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4 Tips for Tree Skiing

  
  
  

by Becca Blay

There is nothing like a great day in the trees! Here are four quick tips that can help you to maintain your strength and balance while heliskiing in the forest at CMH.

Always look ahead and pick your line, then commit.

You can’t go wrong when you choose your line and stick to it. Of course, it is important to be able to navigate when obstacles appear, but if you continue to ski the line that you choose originally, you will flow easily.

Stay relaxed.

This is extremely important in order to conserve your energy. If you don’t tense your muscles, your body will remain calm and loose, conversing your energy to enjoy a longer day out there.

Be dynamic and think like an athlete.

Always remember that you are fit and healthy…when you get tired, think about being dynamic and you will feel a new sense of energy through your legs. Mind over body, it works!

And above all, be safe.

Stay with your tree partner and always listen to your guide.

And to inspire you, here's a great video showing some of the fantastic tree skiing we have here at CMH Heli-Skiing in Revelstoke:

Or experience it first hand and join us this winter for the ski trip of a lifetime! Contact CMH Reservations for more information at 1.800.661.0252.

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Comments

Kind of like when you shoot at the open net instead of at the goalie! If you look at the goalie, you are sure to hit the pads...good advice, thanks Hayley!
Posted @ Thursday, February 10, 2011 1:01 PM by tracy
Thanks for these helpful tips! Can't wait to get to CMH Revelstoke for my HS trip in March.
Posted @ Thursday, February 10, 2011 2:25 PM by Ellen
Surely, look at the white, but still, enjoy the trees and their beauty as you whiz by them. The trees tell you where the hill is going, too, once you learn how to read them a little. They tell you when it's getting steeper, flatter, becoming off-camber, etc. And keep your hands up and where you can see 'em! Above all, keep going.
Posted @ Thursday, February 10, 2011 2:37 PM by Brad
Oh, (I can't help myself here because I LOVE tree skiing), but, one other thing- make sure you don't ski with your wrists in the straps. free the wrist, when skiing off piste! That way you won't get it caught on a tree if you go too close and break it. The rhyme is a pun on the old telemark boot sticker of 'free the heel, ski for real'.
Posted @ Thursday, February 10, 2011 2:42 PM by Hayley
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