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Common beginner problem:
Controlling speed and stopping

: Problem solving
Level: Beginner
Author: Kobus Reyneke

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If you feel like an out-of-control banshee, here are a few tips to bring your skiing under control.
  • Make sure the terrain you're on is not too steep--find something more manageable.
  • Remove some of the fear by going to a slope that has a natural run-out at the bottom.
  • Stay in one turn until you slow down or stop--you'll almost face uphill at this point.
  • Consider taking a lesson.
  • If all else fails, make a very big wedge or simply sit down on the uphill side of both skis.

Work on these exercises:
(Click on the first exercise, work through it, then come Back here to do the others in sequence)

Print this out for future reference and remember to have fun!

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February 24, 2010

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