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Braquage or pivot slips key to enhancing short turns on any ski slope

Braquage will improve your skiing technique and you may take that to the bank TERRY GAVAN - SKI BLOGGER & RACONTEUR I am a braquage junkie. And I don't apologize. What is braquage? Good question. Some call it low performance skiing. Some use pejoratives like slippy-slidey or loosey-goosey to, you know, pour passive aggressive scorn on [...]

Alpine Skiing, managing pressure – with grace and perspicacity

TERRANCE GAVAN - SKI BLOGGER & RACONTEUR   Okay, so we all got pressure. And pressure is no fun. Not fun at work and not fun at home and especially not fun when we're out for a slide at our fave ski resort. I don't know about you, but I hate pressure, and I have [...]

Ski turning – Get rid of that Inner Weirdness says Josh Foster

TERRANCE GAVAN - SKI BLOG Another day another lesson. Why do I learn more by teaching than by doing? I have no idea if that's something zen or if it just means that I indulge frequently in mundane self-analysis. I do know that I bring a certain wonkiness to every lesson. I am a ski [...]

Ski turning and speed control – the essence of finding your comfort zone

TERRANCE GAVAN - SKI BLOG The essence of speed control lies not in the shudder but the roll. Your comfort level is important, in life and on snow. On snow, comfort level is all about managing your expectations and hence, your speed. My life as an instructor ebbs and flows around helping my clients to [...]

Ski Line – the ultimate ski turn bend those legs

I love this video. Not for its pure approach to skiing. But because the tricks are the trick. And if that sounds redundant? It is. I learn best when I am tricked into keeping my noodle out of the equation. Please don't tell me to pressure the downhill ski. I know that's what we do. [...]

Out to the slopes… teaching for a living

TERRANCE GAVAN - SKI GUY, BLOGGER, IDIOT SAVANT When the water hits the fan? Snow is made. I remember all the nights at Panorama Mountain Village in October, in BC, in fall cum winter where heat from the hot pools spun steam into the air. We might be sitting in the bar. And chatting, or [...]

Working – Not working for us – a treatise on: the job

BY TERRANCE GAVAN - PARDON THE ERUPTION EDITOR When is working not working? When you walk into work with a smile and walk out again with a smile. That's a pretty simple formula. It's de rigueur for most people on the planet. If you like what you do? It ain't work. The problem is we [...]

Harald Harb Expert Skiing – Don’t Push your skis… Edge your skis

BY TERRANCE GAVAN - IDIOT SAVANT BLOGGER When I teach or when I am demo teaching I always begin my lesson with a tidbit of advice for my skiers. Terrance Gavan is a skier and lover of life. Teaching is doing and instructors need to remember two golden rules. Watch this video and [...]

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