Things are ‘warming up’ nicely for the ski season with many resorts reporting bumper bookings for the coming 2021/22 season. This bodes well for the ski industry as a whole, which was greatly affected by the pandemic, with some resorts being at risk of permanent closure. But now we’re all keen to get back to the mountains for some fresh air and crisp winter sunshine.
Heading back to the slopes
Besides checking your kit for updates and additions, you could also be thinking about brushing up on your skills or improving your technique. It’s definitely worth keeping your skiing skill-set up to date, whether you’re just wanting to smooth out your transitions from edge-to-edge, or are looking to master hi-speed carving – or conquer moguls.
Ski Tuition – Highly Recommended
If you’re considering lessons before you leave the UK, (and this is a particularly good idea for beginners), we can highly recommend Ski Definition. Based at Hemel Hempstead Ski Centre in Hertfordshire just outside the M25 orbital, this real-snow indoor centre is very accessible for greater London and the South East and is the ideal place to hone your turns.
Ski Guru – Ali Smith
Ski Definition was founded over 35 years ago by Ali Smith, a passionate skier and highly qualified instructor, who wanted to offer quality ski instruction to all levels of ability in the UK and Europe.
The Ski Definition Team now numbers 10 instructors who share the Ski Definition philosophy and teaching methodology.
Our mission is to give you the confidence to ski with style
Skiing Lessons in Spain
You can also benefit from Ski Definition ski tuition in the Spanish resort of Baqueira-Beret (https://www.baqueira.es/) in the Pyrenees. One of the largest and most popular Spanish ski areas, it features 160km of marked pistes, plus some challenging off-piste. This family-friendly terrain has something for everyone and is considered great value for money.
Improve your ski boot comfort (even hire boots)
Ski boots can be rigid and unwieldy, and it can require some commitment to get them just right. If you’ve been struggling with the fit of your ski boots, sore spots or cold feet, then why not book in for a FREE 30 minute consultation at Foot Factor.
We look at the biomechanics of your feet and lower limbs and take a static foot scan to analyse weight distribution. We’ll create our ski-specific insoles to improve alignment, comfort and stance – a custom orthotic is a necessity and a luxury all in one!
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Ready to go!
With your ski boots tuned to perfection with the addition of Foot Factor orthotics, and your ski style polished to a high shine with some Ski Definition lessons – you can look to forward to enjoying your ski holiday, and potentially…
…taking your skiing to a whole new level.