How To Ski On One Ski
By keeping some basic guidelines in mind, you can learn how to ski on one ski. While this skill appears difficult at first, with practice you will become as skilled at it as you are skiing with two skis.
- Find a beginning ski hill. It is important that you practice skiing on one ski in a location that is not too steep or dangerous. Once you have perfected your skills and ability, you can ski with one ski on more advanced slopes.
- Ski to the bottom of the ski lift. Once you have reached your destination, remove one of the skis. Make sure to keep on the ski that you feel is on your dominant leg, and remove the ski that is on your inferior leg.
- Ride the lift to the top of the hill, and look for one of the runs marked "beginner." As you approach the top of the hill, place your body in a centered stance similar to the one you use when exiting the lift with both skis on.
- As you exit the lift, keep the foot without a ski on tilted up and slightly to the back. This will help you to prevent losing you balance as your other ski touches the snow.
- Begin slowly making your way down to the bottom of the hill, keeping the ski-less foot tilted up and slightly back for the entire run. Practice making long turns, and go slowly. As you become more comfortable on one ski, you can carefully begin increasing your speed.
- Once you reach the bottom of the hill, switch the ski to the other foot and repeat the process. Continue practicing until you feel you have mastered the art of skiing on one ski.
Posted on: Jul. 03, 2010