Multi-weeks are about to start up. Mining this deep and rich community for ideas.
During pre-season training, one interesting clinic was, "give us a lesson without talking at all." Turned out to be fun, surprisingly effective, and a refreshing relief from the excruciating verbal outpourings that clinics often turn into.
One was skiing top to bottom blues with boots completely unbuckled, three times. First run, the group is pretty stiff and tentative, very conservative lines, second run people are starting to loosen up and try different turn sizes and shapes, seeing what they can do rather than avoiding the things they are sure they can't, some nervous laughter, third run - hooting and hollering and people testing the limits of what they can get away with. Again, no talking, no coaching, no feedback. Yes, we debriefed later, over beers. I am totally going to use this with clients who squat and others who love to throw their skis sideways. It seems to be a self contained, coach-free method for getting folks to ski taller and gentler.
What is your favorite silent lesson?