How To Ski Tips – Skiing With Confidence
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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    50 years of teaching here! Confidence! No matter who you are or what you have done on skis, you can lose your confidence on slopes you have previously mastered. In was a Master mogul skier since the very early 70's. In my mid 50's I went into a easy mogul field and for whatever reason I was Paralyzed. This is when I was skiing every other weekend so it confused me. I almost had to Walk Down the hill. Lack of confidence can hit you any time so the best way to handle it is get to an easy slope and stay there. The confidence will come back so don't be discouraged.

    P.S. Do you want to know how I dealt with it that day. When down, had a bite to eat and Two glasses of wine. Went back up and I was ripping the moguls. Both extremes happened in that same day. Now I don't recommend people getting drunk but it was the relaxation that allowed me to ski again. Problem is, it only lasted for two runs and I was back where I started. Some days you just have to stay on a easier slope or the bar and a fireplace is not a bad alternative. Nobody says you HAVE to ski that day. There are other ways to have fun. Fighting it is Not fun.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    yea i have to do this when yhe track is plowed.. and not straightened by machines..

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    i’ve gotta a skiing date tomorrow so i gotta become good quick

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Sometimes when I’m on the bunny hill. I crash into the elevator and stop it. How do I avoid it again cause I learned how to turn left and right but I’m afraid I will crash again.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Amazing, Thank you for sharing an important skill. www.ripclear.com

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Great video and breathtaking scenery. I am going skiing in 3 weeks and have not skied in over 10 years, so I found this video very helpful; as I watched, it all came back to me.🎿👍

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Nice ski jacket, where to find it in the US?
    Thanks

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    I am scared when I hear the wind when skiing

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Easy to say by someone who can ski and has confidence

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    How to be confident 101

    be confident

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Where are you skiing here I went to Romaina to ski last year for the first time and it was unbelievable I pick up the basics very quickly and by the next day I was at the top of the mountain, I figured trowing myself in the deep end was the best way to learn and don't get me wrong there where moments where I thought to myself iv bitten more off than I could chew, I could see how someone that wasn't a kind of all or nothing type would struggle for a while but I suppose that's part of the problem it being pretty expensive to ski, that's why I loved Romania so much, it was very cheap.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    You are such a pro that I feel guilty to be watching this for free. I love your videos. Greetings from Poland 🙂

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    This is very much my largest problem, so far a few weeks into learning to ski, I find the whole thing unpleasant, I'm anxious and scared. This is what I need to overcome.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Bad choice of colours, man!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    thanks. I was doing a red run yesterday but I honestly couldn't do it, I kept falling and after that I lost my confidence. I just lost control everytime i tried I turn and when I turn on steeper hills I end up by my skis crossing and then I fall. I tried some easier blue runs aswell and it was definitely alot easier, any tips for red runs? xx

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    thank you for this video.I am going skiing in January with my school in Italy,i have never been skiing before and we have all the equipment bought and hired form the resort.I am still really nervous about it though,because on of my friends said that his sister came home with a broken leg.i dont want to accidently brake a bone,do you have any tips for not getting injured?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Can you do a video of how to handle icy slopes of varying gradients?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Darren, you can't be more right! This is the one thing that helped build my confidence. I come from a motorcycle road racing background and if there's anything that they teach, it's to ALWAYS look through the turn. When you look directly in front of you, the turns seem to come "much faster" and it's hard to prep for the subsequent turns. I applied this same principle into skiing (my racing background is what drove me get into skiing as well), where as I looked further down the slope, I was anticipating what was coming at me 2-3 turns ahead. Great nugget of advice!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Hi what is the location of this clip please!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Darren , your a legend , meerkat skiing 🙂 quality

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    The most articulate instructor online but my only criticism is his weak, nearly absent pole plant. As a former gs racer I'm not impressed by that aspect of his skiing style. A firm commanding pole plant is essential, especially in the steeps at high speeds. It also sets pacing for turn initiation over a variety of terrain.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Thanks for the answer. I learnt skiing from your videos. You are great teacher…

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Get up, stand up!!!! get up to ski down!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    lol, you make such a great instructor. Thanks so much for all the great videos.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    This really helps!I found that, having fallen and hurt my side the day before, I was really tense and skiing really badly the next day. In fact, it was hurting my side even more. When I took a few deep breaths and let my muscles relax, I skied better, felt mor confident, and my side loosened up nicely.Top videos!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Can you help me i have 1 problem.I am not confident to ski on a sharp downhill i get the feeling that I'm going to go very fast and lose control but i want to try what do i do?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Not to mention people who do this have no awareness of other skiers around them!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Sometimes 2 beers slope-side helps too.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Yo! Looks nice. supply ticket

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Love these Darren. Best lessons on the web!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    I think he skis in Serre Chevalier in France

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Where is it you are skiing?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Haha! meerkat skiing! Nice one.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Meerkat! Best description ever! I totally do that! You make great videos, I really enjoy them. Cheers from Big Sky, Montana!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Hi Darren, will you be/are you at the London Ski Show this weekend?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Great tip. Beautiful snow. Where is it, Darren?

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