When advancing skiers take on Black Diamond terrain they should have a strong knowledge of how to keep their speed under control as the terrain gets steeper. There is hardly anything more scary, or more dangerous, than being out of control and then having to make desperate skidding attempts to stop.
These days, shaped skis are pretty much all you see on the ski racks and for good reason. The shaped ski have made initiating a turn on the snow so much easier than the old days on straight skis. However, the problem is proficiency on straight skis doesn’t automatically transition to proficiency on shaped skis.
In recent years ski resorts have responded to the call of patrons to open more of the wooded area within their boundaries. Referred to as glades on most area trail maps, and invariably marked expert or Black Diamond terrain, many areas are adding more and more acres each year to this category.
Most ski resorts have chairlifts to transport skiers up the mountain. Here's what you need to know to get on, to ride, and to get off the chairlift. There's also information on riding a rope tow and gondola, which are also convenient ways to head up the slopes.
Do you want to get an idea of what's involved in learning how to ski? Here's an overview, along with step-by-step information on how to ski.
The traditional learning stance for beginning skiers is called the snow plow position. Here's a step-by-step guide to snow plowing.
My main intent in going to Kirkwood Mountain Resort, legendary for lots of powder snowstorms rolling through, was to learn what it would take to help an eastern skier, not used to deep powder, to really ski some deep powder with control and confidence.
When you move up from the snow plow turn, you can learn to begin a more advanced way of turning your skis by pointing with your arm.
Tips and suggestions learned from a powder skiing lesson at Kirkwood Mountain Resort.
Most of the time, skiers are checking out resort maps for the manicured and marked trails carved between acres of trees. At Heavenly, 91 trails are laid out on 4800 acres.
During spring skiing, every skier needs to take a few extra steps to have a pleasant, safe ski trip. You need to consider the stronger sunshine, changing snow conditions, and warmer temperatures. Here are a few tips to make sure that your spring skiing is enjoyable and safe!
When you are just starting to try to ski well in moguls, start on small bumps in not too steep terrain. Moguls on Black Diamond trails can be both intimidating and dangerous to beginning mogul skiers.
Tree skiing most commonly refers to skiing off the groomed slopes, in and among trees of various sizes, shapes and types. It is exhilarating and easily accessible at any ski area in North America.