Ski | Snowboard
Learn to Ski
in San Francisco!
All lessons are private, indoors, & completely customized for your fitness, learning style & goals.
Learn inside. Excel on the mountain.
Anyone can Learn!
Step ONE: Knee-Cs on the floor: this is the foundation for your parallel. (no snowplow here!) Skiers can take years to learn this movement on the snow – it’s just hard to teach the small, correct movements of toes, knees, thighs & hips under ski pants and from a distance! Our Knee-Cs are even effective for advanced skiers like Glenda (from Italy!), here with Instructor Colette.
Step TWO: Knees-Cs on the deck. This is side-slipping with complete focus on edges, knees curving up, body weight forward to make a strong, skilled carve. This is the foundation for an awesome carving turn!
Step FIVE: Alternate-leg parallel. After learning the basic parallel, we work on inside foot pressure, weighting and timing with different exercises – here Glenda shows the Alternate-leg parallel.
Step SIX: One-leg Parallel. This teaches each ski how to edge, especially the challenging uphill edge. (Especially helpful for Intermediate skiers trying to break long-time snowplow habits). Here Yvonne makes it look easy.
- Do you use the same curriculum for everyone?
Everyone is unique. We’ve built our curriculum by combining the experience of our amazing Instructors and the wisdom of our clients over 10 years of teaching. But we apply it differently to each person as we learn their style, strengths & goals.
Our curriculum is proprietary, but here are a few fun highlights:
- Ground School: Knee-Cs for parallel carve, working from your toes to your hips (we START with parallel turns – no pizza snowplow here!)
- Ground-School: flex and toe roll-over
- Knee-Cs with extreme knee-point and edge-grip
- The Parallel Pause to pressure the perfect sweet-spot on the skis.
- Foot rollover for strong carve
- 1-leg parallel to learn inside-leg carving
- Small radius parallel for constant roll-over pressure
- 1-leg Edge Hold
- Tapper Parallel