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How We Teach Snowsports

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Our Teaching Approaches to Snowsports

Our teaching is based around the individual students that we are with. This is not just based on a skiers level of ability. It’s about identifying which learning styles and communication methods their progression favours. What this means is that our teaching model is about understanding different phases and styles of learning. We adapt our teaching styles to get the most out of an individual person’s development. We also understand and adapt to people when they are in different stages of skill development. So our instructors are trained to find, recognise, and adapt to these attributes in people. Augmenting their teaching styles to better suit the needs of different people.

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Ski Bus Timetables for Megeve, St Gervais, and Les Contamines

Evasion Ski Area Ski Bus Timetables

Ski Bus Timetables in one place

We thought that considering we cover the whole evasion ski area, it might be useful to have all the ski bus timetables in one place. Therefore we have put all the free ski bus services over the whole evasion ski area right here, and you can save them to your phone for later.

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Live Megeve, St Gervais Snow Reports & Ski Area Lift Open Status

Megeve St Gervais Ski Lift Times and Snow Conditions

Live updates of ski lift operating times in Megeve, St Gervais, and Les Contamines. Piste and trail opening status, lift opening status, and snow conditions.

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How to Learn Movements & Skills for Skiing

Skiing Skills

A Model for Learning Movements & Skills

Skills for skiing

Some people are born with being able to sprint fast or other talented gifts. Such as being able to obtain skills for skiing effortlessly. But what about those who are not blessed with these abilities and genetics. I am a professional and I am going to tell you that its possible to teach these things, and all motor skills. By first understanding how we learn movement patterns and skills. Which brings me to the Fitts and Posner Three Stage model of acquiring a motor skill. While there are different learning styles to which individuals process and understand information. The process we go through when acquiring motor skills is similar for everyone. Even though motor skills vary widely in type and complexity, such as skills for skiing. The acquisition process is still similar for all. Paul Fitts (1964, Fitts & Posner, 1967) proposed three stages (or phases) of acquiring a motor skill: the cognitive, associative, and autonomous stages (see the table below).

1st Stage of Skill Development

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Strength & Conditioning for Skiers

strength training for skiers

Workout Routine for Skiers

The most effective way to keep developing your skiing performance without being on the mountain, is in the gym. Here we share with you a specially crafted physical training routine for performance skiing. Created using a periodisation approach to change your body into a skiing machine. The routine details 4 main periods followed by maintenance and development. Each period focuses on building different strengths that build upon the advantages of the last. The training program below details the periodisation and intensity first. Followed by detailing the split routines for each period.

Here’s a downloadable copy of the strength and conditioning routine.

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Megeve, St Gervais, & Les Contamines Ski Lesson Meeting Points & Piste Map

Ski Area Map

Here is our handy google resort map for St Gervais, Megeve, and Les Contamines. Enable location services on your phone and use it as a GPS piste map to guide you around the ski area, restaurants, and our lesson meeting points. Alternatively if you are looking for our Chamonix map click through to our meeting point piste map of Chamonix.

Hint: click on the icons to see its details, phone numbers, and directions.

Megeve & St Gervais Ski Areas – Freedom Snowsports Meeting Points

At the centre of the Evasion ski area is Megeve. The Evasion ski area is comprised of 3 main areas; Megeve, St Gervais, and Les Contamines. We explain some of the details about each of the ski areas in the map above (click on the icons), and also below in plain text.

Read the ski area guides below

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St Gervais, Megeve, Chamonix Weather & Webcam

General synopsis and detailed 3 day mountain weather forecast for the entire Mt Blanc valley area

Weather and Webcam Updated daily at 8am.

Live webcam st gervais and megeve is placed at the top of mt d’arbois. The weather report is relevant to all skiing in the Mt Blanc valley; Chamonix skiing, Megeve Skiing, and St Gervais Skiing.

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Links to Holidays & Other Skiing Resources

Resources to holiday providers, travel agents, properties and more.

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Links to UK Snowsport Clubs & Centres

UK snow centres, skiing venues, and clubs.

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Links to Ski Shops & Ski Rental

Links to ski shops and equipment rental services for the resort areas we operate.

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