Archive for 'Toolbox'
Posted on 07. Mar, 2013 by CSIA.
By Michael Spiar, CSIA level 2 and CSCF level 1 When I decided to learn about ski equipment earlier this season, I expected to learn about, well, equipment. What I didn’t expect was to learn about myself as a skier, and as an instructor. Let me explain. As instructors, we’re trained to look [...]
Posted on 08. Feb, 2013 by CSIA.
By Frédérik Lépine, CSIA Course Conductor and Kinesiologist A running technique that is interesting to see in action is that a runner can run faster if he uses his upper limbs. You might simply think that the lower limbs do all of the work. We can make the same observation in alpine skiing and [...]
Posted on 12. Oct, 2012 by CSIA.
By Frédérik Lépine, Kinesiologist and CSIA Course Conductor There is nothing easier and more inspirational than to picture yourself skiing in the fall. The aim of this article is to give you a few tips on how to develop your footwork, improve coordination by changing directions and improve sensation through motor movement that simulates alpine [...]
Posted on 02. Mar, 2012 by CSIA.
CSIA Ski Tip, published in Ski Press Magazine, Vol.26 N3, January 2012 Skiing is an action sport and gravity is the driving force. But good skiing involves more than just letting yourself go down the hill- a skier has to take charge of the speed and direction. This is done by actively steering the skis [...]
Posted on 06. Feb, 2012 by CSIA.
AJ Leeming Manager, Snow School & Mountain Biking, Glen Eden, Ontario Article published in the Fall 2011 Ontario Ski Pro Magazine As I sit here at my new desk at Glen Eden in an office that I can only describe as “having character… but an awesome view!” I’m sitting in an office that is all [...]