A Family Adventure

Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Telemark Video Clinic

January 9, 2012
Emilie Phillips

Sunday and Monday I attended a PSIA telemark clinic. Tyson was unable to attend due to having just started a new job. The clinic was great. There were only 6 students and we were all reasonably matched. The instructors focused on edge releases and the beginning of the turn which is exactly where I have been struggling. We spent a large portion of the first day on different types of mono-marks. I had not known there were that many different types of mono-marks. By the end of the first day, we had entirely picked apart my old skiing style and now I was able to do edge releases and carving turns on flat green slopes. Steep green slopes and it all fell apart. By the second day, I was up to blue slopes. I came away with a whole bunch of new exercises and a list of things to focus on to improve my new turn. The clinic was a video clinic where you get to see yourself and do some slow motion analysis. The difference between my starting skiing and ending skiing was obvious. I feel like I finally made it over a hump I was stuck on for way too long.

For future reference, the primary instructor was John Tidd.