WHAT DRIVES US?
If you ask me, “What do you like best about skiing and having lived in the mountains your whole life?” my answer is that I love coaching and teaching and meeting new people, regardless of their level of skiing. It’s a real privilege to help people have fun on the mountain and be a part of that experience.
An older ski instructor (Toni Seelos) once said to me, “Why do we make everything so confusing for ourselves when we only do 3 things with our skis?” I asked him what he meant, and he replied, “We’re going straight down, left and right. And for that we have to be well balanced, turn and steer our skis, so let’s just have fun and do it.” Over the years I have expanded this philosophy a bit, but this simplicity is still the core of my teaching.
When skiing on the mountain, you can use any situation to your advantage or disadvantage. To use the situation to your advantage, you need to adapt your technique and tactics to your own ability as well as to the conditions and type of snow. This is what makes good and effective skiers.