DOWNHILL SKIING


FREE SKIING & RACING


I add videos to this page weekly through the ski season


  • Der Hahnenkamm, Kitzbuehel, Austria – 360° Race Interactive (Rotate camera to watch a rear view; note how fast he leaves the starting gate)

FREE SKIING



INSTRUCTION – TIPS & DRILLS



BASICS



INTERMEDIATE – ADVANCED


  • SHORT TURN DRILLS .
    (1) Separation
    (2) Early Edging
    (3) More Grip through knees & ankles
  • CARVING TIPS FOR BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE .
    – Carving vs. Skidding – Stomp It
    (1) Traverse the Hill setting an edge
    (2) J-Turn.
    (3) Roll the knees, ankles, feet – Railroad Drill
    (4) Inclination Critical Edge Angle
    (5) Inclination + Angulation
  • CARVING TURNS .
    (1) Start Easy
    (2) Stay Forward in Transition
    (3) Open up your Stance – Shoulder to Hip Width
  • BALANCE FORE & AFT – STEEPER SLOPES & SHORT TURNS .
    – Shifting the pressure on the soles of your feet
    Drills (1) Pushing & Pulling (2) Posture Adjustment
  • INSIDE LEG & KNEE .
    – Putting the Inside Ski on Edge
  • FLOW & SMOOTH TURNS .
    (1) Turn Shape – “S” Turns NOT “Z” Turns
    (2) Inside Knee Up – Like riding a bicycle
  • INCREASING EDGE ANGLE on an ADVANCED SKIER .
    (1) Gradually increase pressure but DON’T push out on the outside leg
    (2) Allow gravity to drop your pelvis vertically to achieve higher edge angle on the outside leg
  • TOPPLING for BIG EDGE ANGLES .
  • TURNING ON ICE .
    – Shoulder Width Stance
    (1) Initiation – Early Edge Engagement – new outside ski on edge as soon as possible
    (2) Patience – Apply pressure smoothly
    (3) Separation to avoid Rotation – squeeze side of upper body until the end of the turn and then release
    (4) More Flow – Less Force

VIDEOS WITHOUT COMMENTARY



RACING


FIS RACERS FREE SKIING



LOCAL RACING



STARTING TECHNIQUE



DOWNHILL



SUPER G RACING


(1) ALEX PINTURAULT – FRANCE → Race (Slow Motion)
(2) GUILLERMO FAYED – FRANCE → Race (Slow Motion)
(3) LINDSEY VONN – USA → Training (Slow Motion)


GS – GIANT SLALOM RACING


(1) MARCEL HIRSCHER – ÖSTERREICH → Slow Motion (Race) Training (GoPro following)
(2) TED LIGETY (USA) → Video (Slow Motion) · YouTube


SL – SLALOM RACING


MEN
(1) MARCEL HIRSCHER – ÖSTERREICH → Training – 1 | Training – 2 | Training – 3 | Training – 4
(2) TED LIGETY – USA →  YouTube
(3) JULIEN LIZEROUX – FRANCE → Training (Slow Motion)
WOMEN
(1) MARIE-MICHELLE GAGNON – CANADA → Training
(2) MIKAELA SHIFFRIN – USA → Training
(3) LINDSEY VONN – USA → Slow Motion Training


INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS & TEAMS



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