How to Ski

How to Ski
Ski basics include skiing slowly, stopping and turning.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy

Step 1
Practice gliding, walking and skating in your skis on flat ground.
Step 2
Stand on a gentle rise. With your skis pointed downhill, glide straight down.
Step 3
Practice slowing down using the wedge or snowplow method. Stand on top of the gentle rise and glide straight down, pushing the tails of your skis outward and the points of your skis together.
Step 4
Practice stopping using the wedge or snowplow. Glide downhill, creating a wedge with your skis, and turn your feet so that you apply gentle pressure using your inside edges. (TURN YOUR FEET WHICH WAY?)
Step 5
Practice turning left. Glide down a gentle slope, with your ski tips pointed together in a low-angle snowplow, then gently shift your weight onto your righthand ski.
Step 6
Practice turning right. Glide down a gentle slope, with your ski tips pointed together in a low-angle snowplow, then gently shift your weight onto your lefthand ski.
 

Tips & Warnings

 
Once these maneuvers feel comfortable, take a lift to the nearest bunny hill for more practice.
 
Ski safely and in control.
 
Avoid stopping in the middle of a trail or where others can't see you from above.
 
Always yield right of way to people ahead of you.
 
Be aware of trees and manmade obstacles.

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