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Beginner Snow Skiing Lessons : One Ski Practice Tips

Beginner Snow Skiing Lessons : One Ski Practice Tips


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’ll cover how to practice with one ski. For many beginners
it’s easier to practice getting around on one ski on before you actually put two skis
on and try to get down the hill. Choose one of your skis and put it on one foot. Practice
gliding on that one foot and stopping yourself with your boot if needed. Practice going around
in circles turning and controlling your ski making it do what you want it to do. Then,
take that ski off and put your other ski on and do the same things with that ski. This
is a great technique to practice especially if you’ve never been on snow before. It’ll
help you get the feel for sliding on the snow and using your metal edge to grip the snow.
It’ll also help you to control your skis which will come in handy when we start turning.
And it can be done anywhere on a very flat surface is ideal where you don’t have to get
on any kind of lift or roped hill.

10 thoughts on “Beginner Snow Skiing Lessons : One Ski Practice Tips”

  1. No wonder it was hard for me to learn the snow in your video is fluffy the one i was on was wet and mushy.But i still di go for a first timer.

  2. I am 55. I started at 50 and I love it. You are NOT too old to begin. I am now doing black diamond trail. I try to make each run better than the previous one.

  3. @jessse288 Mt hood, either meadows or timberline. Timberline is open all year round. Mt hood is the only place in america where you can ski all year round. As you can see this was probably either sometime in April or May. Pretty sure it's meadows. If you want to see it go to, Skihood [dot..} c0 m
    Sorry for a really long time ago response.

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