The Warren Smith Ski Academy is famous for its level of excellence at training recreational skiers, ski instructors and athletes.
Courses cover a wide range of the
skiing spectrum – some examples of which are:
Technique, Biomechanics and Equipment: these three aspects of skier development will be worked on together at all times to guarantee success. All courses consist of 5 hours of coaching each day and video analysis sessions.
OUR UNIQUE SKi
Visit the Ski Technique Lab to get yourself ready to ski and unlock your full potential!
Ankle flex range
Improper flex of the ankle will force a skier to compensate with other points of the body. Usually, over flexing at the knee. Either due to a lack of mobility, strength, technical awareness or sub optimal equipment. Are any of these factors holding you back?
Learn to activate the muscles controlling adduction and abduction in the legs, essential to maintaining a functional stance. Without the ability to control the inside and outside leg a skier will struggle to maintain control of the skis. Are you in control?
Leg steering range
Many skiers use the upper body to affect a change in direction of their skis, this is wrong. The most effective way to create a steering of the skis is by using our legs independently of the upper body. Do you have the range to unleash your skiing potential?
Dynamic Flexion & Extension
How and when we flex our legs whilst skiing massively influences our ability to ski well and effectively. Do you have the correct patterns and strength to maintain good alignment through this movement range? Do you know when to apply these movements in your skiing?
Improved leg lean
Without leaning the skis cannot do their job. With too much leaning the ski may not be able to keep you from falling over. A sufficient range of movement to be able to separate the upper and lower body at the hips is essential to achieving great skiing. How’s yours?
Being strong in this area of the body will enable you to withstand the stresses and strains that skiing puts on the body, whilst greatly improving your chances of avoiding certain injuries and ensuring your body can function to allow great skiing. How stable is yours?