up until now you've been using the snowplow at the start of the turn and then once you've got around the corner letting the skis come parallel what we're going to look at today is keeping the skis parallel all the way through the turn from beginning to end there's a few skills you're going to need to learn let's take a look you've been starting the turn with the snowplow getting around the corner and then if the body positions right you're probably finding that skis sliding in quite easily we're going to make that happen earlier in earlier so our goal for today is getting our skis going around the whole corner parallel here I'm starting to turn in a snow plow and letting the skis come in parallel at the very end as I've become more confident and pick up speed I can open up that knee and let the ski roll in we need to be able to commit earlier and earlier to the outside ski you

Intermediate Ski Lesson #3.1 – Introduction to Skiing Parallel
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26 thoughts on “Intermediate Ski Lesson #3.1 – Introduction to Skiing Parallel

  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Hi, may I know where is it?
    I was skiing in Switzerland but the ski path was quite narrow which made me hard to practice…

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    These lessons make the entire process look so easy – I got on skis and was able to do parallel turns on the first day (perhaps during the first run haha) – it was awesome to be able to pull that out but after I watched some footage of myself I figured out that I missed the important part – "do not rush anything", as my technique leaves much to be desired. Not enough time spent practicing balance, body position and angulation in a wedge/plough, that's why my parallel turns even on intermediate terrain look sloppy (and z-shape, not s-shape). Now I bought some really good boots and I'm going back to the basics, listening to Darren more carefully, and relearning everything from scratch 🙂
    Rushing things works on snowboard – once you get down the two turns, you can go down pretty much any slope in like 5 days. Skiing just doesn't work like that – you basically cannot tackle even intermediate terrain before you've perfected beginner terrain. That's a bummer…

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    It looks good, but I don't know what "open up that knee" means.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    ik kom uit nederland 🙂

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    You do great work! I need those gloves! How do I get them

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    This series of tutorials have been amazing.. i basically taught myself how to make my turns in one week of watching these! Thanks so much.. helped me gain the confidence needed to have some really great runs ! .

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Where is this filmed at?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    starts screaming PIZZA!!!!!! REMEMBER UR PIZZA !!!!!!!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Hi thanks for the ski school I have skied down some intermediate trails but one problem is that it's very steep so how can I avoid being afraid of skiing steep hills

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    I've always found it hard to get rid of the snow plough and be able to ski parallel. But next time I go skiing it shouldn't be that hard thanks to you!
    I've watch all of your intermediate lessons so when I go skiing, I just watch the videos again and try them out on the mountain!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    I'm a rather large guy, 6'1 280 lbs and I've gone skiing like 5 times. The problem I keep having is about halfway down the hill I start moving way too fast to the point that I'm just zooming straight down the hill. What would be your best suggestion to help with this and get more under control?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    I just skied twice, my second being today! I got down a very hard green run with my Mom! It was awesome. And the only way I succeeded was because of you. Thanks so much!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Excellent lessons, they helped a LOT! Shared and subscribed.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    So, Elate Media, looking for any advice.

    I didn't start skiing until age 42 and been doing it 4 years now. It took me 2 years to get off bunny slope. I can do green runs just fine and blues as long as it's in short bursts, supposedly. The places I ski are in and near Anchorage, Alaska and are nothing compared to Alyeska south of Anchorage.

    The places I want to go are the top of a mountain and blue runs at most gentle. If I can't do perfect parallels at relatively high speed, which I can't, should I avoid them until then? Afraid if I do decide to try them then I'll be walking or skidding my way down them. 

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Very useful…I'm heading skiing today and will be teaching my kids these skills.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Thanks for the lessons! Makes Skiing look easy, about to find out for the first time tomorrow, hope to come back in one piece! Again great videos!!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    What do you mean by outer ski? which one up or down?, truly need help pls 

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    I hope winter comes faster!!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    These videos are very helpful !

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Hey! Thanks a lot for this helpful video. By the way, I notice many people keep on talking about Avalorexon Training Program (search on google), but I'm not sure if it is good. Have you ever tried this ski program called Avalorexon Training Program? I've heard several incredible things about it.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Thank you on great ski lessons. Can you recommend me some ski resorts for beginners that have easy slopes on which I can practice skiing somewhere in central Europe (Slovenia or Austria or Italy).

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    hi, where have your videos been shot?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Sounds like you did really well but you are exactly right, spend a little bit more time on the easier slopes and make it second nature, glad you found the films useful.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    Went skiing for the first time yesterday and within a few runs was really starting to feel comfortable with skiing parrallel, on the easy slopes at least. Felt intimidated on some of the steeper sections though and the technique quickly went out the window. Just need to practice a bit more on the easier slopes I suppose. Watching your videos before we went definitely made the day a success though. Thanks!

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