Skiing without Fear 03 Nov2013

Skiing without Fear

ALPINEMOJO Skiing without Fear by Roddy Willis So, there you are standing on the side of a mountain looking down the mogul strewn Black run your instructor has taken you to; wondering to yourself how you got yourself here and more importantly how you will get down? Now your charming instructor...

One Small Step 28 Jan2013

One Small Step

As a ski instructor one commonly notices a pattern between couples who ski together, the overriding image is of the ‘man’ teaching the woman to ski, when she clearly has a better technique than him. Pair this with the corporate weekend, where male bravado outshines talent and being scared...

Women & Skiing 28 Jan2013

Women & Skiing

In recent years ski courses have sprung up for ‘ladies only’.  I remember teaching in Whistler, Canada BC, over 15 years ago and there were several female ski teachers advertising weekend courses specifically for ladies.  It seemed, to me, a great idea, not specifically something that...

See Yourself 03 Dec2012

See Yourself

See Yourself and Go-Pro In my previous article (Metal Edges or Mental Edge) I wrote about Positive-self-talk. If you’ve got your Positive-self-talk dialled in – then it is time to ‘Go-Pro’ with some visualisation. Maybe, you already know that many top skiers use visualisation...

Metal or Mental 29 Oct2012

Metal or Mental

Metal Edges or Mental Edge Presumably if you are reading this article, then the chances are that at some point you have had a ski lesson. Your instructor might have told you to do ‘something’ with your legs and body so that your skis do ‘something’ on the snow? There really are only...