ski tips with Josh Foster sponsored by big white ski resort Canada's favorite family resort in the beautiful Okanagan Valley Kelowna BC we've got some great steep terrain here in the cliff you know one of the things that I think of skiing this stuff is the link between my turns needs to be smooth so to have a smooth link from one turn to the next do you kind of bring the baggage that you had in the previous turn into the start of the next turn so if you're kind of out of balance or out of alignment what you do at the end of one turn moves into the next you know I was skiing the other day with my favorite ski buddy Kate how from Aspen and we're talking to ski geeks do and we noticed a common thing amongst people here in this steep stuff come on with me I'll show you what I mean so I have a look here guys one of the things that Kate and I noticed is at the end of a turn what a lot of people do is they kind of open up get to here and then they stand up and open up like that you can see it when I slow things down here like that but when you open up like that essentially what it does is it stands you off makes you a bit tippy and wobbly and it also puts you back up the hill and in the back seat that's no good here's a way to fix it come on with me so to have that smooth link from one turn to the next I want to take good balance and strength from the end of the turn to the start of the next turn I can do that by just adjusting my stance a little bit so the stance adjustment that I make is one where it's a little bit lower and a little bit tighter moving from one turn to the next hey check this out if I take at all and open and wobbly balance position into the start of my next turn well that's no good but if I can tighten it up lower it like that I've got a low strong stable balance position and that's way better to move in your next turn I call this one the bullet just like that let's try a few more so by lowering my stance and tightening it up a little bit into that bullet kind of shape what it lets me do is it lets me move from balance and strength from the end of one turn to the beginning of the next so here we go again guys lower and tighter at the end of the turn leaves you balanced and strong that way you take that balance and strength into the start of your next turn tall and wobbly well you move into the next turn tall and wobbly as well I hope that one works for you for a beautiful big white ski resort Canada's favorite family resort to step aside Kelowna BC I'm Josh we'll see you next time

Tips Up with Josh Foster – Skiing The Steeps

10 thoughts on “Tips Up with Josh Foster – Skiing The Steeps

  • June 3, 2019 at 4:19 pm
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    Good stuff. Thanks.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 4:19 pm
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    He sounds like kermit

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  • June 3, 2019 at 4:19 pm
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    The motorcyclist is a Mug if he pays road tax , when he could use that money to see someone. Don't hate the player hate the game .

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  • June 3, 2019 at 4:19 pm
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    Very good and interesting points with super illustrations. Thanks!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 4:19 pm
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    Good thing I discovered this channel. That resort looks great. Thanks for the lessons.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 4:19 pm
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    Great job again Josh!!! Toes not nose. I love it. Saving me $$$

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  • June 3, 2019 at 4:19 pm
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    Very Good points about skiing the steeps. I like the part on how imperative it is to keep your stance low. I am a blue skier trying to carve the blacks. The snow you are skiing on is easy to control your speed. However, here in the east the steeps get pretty slick and is very difficult to get an edge in the snow. Although while I am making turns while maintaining a low stance, I  struggle to carve turns. I am sliding big time and struggling to control speed. Of course only the elite skiers are skiing these slick steeps flawlessly. I am not talking about black ice. Just those steep, slick runs. 

    When there is snow as such like you were skiing on, I can ski steep runs fairly well. so much easier to control speed.  Still, you do make good points about skiing the steeps.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 4:19 pm
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    0:47 The mountain seems to like your skiing a little TOO much…

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  • June 3, 2019 at 4:19 pm
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    Josh are you doing a little hop as you change your direction to allow your skis to turn rapidly w/o getting hung up in the snow?, it looks as if you are. I was having some trouble coming down some steeps this past weekend especially getting hung up in the mounds of powder when initiating the new turn and maybe keeping my skis on the snow was my problem.

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