Hot Skiing How-Tos

How To: Ski moguls

Work on turns for skiing over bumps or moguls. Learn skiing tips and techniques in this video lesson from a ski instructor. Take action: re-center on uphill foot, practice ouch, tip, drift, and flatten skis, don't rush middle of turns, and be patient. Bill, the host of this how-to video from Live Strong, is a former world-class freestyle competitor and elite coach. He is now the indoor ski simulator coach at the Aspen Club and Spa at John Clendenin's Ski Doctors. Laurie is a long-time aspen r...

How To: Execute a good carving technique in skiing

Learn how to ski by watching "The way to better skiing." This skiing tutorial sequence consists of 11 professional teaching videos taught by six of the best Danish ski instructors for all levels in all terrain: Lasse Lyck, Klavs Klavsen, Rasmus Lundby, Tue Bak, Martin Hulten and Pernille Hornhaver. In the sixth lesson, learn how to execute a good carving technique. With carving, the skis turn almost by themselves. This is a tutorial video that introduces the fundamental carving technique. Enj...

How To: Learn the philosophy of skiing

Learn how to ski by watching "The way to better skiing." This skiing tutorial sequence consists of 11 professional teaching videos taught by six of the best Danish ski instructors for all levels in all terrain: Lasse Lyck, Klavs Klavsen, Rasmus Lundby, Tue Bak, Martin Hulten and Pernille Hornhaver. In the first lesson, learn the philosophy of skiing. This tutorial explains the basics of skiing and touches upon factors that effect your skiing--and how to use them to your advantage. Learn the p...

How To: Ski powder and master the bumps

Learn how to ski by watching "The way to better skiing." This skiing tutorial sequence consists of 11 professional teaching videos taught by six of the best Danish ski instructors for all levels in all terrain: Lasse Lyck, Klavs Klavsen, Rasmus Lundby, Tue Bak, Martin Hulten and Pernille Hornhaver. In the ninth lesson, learn to ski powder and master the bumps. Mastering bumps or moguls and powder skiing are most skiiers ultimate dream.

How To: Ski for women

Learn how to ski by watching "The way to better skiing." This skiing tutorial sequence consists of 11 professional teaching videos taught by six of the best Danish ski instructors for all levels in all terrain: Lasse Lyck, Klavs Klavsen, Rasmus Lundby, Tue Bak, Martin Hulten and Pernille Hornhaver. In the eleventh lesson, learn about women in skiing. Although skiing is for everyone, it is only within the last several years that particular attention has been directed towards women.

How To: Practice basic cross-country ski care

NordicSkiSource.com owner Doug McSpadden illustrates basic practices for caring for your XC skis. The more wax you have the faster your skis. Do not ski through dirt; it will ruin your bases. Keep skis waxed when travelling to keep them from drying out. Don't walk across a parking lot.

How To: Carve for intermediate skiers

This video describes the proper technique for carving while on skis. The video starts with a time lapse video of riding up a ski lift. The instructor demonstrates how to use the edges of your skis to dig them into the snow so your skis carve into turns. Leaning your knees into the turn will engage the edges with the snow. The instructors goes through several drills and demonstrates how to turn in both directions. By keeping your knees align and your inside ski slightly forward in the turn, yo...

How To: Ski safely in deep powder to avoid avalanches

If you're a skiier, you already know the dangers of avalanches during your playtime. Watch this video to learn how to ski safely and properly. With these tips, you can minimize the likelihood of avalanches and danger. Watch this how-to video, and you'll be able to ski safely in deep powder without fear. Ski safely in deep powder to avoid avalanches.

How To: Ski on blue and red terrain

Learn how to ski by watching "The way to better skiing." This skiing tutorial sequence consists of 11 professional teaching videos taught by six of the best Danish ski instructors for all levels in all terrain: Lasse Lyck, Klavs Klavsen, Rasmus Lundby, Tue Bak, Martin Hulten and Pernille Hornhaver. In the fifth lesson, learn how to ski on blue and red terrain. To master the blue and red runs, you must know how to make good parallel turns. Start on an easy slope and find the rhythm in your par...

How To: Parallel ski

Learn how to ski by watching "The way to better skiing." This skiing tutorial sequence consists of 11 professional teaching videos taught by six of the best Danish ski instructors for all levels in all terrain: Lasse Lyck, Klavs Klavsen, Rasmus Lundby, Tue Bak, Martin Hulten and Pernille Hornhaver. In the fourth lesson, learn how to parallel ski and end your wedge or snow plow turns. The aim is to do rounded and rhythmic parallel turns. This tutorial will guide you safely from wedge or snow p...

