Your Skiing Safety is paramount at all times.
On and off piste skiers are taught and encouraged to ski safe and smart. That means thinking right, dressing right, feeding right, warming up right, stretching right and skiing right. There's an order to skiing safety and success, it's very much hierarchical.
As Skier's advance they're often in a rush to progress. One thing Martin shows Skiers right away is to steady up.. this builds skier's confidence and clarity.
Intermediate skier's usually have a longing to learn how to carve their ski's. The Art of Skiing isn't about the carving turn, this is only one tiny part of the bigger picture.
Once Skiers get to the stage of Off Piste Skiing they're taught to manage their speed better.
Off Piste Skiing isn't about racing to the slopes after a fresh snowfall to get the first tracks in place... it's about being smart and responsible with your control. Then you're free to leave the best tracks and return home safely.
This is where both learners and even professionals mess up. So mastering a few skills and forming some good habits will enable you to enjoy a safer skiing experience.
The Mountain possesses natural hazards, showing respect and a willingness to learn is all part of the journey. Humility is an essential ingredient.
Martin encourages an open humble attitude that will set you apart ensuring a Safe, Smart and Successful Skiing future!
Always wear a transceiver.
Watch the daily weather forecast.
Never follow strangers off piste.
Always ski with friends.
Carry a rucksack with spare kit.
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