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What are your goals for the upcoming season?

post #1 of 10
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With the snow flying and resorts starting to open up their white ribbons of death, the time has come for a lot of us around here to start thinking about our skiing, and what we want to improve on this year. I thought it'd be fun to see what all the fine folks here are working on this winter. 

 

 

I'm hoping to improve as a teacher and knock off the teaching portion of the CSIA 3 cert. Skiing, wise, I'd like to get better at moguls. Last season I finally rekindled my love for moguls that I had when I was a kid. And now I can't get enough!

 

 

*Thread should be what are *your* goals. Oops :(

Mod note: FIFY

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Originally Posted by FlyingFish View Post
 

*Thread should be what are *your* goals. Oops :(

Mod note: FIFY

 

Are you asking for replies from ski instructors or anyone?  Most people will just read the thread title and won't notice this thread is in Ski Instruction.

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Everyone! Doesn't matter if you're a fully certed PSIA examiner, or someone whose been doing it for a few seasons, but has caught the skiing bug, we can all improve!

post #4 of 10

I've made some breakthroughs since my CSIA Level 3 training last season, so I want to consolidate those and make them more consistent. Like you I also want to improve my bump skiing towards Level 3 standard.

 

I won't be able to move forward on my Level 3 this season as I'm teaching in Switzerland due to the difficulty in obtaining a working visa for Canada. I'm looking forward to becoming immersed in the Swiss system which looks interesting and I'm hoping my teaching will benefit from having to be clear and succinct teaching in a foreign language.

post #5 of 10

I'm working on both short and long turns.

On the short end, I'm looking to do a better job with the inside leg and explore the bit of the (cosine) curve where tipping angle gets serious risk of launch, without actually launching myself in the air as much.

 

On the long end, I hope to renew my love affair with my SG skis, which spent far too much time in my store room and not enough time on the slopes last year.

post #6 of 10

On groomers: 

1. Be patient when initiating turns (i.e. don't fall back on to a rotation movement because you're afraid of letting the edges engage before the fall line.) Or put another way: learn to shape the top 1/2 of the turn. 

2. Work on pivot movements, especially clean releasing of edges. 

 

In bumps: 

Don't get stiff. Absorb and flex. 

 

Elsewhere:

Work on crud technique: quicker edge changes, consistent balance in my stance. 

post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by Adie View Post
 

I won't be able to move forward on my Level 3 this season as I'm teaching in Switzerland due to the difficulty in obtaining a working visa for Canada.

 

Seriously? I'll get a CSIA level just to switch with you. What did you want, 3? I'll PM you... we can switch identities or something. :rolleyes I'll need someone to teach me how to deal with those screwy bumpy things... huh... moguls?

 

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On the long end, I hope to renew my love affair with my SG skis, which spent far too much time in my store room and not enough time on the slopes last year.

What, did you move or something? I thought you're in Ontario.

 

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My season's goals? Good one - I don't usually have season's goals. You know that if we share our goals in public we are much less likely to meet them, right?

 

Seriously - look it up. But I have some this year, for sure.

post #8 of 10

Yeah, but my Aunt has a place about 1 hour from Tremblant.

post #9 of 10
Be better at moguls and learn steering.
post #10 of 10
Same as ever

Ski lots and don't get hurt.
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