March 28, 2008, Newsletter Issue #189: How Technology has Advanced the Ski Lesson

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The affects of technology are apparent in everything you see today. Even the simplest of plastic gadgets was born from machinery and computer technology that has advanced drastically in recent years. The ski lesson and ski instruction in general have also taken advantage in these technological advances. Many ski lessons can now get beginner skiers started without ever hitting the powder by using computer models and other instructional tools.

A ski lesson without hitting the mountain may seem pretty dull. However, much of what it takes to start learning to ski can be taught without the risks that can come with a beginner jumping right onto the snow. With computer generated simulators, beginning skiers can learn the balance that is required to get going as well as the right methods of keeping their poles and skis in sync. Steering and learning to apply the right pressure to your skis can also be taught in a ski lesson that takes place in doors. Ski instructors are assisting the technology end of the industry by helping develop new tools to further enhance the ski lesson. Keep your eye out for the many state of the art teaching methods available from ski clinics and shops at many resorts.

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