hi this is Dave Smith with Hillcrest ski and sports in Gresham Oregon on behalf of expert village in this tutorial we will cover beginning skiing in this clip we'll cover controlling your speed and stopping controlling your speed and stopping on skis are both products of the wedge a position in which you have the tips of your skis together and the tails apart by controlling the size of this wedge you can control your speed and ultimately stop the skinny or the wedge the faster you will go the bigger the wedge the slower you will go as you're doing the wedge it's important to remember to keep your knees apart as if you had a basketball between your knees don't let them come together so that they're touching that will make it difficult to use your edges for beginners sometimes the easiest way to think of this position is pizza smaller slice of pizza means you'll go faster bigger slice of pizza means you'll go slower and come to a stop once you're comfortable with controlling your speed using the wedge you can use another position to gain more speed which we refer to as french fry position in which your skis are pointed straight downhill and parallel to each other in this position you will pick up speed very quickly so be careful at first from french fry position gradually work yourself into the wedge position to slow down and stop completely you

Beginner Snow Skiing Lessons : How to Control Speed & Stop: Skiing Tips
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38 thoughts on “Beginner Snow Skiing Lessons : How to Control Speed & Stop: Skiing Tips

  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    I love how Americans use fast food references to explain things.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    This one minute video thought me more than a 90 min ski lesson

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Who going to big bear California

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Hi, great video and tips thank you 🙂 I have just written my own and would really love your opinion, please. https://snowgaper.com/skiing-tips-for-beginners/

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    Christopher

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    It's critical to teach them to keep their body in the center between the boots so both skis are on their inside edge the same amount. Move to on side, that ski will flatten and the other will be too much on edge. Turns won't be possible. At 1:05, your hip moved to the right, that ski flattened out and the left ski locked onto the inside edge. You will only slide sideways down the hill.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    I skied yesterday and today at school

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Umm, I donˋt know if I learned anything, but I sure am hungry now lol. Give this man a thumbs up!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Awesome … I tried this today … worked like magic …. thanks for the time and the effort .

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    If you french fry when you're supposed to pizza, you're gonna have a bad time.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    The only video a starter can understand!Good job! 🙂

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Skiing is awesome! Liked it. Thanks for sharing.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    I have never skied before, but tomorrow I'm gonna take lessons, but this was very helpful! Now I will be kind of a head of the game :D!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Watched this laying on the side of the mountain after wiping out at Mizuho in Japan my first time on the slope. It helped me have a pretty good rest of the day.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    PROS DON'T WEDGE. HOW DO YOU STOP?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Why they don't let kids at a certain lvl. get poles is because turning at med.- high speed with the "pizza" or "snowplow" can cause you too twist your knee (I've seen it.) and poles add more danger.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Look at the one you get off a Ski Lift. What would it look like if a kid fell?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    This really helped a lot and seriously,french fry and pizza? I'm hungry 

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Nice video. I like the pace.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Thumbs up if you're hungry now. xD Pizza

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    i'm 11  and i ski for a team u were snow ploughing mate

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Going to a skiing lesson tomorrow, it's my first time skiing. Thanks for the tips! 🙂 they will help.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    he's always looking down, i think he's reading a paper

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Thanks 🙂 goin on saturday :L

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    goin skiing in 3 weeks, any tips for beginners, that you should not or should do???

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    So I'm about to go skiing today! Wish me luck

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    in skiing it's pizza – french fry… so in snowboarding is it hotdog – hotdog?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    I wish I saw this before I went skiing for the first time yesterday. I ended up with a busted lip and knee!but after three attempts I naturally learned how to stop n slow down. This video just confirmed my technique was accurate.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Thank you, this helped. i was having difficulty controlling speed bcos i was parallel and i was speeding more than i could handle. i tried to slow down by turning till i was facing uphill – didn't help much bcos i couldn't stop in time and mostly kept falling. i am going to try the pizza technique!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    can you just do a hockey stop?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    If you don't control your speed, your gonna have a bad time.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Its like a parallel turn that becomes sliding sideways, then you use the edges more to slow and stop. Look for video examples.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Start learning the hockey stop. It's gonna be difficult at first, you might spin around backwards by mistake once or twice, but that's how you will have to stop on steeper slopes/higher speeds.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Expertvillage suuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    I did a 2 hour ski lesson and I could stop fine on a slight slope but just on a bit of a steeper slope, I couldnt stop no matter how far I put my heels out.. I dont know why?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Pizzas and french fries.. Oh great now im hungry! =P

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    I'm going to kill myself trying to ski D:

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    @TheAtheistFuture Umm….duh….it isn't meant for anything more than low speeds and small hills and you can't parallel in the lift line. Both styles are needed and you have to start somewhere.

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