What ski level am I?

  

How do I know what level I am?  This a question we get asked by many clients wishing to book ski lessons.

 

It is probably one of the most important questions to know the answer to as it helps you book into the correct Group Class or gives your Private Lesson instructor the knowledge to help plan and structure your lesson and choose the most suitable terrain for you so that you can achieve your goals safely and successfully.

Resort: 
BASS Chamonix

Why do we love skiing? Part 2

 

The previous article on this subject discussed the mountain environment and the effect it has on us as we ski through it. Let’s take a look at some of the other reasons why we love to ski.

One of the most important has to be a sense of freedom. Some of this comes from the environment, of course. Space, light, mountains and open views have an uplifting effect.

Resort: 
BASS Performance Breakthrough Clinics

Physical conditioning for skiers

 

One of the most effective ways to improve your performance and to prevent injury is to prepare your body for our great sport.

The link below allows you to download a PDF, which is a chapter on physical conditioning for skiers, from my book "Ski Performance Breakthrough." I converted five sections of the original book to the e-book series of the same name, but I didn't do that with the physical conditioning chapter. So here it is, I hope you enjoy it!

Resort: 
BASS Performance Breakthrough Clinics

Three great ways to avoid injury

 

Professional athletes take steps to avoid illness and injury. Injury can be particularly disruptive, especially if there's a long rehabilitation process followed by physical training before you can return to your sport.

So, it's worthwhile taking some sensible precautions to minimise your risk and maximise your enjoyment of our great sport.

The most obvious point is also the most inconvenient: skiing well and skiing safely require reasonable physical conditioning. 

Simply put, if we don't train we'll break.

 

Resort: 
BASS Performance Breakthrough Clinics

Returning from Injury - part 1

 

Sometimes, we pick up an injury, despite our best intentions.

Returning from injury is a process that involves several stages. Some skiers have asked me to post some information on the subject. The result is a series of four articles.

While the other articles in this series contain more specific, detailed information, this article shows an overview of the stages involved in returning to skiing after injury. You'll make the best progress possible if you work with professionals through each of these stages.

Resort: 
BASS Performance Breakthrough Clinics

Focus your Attention

Learning to focus your attention in sport is a key skill that not only helps you to perform at your best, but also helps you to focus on the task in hand, so that you can acquire new skills and practice those skills so that they become learned. In this lesson I will look at some strategies to help you remain ‘present’ and focused while also looking at ‘mind wandering’ and how and why to avoid it. 

Click here to read more.. 

Resort: 
BASS Chamonix

Why do we love skiing?

Experienced skiers love to ski.

More, experienced skiers have a real passion for the sport and its environment.

So what is it that draws us in so deeply? What keeps us engaged winter after winter, run after run and curve after curve?

 

Each of us will have different reasons, which is the first clue. 

Resort: 
BASS Performance Breakthrough Clinics

Articles for experienced skiers

 

Through summer 2017, I’ll create a series of short articles of interest to keen skiers.

I'll touch on a range of subjects, including why we love skiing, what motivates us, and the remarkable mountain environment.

 

We will look at important questions such as how we can continue to improve after years of experience. How can we leverage those years of experience to produce extraordinary results?

Resort: 
BASS Performance Breakthrough Clinics