Basic Skiing

Basic Skiing

Skiing - Responsibility Code

Skiing - Responsibility Code

Athletic Stance in Skiing

Athletic Stance in Skiing

Anatomy of a Ski

Anatomy of a Ski

Moving Around on Skis

Moving Around on Skis

Skiing - Walking Uphill - Bull Fighters Turn

Skiing - Walking Uphill - Bull Fighters Turn

Skiing - The Wedge Change-Up

Skiing - The Wedge Change-Up

How to Ride a Ski Lift

How to Ride a Ski Lift

Skiing on the Mountain

Skiing on the Mountain

Simple Skiing Safety Tips

Simple Skiing Safety Tips

Snowboarding Safety Tips

Snowboarding Safety Tips

Snowboarding - Linking Turns

Snowboarding - Linking Turns

Snowboarding - On Slope Heel and Toe Slide

Snowboarding - On Slope Heel and Toe Slide

Snowboarding - How to Ride the Lift

Snowboarding - How to Ride the Lift

Snowboarding - Strapping in Bindings

Snowboarding - Strapping in Bindings

Snowboarding - Straight Running Glide

Snowboarding - Straight Running Glide

Snowboarding - Heel Side Glide

Snowboarding - Heel Side Glide

Snowboarding - Moving Around on the Flats

Snowboarding - Moving Around on the Flats

Anatomy of a Snowboard

Anatomy of a Snowboard

Snowboarding Responsibility Code

Snowboarding Responsibility Code

Snowboarding Basics

Snowboarding Basics

How to Keep Your Hands Warm on a Ski Lift

How to Keep Your Hands Warm on a Ski Lift

Skiing on the Mountain

Skiing on the Mountain

How to Ride a Ski Lift

How to Ride a Ski Lift

Skiing - The Wedge Change-Up

Skiing - The Wedge Change-Up

Skiing - Walking Uphill - Bull Fighters Turn

Skiing - Walking Uphill - Bull Fighters Turn

Moving Around on Skis

Moving Around on Skis

Anatomy of a Ski

Anatomy of a Ski

Athletic Stance in Skiing

Athletic Stance in Skiing

Skiing - Responsibility Code

Skiing - Responsibility Code

Basic Skiing

Basic Skiing

Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing

Simple Skiing Safety Tips

Simple Skiing Safety Tips

Buying The Best Ski Equipment

Buying The Best Ski Equipment

How To Cross Country Ski

How To Cross Country Ski

Cross Country Skiing - Equipment and Apparel

Cross Country Skiing - Equipment and Apparel

Getting Started on Your Cross-Country Skis

Getting Started on Your Cross-Country Skis

Cross-Country Skiing Techniques

Cross-Country Skiing Techniques

How to Select Ski Equipment

How to Select Ski Equipment

How to Keep Your Hands Warm on a Ski Lift

How to Keep Your Hands Warm on a Ski Lift

Basic Skiing

Basic Skiing

Anatomy of a Ski

Anatomy of a Ski

How to Ride a Ski Lift

How to Ride a Ski Lift

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Tomas Sbertoli is a level 3 certified instructor with PSIA, he has over 20 years of teaching experience. Tomas currently works as the Director of Snow Sports at Wintergreen Resort in VA.

Athletic Stance in Skiing

Tomas Sbertoli, Director of Snow Sports at Wintergreen Resort, demonstrates the proper athletic stance for skiing.

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Tomas Sbertoli: Hi! My name is Tomas Sbertoli, we are here at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia and I am going to show you the basics of skiing. One of the first things that we want to discuss is the basic athletic stance and how that will help us facilitate good skiing. The most important thing is to maintain a good athletic balance just like you would if you are playing any other aggressive athletic sport. If you are playing tennis or golf and you have got that stance, you are right on top of your feet with with your ankle slightly bent, knees and hips slightly bent and just a soft rolls at the lower back that brings everything in alignment.

A good balance stance allows the weight to be held in the skillful structure but those slight bends allow us adjust changing terrain and a balance adjustment as we move down the hill. It is very important we maintain good stance in the lower body and a quite upper body. The stability of the upper body comes from where the hands are positioned and using our eyes to look ahead and see where we are going, rather than looking down and looking at we are at. So now, while we are just standing in our ski boots, it is a good time to kind of look down and do a body check. Look up and feel where the body position is so that you can use to that positioning. This is a basic body stance for good athletic skiing and we will translate this on to our skies here in the next segment.