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Teach Yourself Terrain

Five Steps Towards Learning

 
Utilizing Terrain to help your movements

Located on the lower portion of our ski area are 5 easy steps for you to teach yourself this brand new skill.  On occasion, there will be some of our awesome instructors near these areas to assist if you need it.  

Or if you're feeling up to it, go solo and learn all on your own!  Up to you.  But these are designed specifically with each step, to get you from beginner to advance in no time.

After you feel confident we suggest you take a Group or Private Lesson with one of our instructors.  

THE FIVE STEPS

 

STEP #1

FLATS

  • TRY to push and glide.
  • Get a feeling for your equipment.
  • Having sticks or a board attached to your feet is a new feeling for many so take it slow.  
  • Falling happens.  It's ok.
  • Just get up and try again!

 

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STEP #2 

MINI CHUTE

  • A tiny halfpipe with small inclines on each side.  
  • A little gravity will help you glide down the slopes.  
  • The other side will help you slow down.  
  • An easy down followed by an easy up!

 

STEP #3

ROLLERS & RETURN 

  • Small little snow made rollers (think big speed bumps) will help you learn your speed as you go up and back down again.
  • A finishing sloped rise (not a 90 degree wall!) will assist / help you slow down and eventually stop.
  • A fun learning curve for young and old.

 

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STEP #4 

BANKED TURNS

  • Fun "S" banked turns will allow you turn gradually. 
  • These S turns are slightly sloped and your skis will naturally turn with the banked terrain. 
  • This is the basis of skiing and riding. 
  • Mastering turns is one of the final steps before you can get up on a chairlift to hit the top!

 

STEP #5

PERFECT SLOPE

  • We manicure a gradual slope that is flat from edge to edge so you can practice those turns you just learned in the banked S Turns.
  • Practice on this slope to master your turns before you head off onto some other areas of the mountain!
  • Practice makes perfect.  Remember falling is just apart of learning.  Simply get up and try again.  
  • Good Luck!

 

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