How to ski when NO chairlifts are running
Where should I leave my skis during a break?
I started backcountry skiing only this winter. The ski season ended abruptly when the Coronavirus closed the resorts, but the gorgeous snow-covered mountains were still there. Backcountry skiing aka alpine touring aka skinning up requires a different set of equipment than that used when riding lifts. Here I’ll give you a brief introduction to backcountry […]
Don’t be a hot mess. Carry your skis elegantly.
Hi friend! May I show you how to park your skis elegantly and according to skier etiquette? Don’t leave your skis flat on the ground. It’s not nice. It’s an inconvenience for other skiers to go around your skis to reach the ski racks, and they might stumble. Be considerate and park your skis at […]
No more faceplanting: Learn to ride a ski lift properly
Hi friend! I’ll show you how to carry your skis so that they’re not dangling all over the place. With this technique, you’ll even have a free hand. Follow the step-by-step instructions to carry your skis like a pro. This way you can even have a free hand to hold on to a railing, someone’s […]
How NOT to have bruised shins
Here are 4 steps to ride a chairlift safely without the embarrassment of a potential faceplant. Shuffle or skate to get on to the green waiting line in the snow with your pole straps off your wrists so that if they tangle, you won’t be pulled down. Once the previous chair moves in front of […]
What level of skier are you?
How NOT to have bruised shins aka how to properly wear your ski boots Follow this to a tee, and you’ll ski pain-free. A fellow ski instructor told me to work your boots like you’d work a woman: top to bottom. OMG! Did I just say that? So improper! But you get the idea. Start […]
How NOT to faceplant off a ski lift
What level of skier are you? Check out the descriptions to determine your skiing level. You’re a FIRST-TIMER if you have never skied before. You have never put on skis to glide over snow. You’re a BEGINNER skier if you say YES to 3 of those: Do you know how to stop? Can you turn […]
Calling all beginner skiers!
No more faceplanting off a ski lift aka how to ride a chairlift Dear snow bunny, Here are 3 tips to unload the chairlift safely without embarrassment. Keep your ski tips up, so that you don’t faceplant under the chair lift. Stand up by the signs aka orange cones in Deer Valley, for instance. Your […]
Hi, ski bunny wannabe! Would you like me to ski with me? I’m available for private lessons on select days in December, January and February via Deer Valley Ski School Please call to request me personally for private lessons. Deer Valley Skier Services Reservations has my up-to-date schedule, and they can also assist with your other […]