How To Slalom Ski
Learning how to slalom ski is one of the most difficult kinds of skiing to master. Learning how to slalom ski requires not only speed, but an incredible amount of balance and precision.
Before you start learning how to slalom ski, you will need to gather the following items.
- Slalom Skis
- Slalom Course
Once you have gathered these items, it is time to start learning how to slalom ski.
- Find a slalom course that matches your skill level. The first step in learning how to slalom ski is finding a slalom course that matches your skill level. If you are not comfortable turning sharply at high speeds, you don't want to start learning how to slalom ski on a steep course. When learning how to slalom ski, your focus should be on your form and making it through all the gates, not on speed.
- Work on your turns. Learning how to slalom ski is all about the turns. Practice keeping good form on sharp turns as you do practice runs through the slalom course. Keep your knees bent, your poles tucked under your arms, and your skis parallel to one another. When you turn, lean on the edges of your skis to turn sharply, that way you can make it through each gate quickly.
- Practice. The last step in learning how to slalom ski is simply practicing. As you become more comfortable with your turns you can work on increasing your speed as you go through the slalom course. As time progresses you will become faster and faster. Before you know it you will have learned how to slalom ski with the best of them.