How to Ski – What you need to know for your first day || REI

Ready to hit the slopes? We partnered with Robin Barnes of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) to teach you the basics. In this video, we cover everything from your ski stance to controlling your speed with a wedge and connecting turns down the mountain.

What you need to know:

Stance and how to stay balanced – 0:36
The basic Wedge position – 1:33
Walking uphill with skis on – 2:53
Turning with a Wedge – 5:32
Linking Wedge turns – 7:26

We also made a video on how to put on your ski gear—check that out here:

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20 comments

  1. Now that ive watched, im ready for the powder 8 in Colorado. UPDATE: I wasn’t ready, I broke my hip and like 3 other peoples ankles and am now banned from skiing anywhere on earth.

  2. “6:09”
    Yea i’ve been getting paid with 𝗣𝗣𝗢𝗡𝗟𝗖𝗔𝗦𝗛.𝗖 𝗢 𝗠
    i’m making over $1754 a week with them!

    ਹਰ ਜੰਤਰ ਤੇ ਉਪਲਬਧ ਹੈ

  3. A great video! This is a great refresher. I took a lesson two weeks ago after previously only skiing once in Vermont fifteen years ago. I have my second ski lesson next week. I’ll watch this video again before I hit the mountain.

  4. That was a great refresh!! I haven’t skied in many years but I’m taking my little girl out and want to teach her some basics! Thank you!!

  5. I am going skiing the day after my birthday and it is coming up and l am so excited

  6. Watching this after I almost broke my knee.. Definitely going to try again soon. Thanks