how we ski

a web log about ski technique

Month: December, 2012

Hockey Stop

Turning our skis sideways to the direction we are going creates friction, which is one way of slowing us down.


Ted Ligety video

Ted Ligety video

Here is a link to film of the great U.S. Ski Team racer Ted Ligety making short-, medium- and long-radius turns during summer training this year. Notice how he flexes and extends through each turn, and how — and when — he tips his skis on their inside edges during each turn. (Lower the volume on your speakers)