Expert Ski Lessons #7.5 – Skiing Steeps

Expert Ski Lessons #7.5 - Skiing Steeps
In this lesson ski instructor Darren Turner takes a look at three key skills to help you learn how to ski steep runs: edging, foot rotation and body separation.

This ski lesson series is aimed at building on your advanced skiing technique and helping make you an Expert all mountain skier.

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  1. I'm in Telluride now and watching your videos are giving me more confidence. I have improved my carving and my parallel this week. I'm quite excited really! I'm still struggling with staying in full control thru "double blues" with steep bits as I gain quite a bit of speed, but working with my breathing and telling myself to be calm and your voice in my head from the videos I've watched so far, I might just master (clearing the throat) my Intermediate Level skiing. ­čÖé Thank you Darren and Elate Media for your fantastic support! xx´╗┐

  2. Your lessons are nice and clear, great audio. Hey, that letterbox technique is a terrific idea. I tried it and works beautifully. Easier to keep to the fall line without getting spooked. Thanks.´╗┐

  3. Great lesson. I applied these 3 factors and was able to graduate to skiing black diamonds! Thank you Darren!!´╗┐

  4. Just an excellent video. Clear, well organized, bite-sized lessons. Thank you. I have learned so much in just a few minutes.´╗┐

  5. Finally a very important technique being taught! All these 'carving or nothing' styles of teaching have been creating stiff skiers down the slopes! This technique lets us control our speed so much better, it's a great skill to add to all the skills we need for all different types of terrain.´╗┐

  6. this seems like a good exercise as a warmup on more gentle slopes while learning to get skis parallel in turns and the hockey stop technique´╗┐

  7. I have watched your ski lesson videos many times since I was able to begin skiing regularly 2 years ago. They are full of excellent tips and the demonstrations are very clear. Each time I re-watch a video, I pick up new details to focus on…my skiing has improved immensely! THANK YOU!!´╗┐

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