Category Archives: Ski Tips

First Timer’s Guide to Ski School and More

First days – at school, a job, or even a ski trip – blend excitement and a bit of anxiety. Where to go, how to get there, and what to wear, provide plenty of questions inquiring minds want to know.   Deer Valley Ski School – Meeting Places and Lesson Types With all things Deer Valley,

How to Prepare for Powder

The snow has started falling and we’re gearing up for lots of powder days during the 2016-2017 ski season here at Deer Valley Resort. Ski School Training Manager, Derek Althof, would like to offer a few tips on how to ski powder better during your next ski vacation. There are two types of skiers when

#SkiTheDifference Tip Series – Week 20

Variety is the Spice Making the mountain your playground requires quick decisions about turn shape regardless of the environment. To gain ownership of this skill, try changing up your rhythm on the groomers. Practice changing back and forth at random between short, medium, and long radius turns, while varying your speed. Doing this on comfortable

#SkiTheDifference Tip Series – Week 19

Mashed Potatoes On any given day, either the skiing is good or it’s good for you. Skiing deep, heavy, wet, mashed-potato-like snow is no exception. And with the right tactics, it can be a lot of fun. You’ll want to keep a narrow stance, this allows your skis to cut one path through the snow so that you’ll

#SkiTheDifference Tip Series – Week 18

Ski With a Soft Touch When skiing off-piste in variable conditions and terrain, focus on skiing with a soft touch. Don’t brace against your skis with stiff or locked legs – that compromises balance and finesse. Instead, use your legs like the shocks on a car. To accomplish this, think about relaxing your legs slightly to manage terrain