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.