Whew! The last few weeks have been very hectic. The "real" job has been taking a toll but that should calm down for the month of February with the Olympics. Speaking of which we'll be doing some blogging from Vancouver and trying to bring the behind the scenes stories when we can.
Changes to the blog are our new logo which should be obivous. I'm hoping our videographer gets in town soon so we can start putting up some of our skills progression videos. While it is a bit late for this year working on skills is something that should be done everytime we hit the slopes. Every athlete and coach I know when they get a chance to ski is working on something to improve or trying a new move to see how that affects balance, ski action, speed, entry into the turn, turn finish or just ease of getting down the hill.
Pick one thing to work on and then try each run to apply that "thing". Could be as simple as keeping your hands where you can see them. Dropping hands and letting one hand swing behind the body are very common mistakes which affect how the ski is working. Dropping a hand or letting a hand get behind the plane of your body (move below and behind your field of vision) is one of the most common ways a ski looses edge. The body starts to twist when the hands drop and swing and this "rotation" ends up in the legs, knees and ankles and then the ski edge starts to skid. No skidding!
There is new snow at Vail this past weekend with another 13" on the ground. Reports from Jackson Hole are a recent 30" so seems the storms hitting Utah are either going North to Wyoming and Montana or South to New Mexico and Southern Colorado. We can only hope for a small change in the jet stream and then have some epic spring skiing!
Thanks for checking in and have a blast on the slopes wherever you are.