|Personal Check list
Skis __ Boots __
Cat Tracks __ Poles __
Gloves/Mittens __ Hand warmers
___ Helmet / hat
__ Sun Glasses/goggles
__ anti-fog cloth for goggles
Sun Tan Lotion/Lip balm (both >15 SP/F)
__ Tissue Paper
___ Ski cable & lock __ Wax __
Pocket Tool Kit / knife
Socks/liners __ Foot
pad __ Helmet/Hat/Cap/headband
__ Drink __ Aspirin / medications
__ Season pass __ Discount or club cards
__ Layer your clothing to adjust to changing temperatures.
__ Change of clothing for drive home
Tips on Slope Wear
Sunglasses/goggles: 100% UV protection;
amber lens helps in flat light.
light, wicking layer of polypropelene, capilene or CoolMax.
No cotton, or wool if you’re allergic to it (includes sock
& glove liners & headband)
layer: Polartec or other polyester fleece, or wool.
May only need this layer on top, esp. if pants or bibs have
Waterproof/windproof i.e. top & pants or bibs, or all-in-one shell,
waterproof gloves and boots.
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Car Check List
__ Snow Chains (make sure it fits tires and in good
__ Know which tires the chains will go on
__ Tire condition: thread wear, air pressure, lug nuts
__ Spare tire condition and tools for changing tire
__ Ground Cloth when putting on snow chains
__ Items you don’t mind getting dirty from putting on
Spare Jacket, Spare pants (overalls).
__ Ice/Snow Scraper __
Map __ Flashlight
__ Windshield clean and prep, wipers in good conditioned
__ Head/tail lights working and cleaned
__ Battery __
Antifreeze in radiator
__ Check ski rack: mounting, locks, straps, clamps
__ Tools that may come in handy: Pliers, wrench set, screw
driver set, crow bar
Emergency items: Flares, blanket, radio, food, drinks, toilet kit, map
Key Points to skiing:
Stretch before putting on skis.
Make sure you have no wrinkles in the socks when putting on
Wedge: Tips fist
width apart and Tails brushed out to form a solid “V” Shape.
Shins should be
touching boot tongue
Ankles are flexed
Roll over the big
toe to apply inside ski edging
Release wedge edge to move forward:
Allow skis to go
flat by not rolling over big toe and
taller. Shin should
continue to touch tongue of boot.
Bring the skis
together so that they are shoulder width apart and parallel to each other.
If you feel unstable just brush out the tails of the skis
wider keeping the “V“ shape. This
will prevent you from falling in 80% of the time.
Slowing and Stopping: In
the wedge position apply more inside edge to
increase slowing and stopping power.
To do so try the following, add
more roll over on your big toe creating a solid inside edge,
hold the wedge shape steady in a good “v” position and keep
your shins in contact with boot tongue.
- Ski in an athletic stance
- Be perpendicular to the slope.
- Downhill ski has most of the weight and pressure applied to
the inside edge.
- Angulate your upper body over the downhill ski.
-Your upper body angulates in the opposite direction you are
-Use your feet and ankle as the first line of movement in
-Use feet and ankle rotary and flexing movements with knees
supporting their movement.
-Keep a quiet upper body in regards to movement
Feel the pressure points on the bottom of your feet
Do not curl the toes inside the boot.
- The Turn: Prior
to turn make weight transfer to the new downhill ski, making sure you
are over the ski as it comes around to face the fall line
a bit on the new down hill ski to position it on the sweet
spot). Steer the new
downhill ski and roll over the big toe to initiate the inside edge.
Remember the downhill ski has the majority of the pressure
(weight) and the uphill ski