The 10 steps to skiing
In a playful environment the MINIS learn all about snow, how to use the unfamiliar equipment to move about in the snow, and how to safely head downhill.
In Step ONE, the children learn to brake in snow (safe snowplow). The first major obstacle is overcome..
In Step TWO, the children perfect the snowplow and learn the snowplow turn. They also learn how to use ski lifts properly - meaning nothing stands between them and the first big downhill run.
In Step THREE, the children learn the interplay between the large and small plow, that is, how to switch between fast and slow skiing. In the process they also do a safe snowplow turn in medium-steep terrain.
In Step FOUR, they learn the stem turn, i.e. the skis are together after each turn and a parallel turn is not far off.
In Step FIVE, children learn to bring the skis parallel while turning (closing together in the trajectory). The skis are closed together earlier and earlier, and they will almost have managed their first parallel turn.
In Step SIX, the children learn the parallel turn and how to use ski poles, and of course, how to control their speed.
In Step SEVEN, the children learn to do parallel turns on moderately steep terrain, and start learning the short turn.
In Step EIGHT they learn to do carve turns, i.e. on the edge of the skis, without sliding.
Children in Step NINE learn to perfect short turns and practice on steep terrain.
In Step TEN, the children bring together all the techniques they have learned, and do special practice in deep snow and on the mogul slope.