Harald Harb, “How to Ski”, Series 1, Lesson 1, Beginning Parallel Skiing

Harald Harb,

ON LINE COACHING, with Harald Harb, from Harb Ski Systems, Direct link to detailed instruction to Parallel Skiing. http://harbskisystems.com/collections/change-your-skiing-with-pmts/products/eliminate-the-wedge-1-engage-evideo www,harbskisystems.com Also follow this series by going to Lesson 2. Harald demonstrates the huge differences between learning to ski, and what is required to become an expert parallel skier. Compared to how you learned to ski originally, skiing goes much further and deeper. These results and movements in this video are amazingly different from the Traditional Teaching Systems.


  1. All these videos have complete instruction versions with voice over explanations on our web page. Learning to ski has never been easier and more effective.

  2. This video shows the basic movement that links together the whole system. There are sessions of movement taught, before this one and many more advanced refinements to the highest levels of expert and skilled skiing. PMTS Direct Parallel is a complete system from beginner to expert. You will see many videos on You Tube to the right on the menu, with skiers in the "V" wedge position. PMTS doesn't use this "V" method, because it holds you back and keeps you at lower levels for along time.

  3. I have more splayed feet than the average person so when I put my feet forward it is very uncomfortable. Do you have any tips to fix this?

  4. HI again! how long do you think is better to practice in the flat area to create the proper balance and ankle flexion that I think is capital for a good phantom move action? (according to your experience I mean) because to be honest, there's a problem with some beginners here in Spain about getting on the chairlift as quick as possible. I really try to stay in the flat zone as long as I can but I feel "forced" by this situation. I'm using PMTS and direct parallel to improve with non-begginers clients. I'm thinking about using it with a four-hours-a-day-week-group but I don't think my boss would love it hehe… But I can tell you I'm training some instructors using PMTS and your essentials and we all are getting so much better. We are familiar with counter acting and counter balancing in our certification but I really love to use tipping and flexing and bending instead of pushing or extending. Thank you so much! first thing to do if I ever go to Colorado is to get a boot fitting in your shop! Thanks again!

  5. This video is called "Beginner Skiing Parallel", not "How to Begin Skiing" So yes, we have many more steps before this in our PMTS system if you ate a total beginner.

  6. Thank you.  Lesson 1 was so simple yet it's the exact opposite of what I had been doing.  Before, if I wanted to turn right, I'd plant the inside of my left foot, not the outside of my right foot.  I can't believe no one told me this before.

  7. Glad I found your videos! I have a few friends asking about how to become an expert skier, I'm sharing your videos with them!

  8. Thank you Harald, it was very useful, I could use the technique almost immediately, however my knees became tired quite fast.
    I will recommend your videos to my beginner friends.

  9. Tipping your feet keeps your upper body in balance. pushing and extending puts you out of balance. As in my first book, "Anyone can be an Expert Skier', tipping to release a turn and tipping to engage your edges with your feet is "PMTS Direct Parallel", technique.

  10. Wow now i understand!  Why all the other video on youtube dont talk about the key?  Its like they dont want you to unlock advance skiing.

  11. If you are having problems with this simple exercise, it's usually due to your leg and boot alignment. Not everyone has straight legs. If you boots are not adjusted properly for this, you will tip over or fall by leaning, every time you try to pick up a ski. After you get your boots aligned, which we do at every one of our ski camps, you can perform perfectly.

  12. Hi Harald, nice video and well explained.  I'm still a beginner and only able to stem my turns with the outside ski on the greens.  Yesterday, I tried tilting my knees either left or right to advance my skill going parallel but would some how catch an edge and I would be completely out of balance.  Do you know what's causing this?  Thanks man.

  13. Harald Harb never ceases to amaze me with his grace and poise on skis. If I can get to be half as good as Harald, I will die happy! Just an extraordinary skier and teacher!!!!

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