harder than they are. people also seem to get scared very easily. honestly if you have ANY physical aptitude either sport is easy to start and super fun to learn. And I've never heard anyone call it "snow skiing"- kinda kooky lol

  7. @TheMaecki try standing up sideways instead of forward like normally. your center of mass should be right about over your feet.

  8. all those are from races, high speeds, difficult courses, rock hard snow conditions. Its a lot different (and safer) for the average skier. Its really a blast, give it a try sometime, and wear a helmet.

  9. I bought some used skis last week. Just waiting for something to stick to try it out! And I certainly getting a helmet.

  10. excellent, next thing on your list are boots then. Boots are actually probably the most important piece of equipment you will buy. Too big and you wont have proper control of your ski, to small and your feet will freeze, too flexible and you wont have proper control/ wont be able to improve, too stiff and you will just get beat up. Do yourself a favor and skip the big box stores, go to a dedicated "bootfitter." Research and make sure they have experience and dont be too cheap.

  11. Bootfitting is expensive, but im trying to get you to avoid making the mistake I did and buying a boot that is way too big and doesn't fit. I had to duct tape my feet every day to avoid blisters, and they were slopping all over, really had an effect on my skiing ability. They were so soft and big that I could do tele turns in them. All of it lead to little enjoyment out of skiing. A reputable bootfitter will fit your budget and your ability with something comfortable.

  12. I see how you are supposed to fall, what happens of your injured. I went skiing for the first time last March fell backwards and landed on my arm, it was broken. I had no time to address the fall.

  13. I was snow boarding on the first day of my holiday and as i was turning i fell back, in the moment i put back my arms to protect my but, what a terrible move, this resulted in a fractured wrist. This pretty much ruined my holiday.. Next time i'll be snow skiing for sure. 

  14. It's easy to get up like this if you're on a slope because you're already halfway up, with your skis below your body, before you start. But if you fall over on level ground (as beginners will), due to upper body weight that must be levered from horizontal,  it is almost impossible to get up without first removing skis.

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