• Introduction to the movements to be learned
  • Presentation or execution of a movement to be learned or an exercise
  • Repeated practice, first experiences of success
  • Fast learning success, steep learning curve
  • Is also called the acquisition phase, the thinking process (how things are done) is the upstream movement process

More sophisticated techniques

  • Repeated practice
  • Visualising the movement clearly
  • First forms of variable practising
  • Moderate learning success, flattening out of the learning curve
  • Is also called the perfection phase, the movement becomes automatic, the thinking process (how things are done) is no longer needed

Variable availability

  • Movement in more complex situations
  • Movement in more difficult conditions on the slope: ice, steep slopes, mogul pistes and situations, which make movement difficult
  • The variable availability is already envisaged in the automatic and stabilising phase
  • Movement at any time, in difficult conditions, is the highest variable availability

Alpine skiing techniques

  • Alpine skiing techniques make it possible to react constantly to outside forces in every skiing situation
  • Always ready to move in all directions
  • The axes formed by ankle, knee, hip and shoulder joints are approximately parallel
  • Hips and knees are bent into the curve
  • The upper torso is bent forward, adjusted to the gradient
  • The outer ski (when making a turn) has more weight on it
  • Arms: slightly bent, at the sides in front of the upper torso, to balance your weight for stabilising and steering
  • Body tension