Alpine Programs

Freeskiing in Varied Terrain and Snow Conditions

ATS Phase 5 | Girls Ages 12-16, Boys Ages 14-17 | 6-11 years skiing

Objective: To demonstrate that the skis can be maneuvered and used as a tool in varied terrain.

Primary Skill: Balance

Justification: Varied terrain challenges balance in all directions. Changing snow conditions challenge the ability to perform accurately and react efficiently.

Slope: Expert terrain that has variable slope angle and side hills on non-groomed snow.

Description:

  • Skier skis the conditions presented making 10 turns while maintaining a consistent 20 to 22 meter turn size and shape regardless of the terrain and conditions
  • Link turns with minimal traversing, maintaining speed with turn shape
  • Any air time is controlled with skis paralleling the angle of the slope

Criteria for Perfect Execution:

  • Turns are round with consistent turn size
  • Minimal traversing
  • Skis are parallel and equidistant
  • Any air time is controlled and landed with the skis paralleling the angle of the landing slope
  • Skier skis with a high rate of speed

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Freeskiing in Varied Terrain and Snow Conditions Demonstration

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