Close

Member Login

Logging In
Invalid username or password.
Incorrect Login. Please try again.

not a member? sign-up now!

Signing up could earn you gear and it helps to keep offensive content off of our site.

PRINT DIGITAL
Resort Finder
Resort Finder
All Resorts

Hat Trick

Instruction
posted: 01/01/2000

(SKIING Magazine by Chris Anthony) As a young ski racer, I had a habit of bending at the waist and focusing on my ski tips ("wrong")-a bad tendency that disrupted my balance and hindered my agility on anything but low-angle groomers.

To correct this problem, my dad sent me down the hill with a baseball cap pulled low over my eyes (see above). With the brim angled down, I lifted my chin to see beyond the hat's rim. As I tilted my head up, my posture also became more upright as my line of sight was focused ahead, farther down the hill ("right").

The rewards are significant. You will stand taller over your skis, and your legs will be more supple and able to absorb unanticipated terrain changes. This will also increase your balance and agility in variable conditions, and it will improve your power at the beginning of the turn.

Chris Anthony has appeared in 13 Warren Miller Films and competed in eight World Extreme Skiing Championships. He lives in Vail, Colorado.

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • No HTML tags allowed

More information about formatting options

Type the characters you see in this picture. (verify using audio)
Type the characters you see in the picture above; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.
All submitted comments are subject to the license terms set forth in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use