Ok, here is my situation: In about 1-2 weeks, my family and girlfriend are going up to wisconsin for a one day ski trip. My girlfriend has never skied before at all. I have never taught beginners but I have been thinking some time about how to do this and this is what I came up with. My plan is to take her on the bunny hill and start her out moving down the hill at an angle with a pizza stance. I will tell her to emphasize turning with the outside foot and just using the inside as a guide. Once she is comfortable going down the hill at an angle both ways, I will try to get her to slowly connect those angled pizza turns. Hopefully, then with each run we can work on lessening the width of the pizza to the point where she can slowly navigate her way down the easy greens without falling. Is this a winning strategy for teaching a newbie, or should I scrap the entire thing and try something else. Please give suggestions, I really want her to have a good first time on skis.
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12/17/07 at 6:15pm