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Beginner Snow Skiing Lessons : Wedge Turns: Skiing Tips

Beginner Snow Skiing Lessons : Wedge Turns: Skiing 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 make a wedge turn which is simply a
turn across the hill from the wedge position. To do this you’ll need to understand the difference
between your uphill ski and your downhill ski. Your uphill ski is the one that’s closest
to the top of the hill at the bottom of your turn. The downhill ski, on the other hand
is the ski that’s closest to the bottom of the hill at the end of your turn. From the
wedge position extend your knees and transfer the majority of your weight onto the ski that
will become your downhill ski at the bottom of the turn. Steer your skis across the hill
until your skis are almost perpendicular to the hill and you slow to a stop. At first,
just try making one turn in one direction. Then, enter the wedge position and try making
a turn the other direction coming to a stop upon completion. Once you master this try
linking some wedge turns keeping your speed in between turns.

18 thoughts on “Beginner Snow Skiing Lessons : Wedge Turns: Skiing Tips”

  1. @anan0 i was skiing this weekend and things really changed this time 🙂 it was really easy and i finally defeated the mountain 🙂 and I skied better without an instructor than guys that had instructors 🙂 now im addicted to skiing!!!!! 🙂

  2. @MultiRandom6 first time skiing i was with my girlfriend. i did fine at first but i started picking p speed and i started to panic and i ate snow! lol i was so fustrated i walked the rest of the slope lol. im going back to get the haang of it

  3. Nicely done presentation: part of a series of progression for skiing. Very good basic guidelines!! Thanks to HIllscrest Sports in Gresham.

  4. @Leedski007 im doing the same, i suck teaching anything so im triying to memorize this simply demos to help my wife skiing, i know how to ski and im good at it, but i suck talking about the technical postures.

  5. @lancer717 Dude, it's OK. My last skydive I broke my leg but I'll be back……just take a ski lesson….take as many as you need to learn. That's how it is….I should know since I am a ski instructor. Take a lesson from a real instructor though, not a friend.

  6. @Leedski007 good choice, if you want your wife to forever suck at skiing, this is the guy to listen to.. get her a real lesson so she can learn to enjoy the sport. don't ruin it for her and how ever many people read your blog.

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