Freeski with Parallel Skis

Ages 2-6- Play age 1-4 years in sport

Objective: To ski medium radius turns with parallel skis.
Primary Skill: Balance; a blending of rotation, edging, and pressure.
Justification: To blend the skills of rotary, edging, and pressure.
Slope: Very easy intermediate groomed terrain.
• The skier skis eight medium radius round
turns with speed
• Skis are parallel throughout the maneuver
Criteria for perfect execution:
• Balance is maintained in all three planes
• Linked round turns, maintaining speed
• The skis are tipped up on edge to turn such that they are carving
• The skier is outside ski dominant
• Leg rotation is independent of the upper body
Kid-Friendly Start Instructions:
• Ski eight carved, round medium turns
• Ski with speed and good balance
Based on the description and criteria for perfect execution above, the skier will be judged on a scale from 0 to 10 where 10 is perfect demonstration

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