11 Summary and Check Your Knowledge

Key Takeaways

  • Proper body position in skiing requires an understanding of stance, balance, stability, body separation, weight distribution, and turning.
  • Basic skills a skier should first achieve include getting in and out of skis, moving around in skis, control and stopping, side stepping up a hill, and getting up from a fall.
  • A skier can then transition to practicing skills on smaller slopes first using the magic carpet and then riding the chair lift.
  • On intermediate terrain a skier can improve turning and speed control to work towards parallel skiing.
  • As a skier progresses in skill level it is important to practice linking turns together which allows the skier to manage speed and adjust to different terrain.


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