How To: Hot wax skis in under 15 minutes

This is a tutorial on quick waxing your skis. Remove grip wax with putty knife. Go down both edges of the tracking groove. The classic wax demo performed by Ihor from Olympia Cycle & Ski on St. Mary's Road Winnipeg. You can do the putty knife technique on any skis. Don't put too much wax remover on the ski. Do the side walls as well. This is great to get your skis hot waxed for a smooth and fast downhill run. Applying glide wax will make your skis go super fast. You need a waxing iron. Don't ...

How To: Apply hard wax to cross-country skis

NordicSkiSource.com owner, Doug McSpadden, instructs how to apply a hard wax to your cross country skis. Great informational video for the beginner to advanced skier. You need to have a good iron and patience. Wax the groove of the ski before you place the iron on the base. Make steady consistent passes on the ski.

How To: Turn with balance when skiing

Ski instructor Josh Foster says you should not stand up too soon. You have to turn with your lower body to turn into balance. This will keep your hips stable. If you turn with your whole body, you will get out of balance.

How To: Bust a 900 on skis with Tanner Hall in a pipe

When you're skiing in a quarter pipe you want to watch your landing. You're going to drop the shoulder and hold the body position of your spin. Spot the landing. Be comfortable on the pipe and landing 720s before you try the 900. You never want to land a flat bottom on a 900 cause it will hurt you.

How To: Overcome the barriers of skiing

Learn how to ski by watching "The way to better skiing." This skiing tutorial sequence consists of 11 professional teaching videos taught by six of the best Danish ski instructors for all levels in all terrain: Lasse Lyck, Klavs Klavsen, Rasmus Lundby, Tue Bak, Martin Hulten and Pernille Hornhaver. In the tenth lesson, learn how to overcome the barriers of skiing. You will experience situations where your skis don't quite do what you want them to do. Use the exercises in this instructional sk...

How To: Fun carve while skiing

Learn how to ski by watching "The way to better skiing." This skiing tutorial sequence consists of 11 professional teaching videos taught by six of the best Danish ski instructors for all levels in all terrain: Lasse Lyck, Klavs Klavsen, Rasmus Lundby, Tue Bak, Martin Hulten and Pernille Hornhaver. In the eighth lesson, learn all about fun carving. Fun carving is a new way of skiing. With short fun carving skiis and the ultra short snow blades, new opportunities for fun on a slope have opened...

How To: Shape ski turns

Use a variety of turning shapes on the ski slopes. Learn skiing tips and techniques in this video lesson from a ski instructor. Take action: avoid convergence, tip both skis in turns, and start turns from bottom of feet. Bill, the host of this how-to video from Live Strong, is a former world-class freestyle competitor and elite coach. He is now the indoor ski simulator coach at the Aspen Club and Spa at John Clendenin's Ski Doctors. Laurie is a long-time aspen resident and former ski racer, s...

How To: Ski thigh high on steep slopes

This video teaches you how to adjust yourself to a steeper ski slope using the thigh high method. A necessary skill for skiing steep declines, you will learn how to position your body so you don't feel like you're going to fall forward. Ski thigh high on steep slopes.

How To: Practice the telemark turn

Learn to telemark using this easy to follow progression. CANSI Instructor Keith Nicol starts with the basic telemark and ends by demonstrating the parallel telemark turn. Progress from a basic tele turn starting in a snow plow. For intermediate start sliding in the uphill foot. Next pole plant to do the parallel turn that aims for smoothness and speed turns. Telemarking turns will let you ski in bumps, powder and hard pack.

How To: Cross country ski with the basics of diagonal stride

Learn to cross country ski with a focus on diagonal stride with this 3 minute video by Keith Nicol, Level 4 CANSI instructor. Brought to you by Rossignol and Infinity Poles and Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. This is a technique used in classic XC skiing. It is like the Nordic Track. Try to glide as long as possible to move down speedily the track.

How To: Snow ski

Snow skiing is a great winter sport for people of all ages! Learn how to snow ski with tips on ski stance, turning, stopping and even taking small jumps in this free skiing video series.

How To: Do basic turns when skiing

Bode Miller discusses and illustrates basic skiing turns like the wedge turn. He begins by discussing starting positions. These are the parallel position and the wedge position. A recap is given at the end of the video.

How To: Get air whilst skiing

There are many times when skiing in powder, that you'll encounter places that require a small jump. If you don't know how to jump or get air, you'll have to stop or negotiate around. This video teaches you how to get air, and get over those jumps with ease. Get air whilst skiing.

How To: Start telemark skiing

Learn how to get started Telemark skiing. Start the transition from alpine or snowboarding to telemarking. First get the telemark stance dropping an inside leg. Then get the turn, transitioning between edges. This is when you start to grasp balance.

How To: Stay safe while downhill skiing

To ensure a good time out on the slopes, there are some simple precautionary measures to take before going out to ski. It's important to protect your body from the cold, the sun, injury, and dehydration. This quick video skiing tutorial shows how to stay safe while downhill skiing.

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