Today’s participants were Bjorn, Nolan, Berg, Alden, Tristian, and Tate. List of runs Sleepy Hollow –> Freeway KC Cutoff –> Pinball Short ‘n’ Sweet –> Pinball Divide Drifts –> Picante Trees Divide Drifts –> Picante Trees Garfield Trees –> Sleepy Hollow –> Pinball High Anxiety Turbo –> Pinball –> Tilt Christmas Tree –> Little Joe […]Read more "Third day of Explorers"
Main focus today was ankle flexion and extension. Main reason is to ski more up right and stacked. In these images we are looking at some stances. Some are standing taller than others. We played with “bouncy” ankles, doing it fast, doing it slow. Played with adjusting ankles to make the skis land flat on […]Read more "Pow and rippin Big Mountain!"
No pizzas in Pinball today. That was the challenge. Instead we tried to only use side skidding technique to slow down. A few of us were getting some really good air grabs off the vertical wall that’s halfway down that trail. Our topic for today was which ski goes first. The answer is “right to […]Read more "Bjorn, Tristian, Berg, Tate, Alden"
These guys love to ski. We had a blast today finding all kinds of interesting terrain to play in. We skied some black diamond runs like Tango, Tango, and Christmas Tree. We found lots of paths through trees, branches to duck, and multiple rides through “Pinball.” Lots of fun making turns on top of big […]Read more "Mateo, Lennon, Sam, Jack, Dean"
My group of Explorer Rippers for today and the next 6 Saturdays. Good group. Mostly like to ski trees. Think Pinball and Genos Meadows. Our focus today was foot to foot pressure. Some are still wedging. All are bending the backs of their skis during shaping of their turns. As a group I would like […]Read more "Berg, Nolan, Bjorn, Tate, Tristan, Alden"
There may be a few more next week. The more the merrier. We have lots of great instructors to go with this group of young rippers. Woohoo!Read more "Here’s the full group for today."