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Early Season – Tune up and Warm up

Doug Marsden finds new snow @ Loon

Winter is here & it’s time to break out the ski gear and before hitting the slopes, it is important to make sure your equipment is ready to go! I have my skis edges tuned, waxed and my bindings checked to ensure that they are in top condition. I recommend that you do the same […]

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Keep you shoulders over your hips and feet

Upper Body Position By creating proper upper body position, your lower body can create the angles needed for solid ski technique. If the upper body is positioned over the feet, with hands and shoulders slightly in front of the feet, your feet will then follow your body downhill, creating the proper lower body position for […]

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Position in Powder

Position not strength in Powder Powder skiing is about position and not strength. Most recreational skiers make two basic mistakes when skiing powder, first they over turn their skis and two they lean back. This combination creates frustration and a cry for more grooming. Remember these simple tips on the next powder day… 1)     Ski […]

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Ski the Tress

Turn below the trees

Skiing the trees is one of the best experiences a skier can have.  There are several keys to skiing the trees.  First always look a head to the open spaces, two below the tree in front of you rather than around the tree, this will move you into the open spaces in control and finally […]

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Early Season Ripping

With yet another great loss in the ski world with the passing of Jamie Pierre in an avalanche in Utah, please remember that early season ripping has its hazards.  Here are my top ten things to be aware of for early season snow fall. Check your equipment make sure your bindings are working Untracked snow […]

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