From out friends at Ski School, another very good video on how to ski bumps.
Bumps can be either an absolutely disaster if you don’t have the right technique, or a lot of fun if you do. Some people dread skiing the bumps–they’re terrified because they don’t know how to handle them.
Face it: if you ski, you will be forced to ski bumps. Might as well learn to ski them well.
That doesn’t mean you have to reach a level of expertise that will put you in mogul contests (it could happen, but…if you’re going that route, best amp up the physical training) but it does mean that you should be able to handle anything that comes your way on the ski slopes. With a little practice, your self-confidence will rise dramatically and you might find out the hidden secret of bump skiing: it can be fun if you do it right.
Good instruction, with lots of good information on technique. Watch it a few times before you hit the slopes again and get the mental picture of how to ski bumps in your mind. It won’t be long before you cruise right through them.
Being a competent skier means having the ability to ski in all types of conditions, not just on groomed slopes. With competence comes confidence and with confidence comes freedom.
And isn’t that one of the reasons we ski?
There’ll be more from the Winter Film Festival tomorrow, starting at 12;15PM.
See you at the bottom.
The Fine Print: Embed courtesy of our friends at You Tube, who have an amazingly large collection of great ski videos available for your viewing pleasure. Thanks, guys, for sharing. This post is number 952 for this site.