26 thoughts on “Intermediate Ski Lessons – Keeping Skis Parallel”

  1. Good principle, ambiguous process, rather than "gently let the weight come onto the top ski" I'd replace it with 'gently shorten the old outside leg by bending the knee a wee bit'. This is the precise opposite of pushing off.

    Further reinforcement of the parallel movement pattern is feeling the slight pinky toe edge pressure as a result of bending that knee.

  2. Love these videos. Is he just flattening the lower ski in order to turn? Is that how you avoid the 1-2? Thanks!

  3. Dude u must come Kashmir Himalaya's in India …to have fun with the best powder snow sking ….n yae you are doing good Job …

  4. Nice memories of when I watched this series and are now quite an advanced skier. Hoping to transfer these lessons and mt experience whilst learning tomorrow on the slope for my GF, who has been struggling to learn Snowboarding.
    Hope I can get her to do paralls by the end of the day, especially when I remember how I hated the snowplough turns

  5. Thanks for the good lesson but… I've heard wearing sunglasses is not really recommended Cuz when my friend crushed his sunglasses very close to hurt one of eyeball which would result… you know. I'm not sure the population and condition of slope of your country. I'm Korean and Korean slopes are usually very populated, especially with stupid boarders who ruins condition and safety of slopes.

  6. I didnt understand any of this. I learned to ski 40 yes ago and cannot use newer style skis. Edge always trips me up an puts me down. I am using older style skis. And stay in control as to not fall,however end up in a wedge often.

  7. Starts his turns with some upper body rotation. Would be better with a stable upper body and to have a little more upper lower body separation. Twist the legs .

  8. Stand on a staircase sideways with your upper body facing down the stairs. Take your weight off the lower foot and step up onto the upper foot. That, is what you want to think of to start the next turn. Avoid Pushing the uphill ski away from you to start the turn. Will it allow or even help the ski to turn? Yes, BUT, it is the Opposite of what He is doing when He skis. You don't teach students the Opposite of what they Should be doing Just to get a result they will recognize as "A" turn. The Wrong way won't make it Right!

    Stand up and take your weight off one foot. You will instantly feel your weight under the other foot, roll over onto your arch. The arch is the inside edge of the ski. That's where you want to stand to allow the ski to turn As Designed. You don't want to step Up the hill, you want to Fall Down the hill. Just get off the downhill foot and let the uphill foot roll over onto the arch. The ski Will turn as designed.

    1:34 Play this in slow motion. (It's in the snowflake at the bottom right of the screen.) All, ALL he is doing is getting off the arch of his Right foot and stepping on his Left foot on the uphill edge. He was Balanced on the arch of his Right foot. When he quickly got off it, he was no longer balanced and his body instantly moves down the hill. When that happens, his Left foot rolls over from the uphill edge to the flat of the ski. Because the Edge is no longer locking the ski in it's path across the will, the torque, (Twisting) in his body allows the tip of the ski to move down the hill to align with the upper body. THAT, is what Starts the turn. As the ski continues to roll over onto the arch or inside edge, the SKI will continue the turn.

    That happens in a split second and you don't have to think about it, I just wanted you to Know Why the skis will turn On Their Own. Skiing is a series of balancing from one arch to the other. Envision you are Standing on the pedals of a bike with your hands on the handlebars and you are pointing the front tire down the hill. You pedal it by taking your weight Off one foot after the other. You turn Fast by pedaling Fast. You just keep the front tire pointing in the general direction you want to go and get off one arch after the other. For slalom turns, that is straight down the hill. For wider, GS turns, that is across the hill BUT, your ultimate goal is down the hill so it is halfway between.

    Think of a bungy cord attached to your jacket zipper that is constantly pulling you toward the bottom no matter where your skis are going. By positioning your upper body that way, you will always be in a position to be Balanced every time you change your weight. Read my other comment as a response to GeroLubovnik.

    Learn To Ski EZY with Jack


  9. Nery nice video, before start skiing every person should see this basic informatic video. I appreciated your work. For snow goggle lens protector visit us www.ripclear.com

  10. I'v been skiing for 10 years now and I still can't make that turn. this video helped a lot. Also I like how you don't do a huge intro.

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