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Fun, interesting, or useful articles about skiing, the sport, training, or skiing culture in general.


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

How to Learn Skiing Skills & Movements

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

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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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Kids Ski Awards & Ability Levels

Kids Ski Awards & Ability Levels

Freedom Snowsports kids ski awards system has 9 levels, here are the descriptions of what each level means. As well as what a skier at each level is able to achieve.
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