Alpine Programs

Freeski Moguls in a V-Shaped Corridor

ATS Phase 6 | Girls Ages 16+, Boys Ages 17+ | 10+ years skiing

Objective:  Ski in moguls starting with large 20-24m turns and gradually decrease the radius of each successive turn over a series of 10 to 15 turns concluding with turns that fit an individual mogul.

Primary Skill:  Balance (perception, anticipation)

Justification:  Turn size and shape need to be able to be dictated by the skier. Gradual changes in turn size demonstrate the skier has fine motor control with regards to body mechanics. Perception and anticipation of where to place and describe the turn without gates suggests that the skier has control and can initiate and conduct the intended turn.

Slope:  Expert terrain with moguls.

Set-up:  A start and finish are defined only.

Description:  The drill is 10-15 turns in duration.

  • Starting with a long radius turn (20-24m) the turns gradually decrease in radius
  • Final turn radius matches a mogul-sized turn

Criteria for Perfect Execution:

  • Balance is maintained in all three planes
  • Turns are linked without traverse
  • Turns gradually become smaller
  • No abrupt changes in turn size or shape
  • Turns are symmetric from left to right
  • Turns that are consistent and round while carrying a high rate of speed

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