Pamela's Tip of the Week |Side Slipping
Side slipping is a great warm up to find center on your skis! Going backwards down the fall line? You need to bring your hips forward over your feet, shoulders down the hill, look where you want to go.
Loading and Unloading a Carpet Lift
This week, Pamela breaks out her snowboard to share invaluable tips for beginner snowboarders tackling the magic of the carpet lift! 🎿❄️
Pamala's Tip of the Week | Warm Up First
Feel solid, comfortable and confident on your feet before heading up the bigger hills. Remain tall, relaxed in the shoulders and look around to enjoy the warm-up.
Pamela's Tip of the Week | Park Tips
Terrain parks are the playground of the mountain....before you hit up the park, here are a few tips for safe and fun time in the park.
Pamala's Tip of the Week | Dressing for Comfort
How to stay toasty warm on those chilly winter days on the slopes!
Stand On the Uphill Ski Earlier
Get off the downhill ski earlier in the arc, to get the new downhill ski engaged earlier. Keep your shoulders parallel to the pitch of the hill, lift the downhill ski early and stand on the uphill ski.
Skiing the Tops of the Bumps
Skiing the bumps can be fun, without being intimidating. Don't ski the zipper line, ski the tops of the bumps. Keep your hands up front, legs a little closer together. Stay loose, come to the top of the bump, turn your feet. Your skis will pivot easily under your feet.
Skiing with Young Children
Pamela's Tip of the Week | Skiing with Young Children
A few simple tips to keep your equipment in tip top shape throughout the season. Wipe your gear down, and pull your boot liners to allow them to dry quicker. Try and travel with your boots in a warm location so they are ready to go when you arrive to the hill!
Not all snow conditions are skied the same. How do you have fun in sugar or corn snow? Narrow your stance like in powder or bumps, stand on both feet and move away from them. The snow will setup beautifully underneath them. Use the shovel of the ski to start the turn, and come off the tails.
Laying down clean pencil tracks in the snow. How do you feel edging. A simple drill, stand with you skis hip width apart, roll your ankles and knees uphill, feel the weight on the downhill big toe and uphill baby toe, as you traverse the slope to get a feel for edging.
Slow down the top of the turn, flatten your skis, stand on the downhill leg, steer your feet, shoulders are parallel to the pitch of the hill, big swooping turns!
Don't let your arms tell your legs what to do. Elbows in front of your ribcage, thumbs in line with your forearms, and keep them loose. Keep the arms out front for a nice strong pole plant.
Flatten Your Skis
You have to flatten your skis to turn your feet. Flat skis make a seamless transition when linking turns. Bring your body over your skis, flatten your skis, turn your feet - make the magic transition.
Move from Wedge to Parallel
Still having to use the wedge on steeper terrain? This weeks tip explores a few tips to get you steering both feet in the direction you.
Do a Little Warm Up
This weeks tip...get the blood moving in your arms, your legs and keep things loose on those first runs. Hit up a nice green run first and play with your turn shape, exaggerate your movement to get things moving. Set yourself up for a great day on the slopes.
Toe Edge on a Board
Sometimes you have to challenge yourself and this weeks tip on a snowboard was just that. A toe edge maneuver, look where you want to go, balance over the board, steer where you want to go, and relax your angles to get sliding.
We all get it...thigh burn. It could be early season or maybe you are driving from the backseat. Try these simple adjustments to help eliminate thigh burn.
Skiing is Like Dancing
Skiing is like dancing - free to move through all the major joints. Be well balanced and centered.
Learning to Snowboard
Pamela's Tip of the Week | As a skier learning to snowboard is a little un-natural, but picking up a few easy tips will get you sliding on a snowboard in no time!
Getting Up Off the Snow
A few helpful tips to get you back up off the snow when you come acquainted with it!
Keeping Our Season Safe
We are excited to get our season started and to do it safely! Here are few tips to keep our season safe.
Your Vehicle is Your Chalet
With our Chalet restrictions this season, your vehicle will become your home base.
First Step to Parallel
Brush out the heel, create a small wedge, stand on that ski and allow the other heel to fall into parallel.
The Hockey Stop
The hockey stop....how do skiers do this. A nice athletic position, when ready to stop, rise up, turn your feet across the hill and roll them up the hill...the hockey stop!
Lower Body Separation
Quieten your upper body, let the lower body do the work. Allow your feet and legs to turn while keeping your upper body facing down the hill. Your legs do the steering not the shoulders.
Weight on the Downhill Ski
Weight on the downhill ski, hands slightly forward, upper body facing down the hill. For balance, control and ski performance.
Steer From Your Feet to Your Hips
Steer your feet in the direction you want to go. From your feet, through your legs, and into your hip joint. Stay long and tall to steer.
Skiing the Zipperline
Tips for Skiing the Zipperline in the Bumps
Skiing with Kids...Tips for a Great Time on the Slopes
A few tips and tricks for a more enjoyable and successful day on the slopes with little ones!
Snowplow to Parallel
Balance over the downhill ski, oversteer the uphill ski to parallel.
Brush Your Heels to Make a Wedge
Make your 1st ski experience a success! Brush your heels into a wedge shape, turn your feet, arms up, wedge to stop!
Don't Let the Bumps Scare You
Give yourself an out, keep your feet turning, your arms moving and look ahead!
Ski with Confidence...Turn Your Feet, Stay Loose!
Sometimes the terrain changes and gets steeper or bumpier...don't let it scare you. Ski with confidence, stay loose, turn your feet and keep balanced.
1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3...a simple count to keep your rhythm.
1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3...a simple count to keep your rhythm. Or breath in breath out, adding some flow and rhythm to your skiing!
Side Slipping..an essential tool to have!
Find the sweet spot, get balanced, stand tall, and roll your ankles. Side slipping can get you out of almost situation!
Are You Committed? Are You Balanced?
Being committed and balanced with your shoulders balanced over your downhill ski and parallel to the slope.
The Why, When & Where of the Pole Plant
So what is the purpose of the pole plant, when do I use it, and where do I plant my pole.
Enjoy a Winter Wonderland on Snowshoes
Get outside this winter on a pair snowshoes and enjoy & explore the winter wonderland that is out there!
Night Skiing - Make Your Night Enjoyable
Why Night Ski or Snowboard.....Cheaper rates, less lines! Add an extra layer and hit the slopes under the stars!
A Grab & Go Breakfast - A Life Hack
A few easy breakfast ideas to get you to the slopes fueled and ready to go....and don't forget your own coffee!
Packing to Hit the Slopes - A Life Hack
It isn't always easy getting all your gear to the chalet. Here are a couple of tips and tricks to make it easier!
From the Car to the Slopes - A Life Hack
A couple of helpful tips to get you from the car to the slopes with your gear & kids in tow!