This task can be used to assess the ability to move fore and aft along their skis while side slipping down the hill. The ability to manage fore/aft pressure on command is assessed.
Variations - Move across the hill to greater or lesser amounts. - Lose more elevation than travel across the hill.
This task can be used to assess the ability to turn the legs separate from the upper body and direct pressure to the outside ski while turning the legs across the hill to a stop. Skier must have the ability to control fore/aft pressure to stay in a corridor.
Variations - Control edge angle to allow for a long sideways slip before stopping. - Vary the intensity of stop from easy or soft to quick and abrupt.
This task can be used to see how you can use all the fundamentals while skiing on one ski. Variations - Consistent turn size on both big toe and little toe side. - Speed control. - Turn shape symmetrical within the turn and from big toe to little toe side. - Ability to manage the fundamentals from a skidded to a carved turn.
I LOVE my Nordica Dobermann 5 RD that I customize into a great all mountain skiing slipper.
My favorite skis are the new Steadfast 85, Multigara and Spitfire collection.
When not skiing....which is not often, (because of double winters I average over 200 days per season for the last 34 years) I love to ride mountain bikes with my wife and teach golf balls to swim.
I’ve been full time in the ski industry since 95, skiing full time in the winters between Sunday River and for PSIA. Becoming a pro ski instructor has taken me all over the globe, each place is unique and I look forward to going new places. When not skiing I enjoy any outdoor activity, I am fortunate to live in an area that gives me plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun.
I love all the Spit re DC's, and if it's really deep, I'll bust out my Santa Ana 104's. I've been wearing Nordica boots for 20 years and am excited to retire my Doberman GP 130s for the new Dobermann5 S! Although I spent most of my career in sunny Mammoth, California, I currently ski in the fog of Northern Montana. I'm happiest when teaching education events for the region and coaching instructors. In the summer, I ride bikes, dream of skiing, and take on home renovation projects I'm wildly unqualified for.