Tag: Tethering

A week on the Bunny Hill

A week on the Bunny Hill

I posted a while ago about the two different progression approaches for sit skiing. One which is centered on using tethers to control speed and using chair lifts and green runs from the beginning, and the other which focuses on using a bunny hill, without tethers, and progressing much more similarly to how we teach ordinary skiing. Continue reading “A week on the Bunny Hill”

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He did the one thing I can’t match

He did the one thing I can’t match

Last week I was tethering a sit skier who is close to being able to ski independently. Our green run has one steeper section, so I had one 14 ft tether attached to the centre of the seat. That way I can let him choose and control the turns without help or hindrance from me, but I’m there as an emergency brake if needed. Continue reading “He did the one thing I can’t match”

Going off Leash

Going off Leash

Skiing is cancelled today due to rain & warm temperatures, so time for a blog. We rarely use the bunny hill with sit skis at the Edelweiss program, it is too full of small children on the days our program runs. So, our sit skier progression is mainly about running a green trial top to bottom repeatedly on tethers. The first run is 99% tetherer controlled with the skier as a passenger, then slowly responsibility for speed control, turn initiation and route planning are transferred to the sit skier. Continue reading “Going off Leash”