How To Jump On Skis
By keeping some basic guidelines in mind, you can learn how to jump on skis. Ski jumping is a popular sport that takes skill and practice--however, it can provide hours of fun and entertainment. Bring a friend or family member along on the first few attempts in case of injury or accident. Mastering how to jump on skis will provide you with the self-confidence to attempt a variety of other skiing tricks and techniques.
- Find a ski jump that is appropriate for your ability. It is important that beginning jumpers learn the basics on a small ski jump before attempting a larger, more difficult jump on skis.
- Approach the jump. Make sure to gather speed as you get closer to the ramp. Approach the ramp head on, with both poles under your arms.
- Keeping your knees bent slightly, glide over the ramp. Make sure to keep your speed consistent in order to achieve optimal results.
- As you approach the end of the jump, bend your knees slightly, putting your body into a squatting position. Point your skis slightly up.
- While in the air, keep your knees bent and feet together. Your skis should be parallel to each other, and your body stiff.
- As you land, keep your knees bent. Rotate your skis forward in order to land a perfect jump. Practice ski jumping on a small ramp until you feel as if your jump has been perfected. Once you can perform this jump with little to no difficulty, begin attempting larger and more difficult ski jumps.